BCAB #1375 - Stair Design for Single Family Dwelling, Sentence 188.8.131.52.(2)
January 18, 1995
Re: Stair Design for Single Family Dwelling, Sentence 184.108.40.206.(2)
This appeal concerns the design of the primary stair (see Fig. 1) serving the three floors of a new single family dwelling.
Reason for Appeal
Article 220.127.116.11. provides the design criteria for stairs And Clause 18.104.22.168.(2)(d) requires the front edge of the treads to be at right angles to the direction of travel.
The appellant contends that the stair meets the requirements Sentence 22.214.171.124.(2). This contention is at least partly based on previous acceptance by another building authority.
Building Official's Position
The building official maintains the stair does not meet the requirements of Clause 126.96.36.199.(2)(d).
Appeal Board Decision #1375
It is the determination of the Board that the stair design in question does not meet the requirement of Clause 188.8.131.52.(2)(d) because even when using the handrail the path of travel may not be at right angles to the front edge of the tread.
George R. Humphrey, Chair