I was reading a thread about stairs and noted that the codes for stair treads would be different depending on where one might be. Isn't that crazy? I mean do people in California climb stairs differently than people here in Michigan? I never noticed? It seems to me it would be a heckuva lot easier to standardize the codes at least within a state. I thought they were trying to do that here in MI, but it's like the motor ran out of gas. It just doesn't make any sense. Then if I move to CA and try to be a GC there, what good is my know how? I want to create a nation wide movement to standardize building codes. I can understand some differences based on geography, weather etc, but sometimes the codes just don't make sense.