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This program is useful for architects, interior designers, contractors, and owners to understand the potential hazards that might exist in buildings. There have been some recent changes in the building code that have placed the designer in a position to determine the slip resistance requirements for different locations in the building. This program will discuss the equipment, methods, and interpretation of the data obtained from testing. The program will cover Slips (floor slip resistance), Trips (stairs, steps, ramps and elevation change). and Falls (guards, window opening protection, grab bars and handrails). A number of case studies will be presented to show the actual application and corrective work that can be done.

Date, Time, Location

Thursday, January 25
8:00 am to 9:30 am
International Market Square, Suite 185
275 Market Street, Minneapolis 55405


Includes handout and continental breakfast

AIA Members $40
NonMembers $60

Continuing education

1.5 HSW LU Hours

Learning objectives

Attendees will be able to:
  1. Explain the various code requirements that exist in selection of slip resistant walking surfaces
  2. Describe the different types of equipment for measuring the slip resistance of walking surfaces and how those measurements can be used to compare materials
  3. Apply the knowledge on the codes, standards, and materials to the design of their projects to reduce the potential for slips and trips
  4. Describe the conditions that can converge and create falls of building occupants


Steve Flaten, AIA, is a principal at Braun Intertec, leading the building sciences group. He daily inspects and consults on building envelopes for owners, contractors, and architects. He has over 43 years of experience in the architectural and construction business, previously working for large national architectural and engineering firms performing construction administration of a wide variety of projects. Steve has developed and presented more than 20 AIA continuing education programs. 


Contact Deanna Christiansen, Continuing Education Director