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Industrial Stairs - Building And Planning

Industrial stairs are used in industrial buildings. Okay, that probably didn't help, but that's the simplest way of explaining it. Most of the time, these stairs aren't any different than stairways, constructed in commercial and residential buildings.

To make it as simple as possible, I created a small list of stair types below.

Residential Building = Residential Stairs

Commercial Building = Commercial Stairs

Industrial Building = Industrial Stairs

You should have a pretty good idea, by now. If you walk into an industrial building and you walk up a set of stairs, there's a very good chance that the stairway you just used is going to be referred to as an industrial stair case.

However, some industrial staircases and the buildings they are located in, have different building codes than residential or commercial properties. Some of these stairways are used as fire escapes or part of a building evacuation plan.

Depending upon the location of the stairs, in the building and use of them, will also determine the width, stair rise and structural construction. In the past, I've built some heavy-duty stairways, using 6 x 14 stair stringers and 4 x 12 stair treads.

However, I've also built stairways in industrial buildings using 2 x 12 stair stringers and 3/4" plywood for the treads and risers. So to wrap everything up in a nutshell, if you have a set of stairs that's located inside of an industrial building, they're going be referred to as a set of industrial stairs.


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