This course will discuss the overall advantages of choosing a custom-fabricated railing system built off-site compared to off-the-shelf products or locally fabricated railings. In addition to looking at the practical considerations of how different fabrication choices affect project time and budget, this course also identifies some ways to address health, safety, and building occupant welfare.

Learning Objectives

  • 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.