Smart Space builds stair cases to fit your specific application and to meet the most stringent code.  The picture shows a U-shaped or Switchback  staircase with a self supported top landing.  This particular design was chosen to fit a space requirement.  The tread and railing was utilized to meet the local code.  Smart Space builds staircases and landings to meet OSHA, BOCA, IBC, and UBC codes.  U-Shaped or Switch back stairs are a good option when the deck height exceeds 12′. Code requires a mid landing when exceeding 12′.