Attached is a photo of a staircase at an apartment complex. One side has a handrail, the other side, between the stairs and floor above, is open. Now pictured are 3 boards which have been put in as a temporary guard.
312.1 requires guards on open sides of stairs with a rise of more than 30 inches. 312.2 states that the guards shall not allow a sphere 4" in diameter to pass through, 6" at the triangle formed by riser, guard and tread.
many items seen in the (incomplete) pictured stairway may not comply to today’s standards
the stairs and associated components obviously were allowed by or the ahj was paid/bribed to allow them at the time of build, if in a permitting region of the world
two questions need to be answered or researched to provide factual information
when were they built?
what if any code was being enforced when/if the building permit was issued?
the previous code references are from 2012 IRC and probably not applicable to when the shaq was built
if indeed you are an attorney
in the future i would hope you would be forthcoming with who you are and the details for your inquiries and provide contact information so a proper contract & billing for “expert witness research” can be administered
I appreciate the help offered in the thread and I can somewhat understand what you’re saying. If i were to ask for a report, or for any real digging aside from someone looking at a picture and answering offhand, I would be sure to do so. Also, if I felt the answer was coming from someone who I then wanted to speak with and hire as an expert witness, I would be sure to do so.
Not sure if you’re just trying to pick a fight, but I don’t think it’s really warranted.