One Step at a Time: Safety & Sustainability

One Step at a Time: Safety & Sustainability

to take this course

This one-hour course examines how stair treads and nosings increase stair safety for users, especially in the event of an emergency. Join us as we discuss the different parts of a stair, the coefficients of friction for different nosing options, new innovations that make treads and nosings durable and sustainable, and codes and practices that ensure proper installation. 

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Identify the different parts of a stair, including treads, risers, stringers, and nosings
  2. Discuss how stair nosings are used to increase stair safety and compare the coefficients of friction for different nosing options
  3. Explain innovations in stair nosings and treads that ensure they are durable and sustainable, including recycled and recyclable materials
  4. Define codes that certify stair nosings and treads are safe for all users, especially in the event of an emergency
  5. Outline the estimation, installation, and maintenance process for stair nosings
Instructor: 
Design Category (CSI Division): 
(12) Furnishings
AIBD Division: 
Building Design
AIA Course Number: 
NYS12E
Delivery Format: 
Narrated Video
Device Format: 
Desktop/Laptop
Tablet
Course & Quiz Details: 

10 Multiple Choice and True/False Questions

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