Goto Site Map Page |  Skip Navigation and read main content

Dedicated to Quality & Safety in Housing & Construction©  Since 1961

graphic: ABI Anniversary Seal

Connect with “The Gurus of How-To”

BBB Online logo Accurate Building Inspectors ® is a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors Accurate Building Inspectors ® is a member of the American Institute of Architects
Accurate Building Inspectors ® is a Division of Ubell Enterprises, Inc.

Licensed: New York (NY) & New Jersey (NJ)

Toll Free: 1-800-640-8285

1860 Bath Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11214-4616

Legal Support Services

Stair Nomenclature

Stair Design & Construction

Accurate Building Inspectors® provides research and expertise on stair safety, design and construction.

Related: Stair & Ramp Safety Paper

Stair Nomenclature Diagram

A visual index of stair design parameters detailing safety standards and optimum construction tolerances.

This stair chart was developed in accordance with state and federal codes, standards and case-law and from nearly fifty years of inspection, observation and study in the design and construction of thousands of stairways. This stair plan demonstrates the sophistication and complexity required in stair safety. ABI often uses this stair diagram to illustrate the comparative advantages of standardized stair design during court appearances to educate parties about how inadequately maintained or poorly designed stairs can contribute to accidents.

PDF Download: PDF Download(203KB): Stair Nomenclature Diagram Stair Nomenclature Diagram
Click image for larger view.

Image: Stair Nomenclature Diagram