Compliance checking is an essential quality assurance process in architecture. Stairs, in particular, require specific attention as they are frequently responsible for non-compliance issues. All to often stairs are documented to meet minimum clearances but fail to account for construction tolerances. This oversight becomes incredibly problematic once on-site, especially if the stair is bounded by structural walls which can’t be modified.
To help issues such as this before they become problematic, Parametric Monkey has developed a Dynamo graph to check stair compliance. It is intended for preliminary compliance only, and a manual check is recommended to verify results. The graph runs on all stairs in the Revit model simultaneously and checks:
- The maximum riser height;
- The maximum going length;
- The maximum number of risers per stair run; and
- The minimum clearance between top rails if a railing is present.
Before running the graph, ensure all stairs to be…