Has anyone had any kind of experience building band risers?
I've put some together over the years for a couple of different
and have always be suprised of how easy they seem to be. I'm
making some for the local school but can't seem to find any kind of
print to get
an idea. Has anyone tried this in the past?
How would it be any different from a liability standpoint than building
new basement stairs, or a raised deck? What about a bookcase (that
could fall on someone)?
I'm curious how people decide what is sufficiently risky to not want to
Stairwise, you have codes, inspections, and light loads, although I once saw
about 30 people on a stairway for a picture.
With the band thing, you probably don't have stamped professional
engineering, or inspection.
You do have large numbers of boistrous individuals, probably no periodic
inspection, and twice that many loving parents anxious to sue your ass if
their little dear trips and breaks one of her gorgeous lily whites or, good
heavens, if the thing collapses and there are broken bones!
Doesn't seem worth the hassle to me, but if I had to do it, I'd get the
owner to hire me to build it to "their" plans, with an engineer's stamp AND
the engineer's inspection report that it was, indeed, built as designed.
Although a very good point, I'm thinking that the highest anyone would
have to fall would
be 24" if 4 sections where built at 6" increments. As for the
liability, I'm considering opening
a small corporation with insurance to take care of that side of it. It
seems that the companies that do this proffesionally charge 10 times
what these peices should cost just because it's taxpayer money. If the
company it going to charge $50,000 for a dozen 4x8 platforms that I
know I can build in a week, then maybe it's worth starting a small
business for local schools.
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