Prefabricated Ornamental Railing Systems
Monday, November 28, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
During the era of a highly skilled labor shortage, to better serve the health interests of the community, traditional construction methods must change. Contractors must find new ways to work. How can architects, engineers, and designers help their builders and general contractors to succeed in the shortage of highly skilled labor? To the greatest extent possible, specify architectural products which are custom fabricated 100% offsite (custom prefabricated), and delivered to the Jobsite ready-to-be-installed. Offsite fabrication of architectural products allows the builder/general contractor to use fewer and less-skilled workers on the Jobsite. For example, with ornamental railing, 1 person can complete a job that may have required 2 or 3 highly skilled people to accomplish with traditional construction methods. After taking the course, you should be able to explain the differences and advantages of architectural railing products built onsite versus those fabricated 100% offsite and you will see how these principles can influence other product choices you make for your projects.
- Explain the advantages of a prefabricated custom railing system and 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