Design of Maintenance Access and Fall Protection Systems for New and Existing Buildings

Kelly Streeter, PE, Vertical Access

Ideally planned for and designed into a building, access systems for ease of continued maintenance are often value-engineered out of important projects, leading to interesting access challenges. Engineers must work with clients to engineer a range of potential solutions that are then evaluated for cost, ease of use, and other parameters so that in-house and contracted maintenance can be completed safely and efficiently.

This SE University session addressed the design of maintenance access and fall protection systems for inspection and maintenance of new and existing buildings. Applicable state and federal standards were reviewed and case studies, including Islip Courthouse and the New York Public Library, were discussed.

Session Length: 1.5 hours

December 11, 2013

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