Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association

Dalton,  OH 
United States
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The Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association (SMA) is an active network of Stairbuilders, Stair Part Manufacturers, Distributors, Dealers, Design Professionals, ancillary material and equipment suppliers supporting the Stair Industry to provide safe, beautiful stairways. Our mission is to build the greatest resource of knowledge and tools contributing to the success of our Members and the Stair Industry.

Learn about Stairs and Rails from the SMA experts!

The Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association (SMA) is an invaluable resource for stair builders across the nation. Membership in the SMA guarantees stair industry professionals access to resources that include continuing education opportunities, the latest stairway research, and the most recent developments in building codes and techniques.

Many times you’re already installing treads and risers for your customers, why not add code compliant stair and railing work to your offerings?  Join us at NWFA's Training Facility in Chesterfield, Missouri for our Stair Balustrade instructional class.  This 3-day, hands-on course will take place June 24-26 and will teach you core design and installation techinques for stairways. 

The SMA publishes Visual Interpretations of the IRC Stair Building CodesComplex technical code language is simply explained through drawings and pictures. Laymen and professionals alike praise this document that provides understanding for all that use the the International Residential Code. Stop by the SMA Store to purchase your copy today!  


  • Visual Interpretation - IRC Stair Building Code
    Invaluable guides perfect for visualizing the most basic to the most complex of stair designs...

  • Visual Interpretations to the IRC Stair Building Code are the key to understanding, visualizing, and keeping stairbuilders and lay people informed of ever-evolving technical concepts. The SMA offers the most up-to-date manuals for stairbuilders to construct safe, functional, and beautiful stair designs that adhere to industry requirements, while supporting the architectural and design goals of the project. These invaluable guides are perfect for visualizing the most basic to the most complex of designs.

    ***Stop by the SMA Store to purchase your copy today!***

  • Stair Balustrade Instructional Class
    The SMA Stair Academy presents the Stair Balustrade instructional class. This 3-day, hands-on course focuses on core design and installation of stairways....

  • Join us in Chesterfield, Missouri at the NWFA Training Facility as we present the SMA Stair Academy's Stair Balustrade instructional class. This class is focused on teaching post-to-post and over-the-post handrail theory, skills, and basic installation practices. The fixtures, materials, and instructional workbook required for hands-on balustrade installation training are provided to each student. 

    • 3-Day, Hands-On Course
    • Balustrade Theory with Calculations and Layouts
    • Newel, Baluster, and Handrail Placement
    • Over-the-Post and Post-to-Post Techniques
    • Cable, Iron, and Wood In-Fill Styles
    • Radius Level Balustrade Layouts

    ***Join us June 24-27, 2020 by registering for the class on our website at! ***

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