Proposed American National Standard:
AWI SMA 0643 - Stairs, Handrails and Guard Systems
The Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) and Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association (SMA) have collaborated to develop the proposed AWI SMA 0643 – Wood Stair, Handrail, and Guard Systems standard. The standard differentiates between structural and aesthetic requirements for stair systems, ensuring that industry professionals can tailor the product to their specific needs. The AWI SMA 0643 – Wood Stair, Handrail, and Guard Systems standard includes a separate installation section, to be used by stair system installers in the field.
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AWI SMA 0643 - Wood Stair, Handrail, and Guard Systems provides standards and tolerances for the quality fabrication and field installation of wood stair, handrail, and guard systems. Further, it establishes minimum aesthetic and performance requirements intended to provide a well-defined degree of control over a project's quality of materials, workmanship, and/or fabrication.
PUBLIC COMMENT: January 31 - March 16, 2020
The standard draft is available for public comment effective January 31 through March 16, 2020.
STANDARD DRAFT: Download Available Here
The AWI Public Comment Form is also available, below. Commentary submitted regarding the AWI SMA 0643 - Wood Stair, Handrail, and Guard Systems draft must be submitted on these forms in accordance with AWI’s policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with the requirements of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Commentary on the standard submitted outside of this format will not be considered by the AWI Technical Committee or the SMA Quality Standards Committee.
PUBLIC COMMENT: https://forms.gle/qcUki5FT2yaUjifRA
Individuals and organizations that wish to participate in the upcoming canvass must complete the canvass registration, regardless of whether the individual/organization was a participant in any previous canvass process.
CANVASS REGISTRATION: Form Available Here
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