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“Designing Safe, Code-Compliant, Residential Stairways” – CE Luncheon

Come join JD Stairs for an in person, hands on event where Jonathan Webster, the owner of JD Stairs gives insights into the stair industry. The AIA event not only includes instruction on stair codes, but Jonathan will provide a Q&A, and a shop tour for you to see how your designs come to life. After the presentation, Jonathan will walk everyone through the shop showing the process of raw material to the final product to gain a better understanding of what goes into the building of stairs and high end custom products. You’ll be guided and instructed by one of the best stair installers in the industry. JD Stairs has won several awards with the SMA (Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association) and has opened up their shop to help architects with any struggles or questions they have pertaining to the stair industry.

The International Residential Building Code (IRC) is the most widely adopted model code for 1 and 2 family homes. Significant changes in the 2009 and subsequent editions of the IRC widely affect the design of stairways. Building codes applicable to Stairways, Handrails and Guards are a minimum standard of safety that can be easily exceeded providing an additional margin of safety for residential occupants and provide the aesthetic desired. Recent changes have clarified many issues previously subject to wide interpretation.  Many of these changes have already been adopted by local jurisdictions or are being considered.  An understanding of the intent and direction of the IRC model code and how it is applied to the design, specification and construction of stairways will be provided.  This course requires completion of the AIA evaluation to receive credit and certificate of completion.

This program will registered for 1.5 AIA CE/HSW Credits

There is no fee but you must RSVP to attend.  No Walk-ins please.
RSVP No-Shows will be invoiced $35.



May 11, 2023
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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AIA Las Vegas
Thursday, May 11th 2023
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
4181 W. Oquendo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV. 89118


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