All Hands on Deck: Aluminum Framing and Railing Systems for Outdoor Living

All Hands on Deck: Aluminum Framing and Railing Systems for Outdoor Living

to take this course

Whether it’s a rooftop in the city or a patio on the lake, an outdoor living space is perfect for enjoying nature and socializing with others. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss how to specify and install safe, durable aluminum framing and railing systems for outdoor decks and balconies. Participants will not only learn how to design decking systems and railings that comply with safety codes and requirements but also how to select components and materials for specific project types.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Compare and contrast common decking materials such as wood, steel, and aluminum for sustainability, durability, and life cycle cost
  2. Identify the safety and environmental benefits of aluminum systems and evaluate railing and decking types in order to select the ones most suited to specific projects
  3. Recall important codes and requirements regarding decks and railings to ensure outdoor living spaces are safe and accessible for both installers and occupants
  4. Apply knowledge of common railing and decking challenges in order to design safe and durable outdoor living spaces in residential and commercial applications
Design Category (CSI Division): 
(05) Metals
AIBD Division: 
Building Design
AIA Course Number: 
Delivery Format: 
Narrated Video
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Course & Quiz Details: 

10 Multiple Choice and True/False Questions

A score of 80% or higher is required to receive a certificate of completion