Materials and Code Knowledge

Vertical Circulation that is aesthetic and plausible

IBC Chapter 10: Means of Egress. One of my favorite references in every design project. This key section outlines the requirements for one very important aspect of nearly every building: vertical circulation, A.K.A. stairs! 

For this project, I employed my knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses of steel and tempered glass, complete with shear-based connections, to design a flight of stairs that could be produced in reality. All of its dimensions are code-compliant and its material usage is common.

Stair Base Perspective
Stair Base Perspective
Stair Perspective
Stair Perspective
Stair Handrail Support Detail
Stair Handrail Support Detail
Cantilever Tread Detail
Cantilever Tread Detail
Glass Guard Rail Detail
Glass Guard Rail Detail
Stair Landing Support
Stair Landing Support