Event Pass Information Event Pass TypePriceQuantity AIA Member (not AIANY)$5.00 USD 0 1 General Public AIANY does not offer refunds. $10.00 USD 0 1 Event Details *This event is occurring as a live webinar. Registrants will be emailed a link to access the program.* During the era of social distancing, to better serve the health interests of the community, traditional construction methods must change. Contractors must find new ways to work. Prior to COVID-19, to increase project profitability a contractor could just add more workers to a job, allowing them to get on and off the job site as quickly as possible. Today, a contractor must ensure that their labor force continues to maintain appropriate distancing while they work. Proper social distancing on a job site means that where once several people could work together to complete an installation, many installations will now need to be handled by someone working alone. Without an effective strategy, social distancing will have a tremendous negative effect on the overall cost of construction. How can architects, engineers, and designers help their builders and general contractors succeed in the era of social distancing? To the greatest extent possible, specify architectural products that are custom prefabricated (fabricated 100% offsite) and delivered to the job site ready to be installed. Offsite fabrication of architectural products allows the builder/general contractor to use fewer and less-skilled workers on the job site. With ornamental railing, one person can complete a job that may have required two or three highly skilled workers to accomplish with traditional construction methods. After taking the course, you should be able to explain the differences and advantages of architectural railing products built onsite versus those fabricated 100% offsite, and you will see how these principles can influence other product choices you make for your projects. 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. Speakers:Milena Conn, Marketing Coordinator, AGS Stainless Inc. Milena Conn started at AGS in 2014 as an estimator. In 2015, she helped the company create a Dealers Department and after a pause of two years, starting in 2019, she began to combine her skills as an AM and Marketing to become the firm's Marketing Coordinator.