Florida Architects and Interior Designers - Lean on Me...

Instructor: Paul Spite

Credit Hours: 3.00

Approval Number: J607BGS07

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Course Description

This course will cover key factors to consider in the design of railings. These will include; building code requirements, fall prevention concerns, choices in materials, secure installation options, and aesthetic options. These should all be considered when choosing or specifying a guardrail system for a restoration or new construction project.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
  • describe goals that must be met to achieve building code compliance in the design of railings
  • identify ADA guidelines and other regulations besides building codes, that must be satisfied in the design of railings
  • explain proper mounting for different railing configurations, being installed on different types of construction
  • discuss different material, design and finish options for railings and dividers
  • express issues faced with railing replacements in historic projects, as well as ways to accommodate needed historic detailing while still addressing safety
  • summarize trends toward standardized railing systems, standard details and master specifications, and how these trends help insure code compliance in the design of railings

Other Approvals

Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) - Commercial: AIA-J607BGS07
American Institute of Architects (AIA): J607BGS07