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SMA Fall Education Conference

  • November 20, 2009
  • 5:00 PM
  • November 22, 2009
  • 11:30 AM
  • Hotel Providence, Providence, RI
  • 8


  • Exhibtor fee with Reception only
  • Early registration
  • This rate is only for additional participants or spouses from member companies
  • Member companies with more than participant or spouse of a participant
  • Members registrering after 10/20
  • Early Registration

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The SMA Fall Education Conference 2009

…will be held in Providence, RI, a New England destination and home to some of the nations finest educational institutions, it is a fitting venue for the first SMA Educational Conference.

The conference will focus on two areas essential to your business, Stair Design/Construction and Stairbuilding Code Regulations.  Six seminars will provide invaluable skills to boost your company’s capabilities, and professional status.  All classes will provide learning units for SMA members toward certification. Learn more at SMA CERTIFICATION PROGRAM.pdf Members will be able to save $50.00 by completing the basic level of the SMA Stair Code Certification at no charge.

Who should attend?

·         Sales and Design Staff

·         Project Managers and Production Managers

·         Drafting and Detailing Personnel

·         Shop Fore-Men/Women

·         Lead Stairbuilders

·         Installers

& Exhibitors are Welcomed!

Classes include!

·         Elements of Design essential to Stairways – 1.5 L.U.

·         Classical Stair Design – 1.5 L.U.

·         Case Study/Tour of Historic Staircases – 1.5 L. U.

·         Handrailing Design and Construction – 1.5 L.U.

·         Code Certification – 3 L.U.  (Free Certification Test given to Members Only)

Registration (Discounts Extended till 10/28)

As little as $150.00 for members and $185 for non-members includes all course materials handouts meals and refreshment breaks except dinner on Saturday night when participants will have the opportunity to enjoy the many downtown restaurants and activities. To register for the event with credit card or PayPal click on the link to the left or call the SMA office at 877-500-5759. Hotel reservation must be made as below.

Hotel, Reserve your room before October 20th! (Room Block Extended till 10/28)

Our conference will be hosted by the Providence Hotel. Located within walking distance of all activities they are focused on providing a remarkably valuable event for our participants. Participants are to make their room reservations directly with the hotel by October 20th.  Simply call 401-861-8000 or 800-861-8990 to take advantage of the SMA rate of $110.00 per night.


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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