This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. When it comes to railing systems, there is no need to compromise a beautiful aesthetic for function and safety; systems can deliver both. This course examines guardrails in terms of their structure, safety, and style. Applicable sections of the International Building Code (IBC) are discussed, as are materials, finishes, and infill options, and how they affect the project budget.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain how loading requirements, member selection, and deflection affect guardrail system design and performance.
  • Recall 2018 IBC code criteria related to handrails and guards and apply them to the design of a safe guardrail system.
  • Discuss the advantages and considerations of three types of glass guardrail support systems.
  • Specify guardrail materials, finishes, and infills that are appropriate for the project environment, design goals aesthetic, and budget.

Pre-Requisite: Basic knowledge of railing systems.