Currently the 2015 and 2018 IRC are the model codes most frequently adopted into law by most jurisdictions. Always check with your building safety department for local modifications.
2018 Visual Interpretations of IRC Stair Codes DIGITAL (FREE for Members)
Drawings and Photos explain the technical terms and many significant changes in the stair building codes since 2000.
- Walkline location
- Measuring carpeted stairs
- The definition of “flight”
- Measuring winder treads
- Handrail height
- Guard height determination
For digital download only.
NOTE: The Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association’s Visual Interpretation to the Stair Building Code of the International Residential Code is a FREE digital publication for SMA MEMBERS ONLY. By downloading this VI, you agree that you will not distribute this document to persons outside of your immediate company or organization. This is proprietary information, please treat it as such. Thank you for protecting this SMA member benefit.