Stairs are a critical element of life safety in any building. Here are three reasons they are so important
- It is the way building occupants escape in an emergency.
- It is the way first responders get in to fight a fire and rescue people
- It is an area of refuge for those who cant evacuate. Imagine being in a high rise and being immobile. This would be your safe place
- They are a safe haven for fire fighters when the world is falling apart
If you build buildings, you MUST build them right. If you design buildings, how do you choose from your various options? Concrete, block drywall. How do you pick one over the other? If you stay with me this week, you may reconsider your choices.