Draw Stair Details

Show stair conditions

  1. Conditions at all landings are shown: bottom, intermediate, top
  2. Every unique condition at end of stair tread is shown: fixed end, free end
  3. Every unique tread and riser size and shape is shown
  4. Every unique nosing size, shape and projection is shown
  5. Non-slip provisions at stairs and landings are shown
  6. All finish material attachments and terminations at stairs and landings are shown: carpet, vinyl, wood, stone
  7. All special trim and decorative features are shown

Show exterior stair conditions

  1. Provisions to divert water from landings are shown
  2. Footing for stringer are shown: [in structural foundation plan checklist]
  3. Provisions to prevent moisture penetration are shown: at stringer attachments, at handrail connections

Show stair stringer

  1. Stringer size and shape is shown
  2. Stringer connection to landings is shown
  3. Blocking or backing for attaching stringer is shown
  4. Stringer transitions are shown: sloped to horizontal, stringer to base
  5. Attachment of stairs to stringer is shown: [in shop drawings checklist]

Show self-supporting stair conditions

  1. Connection of stair to support walls is shown: dowels, keys [in structural details checklist]
  2. Connection of stair to landings is shown: dowels, keys [in structural details checklist]

Show wood stair conditions

  1. Wood stair carriages are shown: end, center
  2. Required blocking for stairs is shown
  3. Stair wedges for wood stairs are shown
  4. Housed wall stringers for wood stairs are shown
  5. Soffit condition beneath stairs and landings are shown
  6. Fireblocking between stairs and soffit is shown
  7. Double headers and double trimmers for stairs are shown

Show stair-mounted handrail

  1. Handrail connection at landings is shown: bottom, intermediate, top
  2. Handrail connection at stair is shown
  3. Railing size and shape is shown: top, intermediate, bottom
  4. Railing terminations are shown: at walls, at guardrails, at newel posts, at free standing ends
  5. Vertical railing spacings are shown: support rails, intermediate rails
  6. Horizontal railing spacings are shown: bottom rails, intermediate rails, top rails
  7. Decorative handrail features are shown: balusters, shoe rails

Show wall-mounted handrail

  1. Handrail connection to adjacent surfaces is shown: walls, posts, brackets
  2. Blocking or backing for attaching handrail is shown
  3. Provisions to accept handrail movement at connections is shown
  4. Size and shape of handrail is shown
  5. Handrail terminations are shown: return to wall

Show stair dimensions

  1. Typical riser height is dimensioned
  2. Typical tread depth is dimensioned
  3. Distance housed stringer projects above stair treads is dimensioned
  4. Distance housed stringers extend beyond stair treads is dimensioned
  5. Landing overhang distance and radius, chamfer, or bevel is dimensioned
  6. Nosing overhang distance and radius, chamfer, or bevel is dimensioned

Show handrail dimensions

  1. Height of handrails is dimensioned: front edge of tread to top of handrail
  2. Railing spacings are dimensioned: horizontal, vertical
  3. Handrail end projections are dimensioned
  4. Distance from wall-mounted handrail to wall is dimensioned
  5. Distance between stair risers and bottom rail of stair-mounted handrail is dimensioned

Coordinate with other drawings

  1. Riser height times number of risers agrees with intermediate/top landing heights shown on building or stair sections
  2. Tread depth times number of treads agrees with distance of stair runs shown on floor plans

Coordinate with code requirements

  1. Riser height agrees with code requirements
  2. Tread depth agrees with code requirements
  3. Nosing projection size and shape agrees with code requirements
  4. Warning stripes at stairs and landings agree with code requirements
  5. Non-slip edging agrees with code requirements
  6. Riser closure for accessibility agrees with code requirements
  7. Handrail heights agree with code requirements
  8. Handrail railing spacings agree with code requirements: vertical, horizontal, gaps between stairs and bottom rail
  9. Handrail sizes and shapes agree with code requirements
  10. Handrail loading agrees with code requirements: [in structural checklist]
  11. Handrail distance from wall and projection into stairway agrees with code requirements

Coordinate with structural engineer

  1. Components and connections are engineered to support anticipated loads: stringers, stringer connections, handrails, handrail connections, landings, stairs [in structural checklist]

Satisfy related test requirements

  1. Detail notation and graphics requirements are satisfied. See draw typical detail.


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