Contents: Introduction; Chapter 1 Domestic Stairs; Chapter 2
Commercial Stairs; Chapter 3 Detailed construction: Chapter 4
Timber; Chapter 5 Detailed construction: iron, steel and other
metals; Chapter 6 Concrete stairs; Chapter 7 Stonework and
composite construction; Chapter 8 Design codes and procedures;
Chapter 9 Elevators and mechanical circulation; Chapter 10
International case Studies. Appendix: Building regulations for US
Complimentary web site content: Historical Review (Chapter 2 of original book); Historical introduction to domestic stairs, commercial stairs, external stairs, elevators and mechanical circulation.
*Well established author team *Fully revised to take account of current building regulations *International case studies featuring up-to-date examples
Reviews of the 1st edition:
'Alan Blanc, without methodological nervousness, plunges in. The book is well served by numerous clear diagrams and plans... filled with practical realism and down-to-earth detail... a marvellous primer for every student.'
The Architects' Journal
'A worthwhile design aid. The structure is less systematic than pragmatic... an excellent work.'
'A fascinating book - not putting the book down is the best way to treat it.'
The Architectural Review