ADA, Building Codes, and Standards Relating to Handrails and Guards

Discuss the difference between handrails and guardrails and the building codes related to them
Sponsored by The Wagner Companies
By Tony Leto

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Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the differences between handrails and guardrails.
  2. Discuss building codes related to the design and installation of handrails and guardrails.
  3. Apply the International Code Council’s I-Codes to handrails and guardrails.
  4. Understand the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities (ANSI A117.1) in relation to handrails and guardrails.

Credits:

HSW
1 AIA LU/HSW
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
AAA
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
AANB 1 Hour of Core Learning
AAPEI
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
SAA
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
MAA
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NSAA
NSAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
OAA
OAA 1 Learning Hour
NLAA
NLAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NWTAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
 
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
Approved for structured learning
This course is approved as a core course
Approved for Core Learning
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a Core Course
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

This course will discuss the difference between handrails and guardrails, and building codes related to the design and installation of such rails. Gain knowledge of available resources to answer code-related questions.

Presenter bio: Tony Leto has been in the railing business since 1984. He has been active in presenting information about code bodies and standards relating to handrail and guards for over 30 years. He has attended hearings for the ADA, ICC, and ANSI giving him first-hand knowledge of the processes involved in creating and approving codes and standards.

ADA, Building Codes, and Standards Relating to Handrails and Guards

Wetlands Park, Las Vegas

 

Wagner Companies The Wagner Companies is an industry leader in architectural railings, railing components and metal fabrication. Architects, contractors, fabricators and glaziers rely on their expertise to produce code compliant, life-safety products engineered to the highest quality standards. www.wagnercarchitectural.com

 

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