Learning Objectives

Learning Objective 1:
Describe the IBC and IRC code requirements for railing

Learning Objective 2:
Describe how Railing Systems are tested to ensure their compliance of the IBC and IRC codes

Learning Objective 3:
Design Considerations of Materials and Spans

Learning Objective 4:
Improve Exterior Aesthetics using longer railing spans



The course was well developed and well presented.

Robert Jordan

Great information!

Scott Frank

A great overview of the requirements for rails and grab bars in both commerical and residential construction.

John D Skodi

A great overview of the requirements for rails and grab bars in both commerical and residential construction.

John D Skodi

Good seminar.

Gary Indyk


Raymond R. Lammon

Great seminar

John Gramlich

Great seminar

John Gramlich


William Jarratt

Very informative! Thanks

Terry Wieser

i wish it would have had some additional graphics to convey some of the dimensional items discussed.

Brian Fabo

Termination requirements?

David Ross

good general course

Doug Martin

Very clear and informative information.

Anthony Fuller

Very Informative

Jonathan Berkman

excellent presentation



henry panton

A few additional items to what is typically known.

Charles Grad

The presentation included valuable code info for structure requirements of handrails and guardrails. Great presentation.

Rhonda Wells

Hand Rail Code Requirements & Design Considerations


This course will provide the Architect with the details of railing systems code requirements and testing to ensure they meet IRC and IBC Building Codes. Integrating design elements based on materials and span limits into the structure architecture.

Credits: 1 AIA HSW, 1 ADA, 1 AANB, 1 NSAA, 1 ALBNL

Length: 1h

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