AIA Brazos CEU– Railing Design as Applied to the TAS and ADA

AIA Brazos CEU Opportunity – Railing Design as Applied to the TAS and ADA (Hollaender)

Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Time: Noon – 1:00
Location: HBI Office Solutions., 210 W. 24th Street, Bryan, Texas 77803 (Downtown Bryan)
Provider: Kirk Hamilton, Senior Regional Sales, Hollaender Mfg. Co.
Length: 1 hour
Program Number:
Credits: 1 HSW hour
Program Title: Railing Design as Applied to the TAS and ADA
HSW: Yes
SD: No
ADA: Pending

Please note: If you do not RSVP, and later decide to attend, the Chapter respectfully requests that you do not take a meal.

Thank You, Wade Zimmer, AIA

AIA Brazos CEU Lunch Coordinator
979-779-5757 x2

The Hollaender Mfg. Co.

Originators and Manufacturers of: Speed-Rail  Nu-Rail ® Rackmaster ® Mend-a-Rail ®Interna-Rail ® Speed-Rail II ® Bumble Bee Safety Rail ®

Railing Design as Applied to the Texas Accessibility Standard and ADA

Duration: 1 hour

Presentation qualifies for (1) C.E.U. and also qualifies for Barrier Free Design/Accessibility Credit


The purpose of this presentation is to educate on all aspects of railing design as applied to Texas Accessibility Standard (2012). Railing is a permanent fixture included in design to provide guidance and stability while preventing falls and injuries. By following codes and regulations for railing design, materials and installation provided in this presentation, architects can design for a more accessible and barrier free environment while meeting all relevant standards and codes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Texas Accessibility Standards Overview
  • Relevant Sections of Texas Building Code ( IBC 2006/2009/2012 are most common)
  • How to Specify Railing Systems for Texas Standards
    • Design Considerations
    • Materials
      • Understand differences between steel and aluminum railing systems
    • Mounting Conditions
    • Structural Codes
    • Understand basic requirements and criteria when specifying metal guardrails and handrails
    • Understand specifying criteria for metal infill panels for guardrails
    • Infill panels and retention system materials
    • Cost Comparisons of Various Systems


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