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Re: code load for stairs?

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In my opinion the intent of the code is to use 100 psf for "exit
facilities" including the exit stairs of the buildings with occupant load
of 10 or more. Otherwise stair stringers may be designed for the same
uniform load as the floor. In either case the tread must be designed for
300# concentrated load.  
Karim Hosseinzadeh, SE 

> From: Jeff Smith <smthengr(--nospam--at)>
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: code load for stairs?
> Date: Tuesday, March 09, 1999 3:25 PM
> Can anyone tell me if they feel that the 100psf code live load is
> for interior private stairs of a residential unit with an occupant load
> than 10? (Not public stairs or fire escapes, but possibly a required
> of egress for within that unit.)
> Does not seem like a bad idea, but I was just curious what the intent of
> code is.
> Jeff Smith, S.E.