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Procrastinator's Week: Prefabricated Ornamental Railing Systems - The Advantages Offered

Today builders are feeling the impact of a tightening labor market. One of the ways architects can assist contractors to continue to succeed - even as securing additional skilled labor becomes more difficult - is to include prefabricated (built 100% off-site) architectural products in their designs. Utilizing prefabricated architectural products allows the contractor to safely make greater use of lower-skilled workers in the construction of the project. Prefabricated architectural products also reduce project waste and shorten product installation time.


At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the environmental impact and waste management advantages of a prefabricated custom railing system to a railing system which requires onsite adjustments or field modifications;

  • Compare and contrast the railing system materials used for posts, top rails, and infill;

  • Describe how fabricated offsite architectural products can help contractors succeed in a tight skilled labor market and uphold safety standards; and

  • Evaluate how stainless steel railing systems meet health requirements for users.

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License renewal is upon us! Have you completed your Mandatory Continuing Education Requirement?

By April 30th, licensed architects in the District of Columbia must accumulate at least 24.0 HSW|LUs in order to remain licensed. This total must have been acquired since the last renewal period ended in April 2018. Transcript not quite up to snuff? Join us March 11-13 during Procrastinator's Week at the District Architecture Center.

We’re offering 10 sessions for a total 15.0 HSWs!