Prefabricated Ornamental RailingsAIA Continuing Education sponsored by AGS Stainless, Inc.
This AIA Continuing Education course qualifies for 1 AIA LU/HSW (health, safety, welfare) learning unit hour from the American Institute of Architects, AIA CEU.
AIA CEU Course Overview
This course will discuss the overall advantages of choosing a custom-fabricated railing system built off-site compared to off-the-shelf products or locally fabricated railings. In addition to looking at the practical considerations of how different fabrication choices affect project time and budget, this course also identifies ways to address health, safety, and building occupant welfare.
After reading this article, participants will be able to:
- Explain the advantages of a prefabricated custom railing system in addition to the advantages of an all stainless steel railing system.
- Compare and contrast the railing system materials used for posts, top rails, and infill.
- Describe common challenges with locally fabricated metal rail systems.
- Evaluate how stainless steel railing systems meet health, safety, and welfare requirements.
Balcony and Roof Railings and the Code: Maintain, Repair, or Replace?AIA Continuing Education Hoffmann Architects JOURNAL Volume 34, Number 1, 2017.
AIA CEU Course OverviewThis course will cover various code requirements for railings, discuss the application of Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and the modification and replacement of railings at historic and landmark structures. Lastly, the implementation of appropriate strategies for railing repair, alteration, or replacement to meet building code requirements for dimensions, strength, configuration, composition, among other factors.
Based on the information presented in this article, readers should be able to:
- Distinguish among various code requirements for railings, including those from the International Building Code, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the International Existing Building Code, and local building codes, to determine applicable standards for a given building and situation.
- Apply the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, along with guidelines from landmarks commissions and preservation offices, to the modification and replacement of railings at historic and landmark structures
- Evaluate existing balcony and roof railings for signs of distress and failure, and diagnose the probable cause of deficiencies
- Implement appropriate strategies for railing repair, alteration, or replacement to meet building code requirements for dimensions, strength, configuration, composition, and other factors.
*Note: A score of 80% or better is required by AIA CES to earn credit.
All CLEARVIEW hardware and components are A304 or A316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel for its superior corrosion resistance. Using a unique and proprietary method of developing detailed plans from customer-provided measurements, AGS is able to fabricate custom railing solutions that rival anything built on-site.
Once a system has been engineered, components are precision-cut with a computer controlled laser before being welded and polished by hand. Completed projects are shipped with simple installation instructions; each piece of the Railing System reflecting the highest level of craftsmanship, design and attention to detail.
Project specific customization and an assortment of available top rail, post and infill options provide a multitude of possible configurations, something to suit any interior/exterior project, application or aesthetic.
For more information, call 888-842-9492 or visit AGSstainless.com.