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08.19.2021 | The Basics of Façade Access Equipment: Design and Testing

Façade access equipment is found on most mid- and high-rise buildings and is generally required to allow building owners to wash windows, perform minor repairs, and maintain the exteriors of their buildings. Historically, there has been significant confusion regarding the need for this equipment as well as the design forces for which the equipment should be designed. This course provides an overview of typical façade access equipment; defines OSHA and building code design loads for the equipment and the supporting structure, and discusses requirements for proper testing of the equipment to comply with OSHA regulations. Pitfalls associated with design and testing of this equipment are also presented.

  • Course will award 1.5 hours of continuing education
  • This course is Diamond Review approved in 49 states. New York does not accept hours from recordings.