Basic Stair Layout – Module 27110-13

Basic Stair Layout – Module 27110-13


Module ID 27110-13

Introduces types of stairs and common building code requirements related to stairs. Focuses on techniques
for measuring and calculating rise, run, and stairwell openings, laying out stringers, and fabricating basic stairways.

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Learning Objective 1 – Identify the types of stairways. a. Identify how residential and commercial stairways differ.

Learning Objective 2 – Identify the various components associated with stairs.

Learning Objective 3 – Identify terms associated with stair framing.

  • Define headroom.
  • Define stringer and explain when more than two stringers are used.
  • Define treads and risers and explain the importance of uniform tread depths and riser heights.
  • List the minimum stairway width requirements for residential and commercial structures.
  • Describe the difference between handrails and guards.
  • Identify situations that carpenters may be confronted with when framing stairwells.

Learning Objective 4 – Describe the procedure used to determine the total rise, number and size of risers, and number and size of treads required for a stairway.

  • Explain how to calculate the riser height, tread depth, and total run for a stairway.
  • Describe how to calculate stairwell opening sizes.

Learning Objective 5 – Describe the procedure to lay out and cut stringers, risers, and treads.

  • Explain how to lay out and cut a stringer.
  • Describe how to properly reinforce a stringer. c. Summarize how concrete stairways are formed.

Performance Tasks

Performance Task 1 (Learning Objective 4) – Calculate the total rise, number and size of risers, and number and size of treads required for a stairway.

Performance Task 2 (Learning Objective 5) – Lay out and cut a stringer.


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