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SMA Workshop - Custom Railz and Stairz, Bedford Park, IL

  • August 19, 2017
  • 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Bedford Park, IL

Registration

(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Full registration, includes breakfast, lunch, all presentations, publications and handouts.
  • Full registration, includes breakfast, lunch, all presentations, publications and handouts.
  • Full registration, includes breakfast, lunch, all presentations, publications and handouts.
  • Full registration, includes breakfast, lunch, all presentations, publications and handouts.
  • Exhibitor fee includes Table Exhibit, program listing and fee for one attendee. Additional exhibitor employee-guests are just $129.
  • Exhibitor fee includes Table Exhibit, program listing and fee for one attendee. Additional exhibitor employee-guests are just $169.
  • Includes Course - SMA101 1.5 HSW Learning units at no charge and option for Lunch and Shop Tour following for $40. Please enter your AIA Member Number when registering.

Registration is closed

Early Registration Extended to Aug 4th

Custom Railz and Stairz

6740 S Belt Circle Drive, Bedford Park, IL 60638

Just 5 mins from Midway Airport


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Custom Stairz and Railz serves a unique and highly competitive market where newels are notched and mortised for stringer, riser, and tread tenons and parts are taken to the jobsite for field assembly from the top down.  Andrei Pop  invites you to visit and learn in an unique and inspiring experience as he shares the market demands that have shaped his business.


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Accommodations 

Room Block Closes August 4

Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge
1200 Burr Ridge Parkway
Burr Ridge, IL 6052

  
Book online or Call 630-986-4100


Rate: $119.00 + 11% tax 

Please support SMA by staying at this hotel. Booking your room at the Plaza Hotel will help SMA meet its commitment and enable us to continue to negotiate the best room rates. 

Getting There:

The hotel is located 13 miles from Chicago Midway International Airport.  Taxis are available for approximately $15 each way.

Coming in Friday night?  Join us for a networking dinner

Choose the option when you register.
Meet in the hotel lobby Friday at 6:30p.

Who should attend? 

  • All who have interest in stairbuilding
  • Architects - AIA CES Course SMA101 - 1.5 HSW/LU.  Registration for the course to be held at the Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge allows option for lunch and shop tour for only $40.  See Schedule below and Program for description.
  • Owners, Admin, Supervisors, Lead-men, Craftsmen
  • Open to all in the industry - SMA Membership not req'd
  • Please see the SMA Preclusion Policy

Exhibitors Welcome

  • Compass Software - Martin Stockhausen

Tentative Schedule

Friday:
  • 4:00p Registration at the Marriott
  • 6:45p Dinner at Capri Ristorante (self-pay) 
Saturday:

Meeting at Marriott
(Breakfast thru Lunch)
  • 8:00a Registration and Continental Breakfast at Marriott
  • 8:30a Welcome and Introductions
  • 9:00 Code Update
  • 9:30 Selling Has Nothing to do with Selling - Richard P. Farrell, President of Tangent Knowledge Systems  will issue a wake up call for all organizations on how to sell, strategize and position their companies to meet the harsh realities of the information economy, and the challenges of today's marketplace. His in-depth knowledge of the sales challenges of small to midsize companies:   commoditization, price pressure, new market opportunities, transactional selling, poor sales accountability, unqualified sales pipelines, ineffective new business generation, long selling cycles and increasing cost of sales, is unparalleled.
  • 10:30 Break
  • 10:45 "Designing Safe, Code-Compliant, Residential Stairways" - AIA Continuing Education - SMA101 1.5 HSW|LU  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. 
  • 12:15p Lunch
  • 12:45 Depart for Custom Railz & Stairz
  • 1:00p Shop Tour and Demos
    • 5 and 4 Axis CNC Demos
    • CNC Lathe - Twist and Flute
    • 12" Moulder
    • Much More
  • 3:30p  Workshop concludes
Breakfast and Lunch are included.

SMA National Workshop Road Tour

Incorporating monthly tours of SMA stair shops and manufacturing facilities around the country the tour will culminate at the foot of the "Miraculous Stairway of the Loretto Chapel" in Santa Fe, New Mexico during the 2018 Annual Conference.  Open to anyone involved in the Stair Industry, these events will provide a valuable networking and learning experience.  You need not be a SMA member to attend.  Each event is unique so plan to join us.


Download the Workshop Road Tour Schedule



Resources:


The SMA offers several educational and reference materials that can be used to prepare for this workshop. The Stair Codes Visual Interpretations booklet, for example, is designed to simplify stair code guidelines with clear graphics that illustrate technical concepts. Industry professionals can also benefit from the SMA Stair Building and Handrailing technical guides, which are often required for vocational study as they offer vital instruction on how to create safe, comfortable, and elegant stairs. These resources can ensure that you are up to date with the latest industry standards, codes, and regulations—preparing you not only for this workshop, but also allowing you to build your expertise as an industry professional.  


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