I learned today how important means of egress, and stairs are, and how the dimensions of different elements of stairs affect on comfort, efficiency, and safety of the egress. I also have a new found appreciation for fire escapes because I learned that they serve an important function to keep people safe, while also efficiently moving people out of the building. It’s also very easy to miss out on the details when designing exits, but it is important to think about when designing buildings to provide means of safety for people.