Educational Event

The Myth of the Ladder Effect and Other Guardrail Safety Issues


AIA Milwaukee

Participants in this seminar will learn to differentiate between handrails and guardrails, and become aware of building codes related to the design and installation of such rails. Participants will gain knowledge of available resources to answer code-related questions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the difference between handrails and guardrails.
  • Better understand Building Codes related to the design and installation of guardrails and handrails.
  • Gain knowledge about the International Code Council – The “I” Codes.
  • Gain knowledge on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities (ANSI A117.1) in relation to guardrails and handrails.


Registration is required. Lunch is included.


The Wagner Companies


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