Identifying the most sensible code to follow for any given glass railing project requires taking into consideration optimal safety, liability, costs and a host of other factors. Adding to the complication are recent modifications to the International Building Code, which changed certain requirements for glass railings and impacted local code adaptations. Codes and compliance are […]
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Key insights for material, form and function and an appearance that lasts Railings are in place to provide guidance and help prevent accidents as a life safety product. For architects, performance and safety are critical to product selection in the design phase, but you also have to “sell the image,” bringing to life the right […]
Building on a 164 year legacy, The Wagner Companies is a manufacturer and worldwide supplier of handrail fittings and metal products for custom and industrial applications, thriving on innovative collaboration with its customers. Specializing in architectural components, architectural railings and systems, and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) products, the company has evolved to become the go-to resource for […]
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Load Requirements Handrails and Guards must be able to withstand a Uniform Load of 50 lbs/ft or a Concentrated Load of 200 lbs placed at the top of the handrail or guard. Infill areas must be able to withstand a load of 50 lbs/sq.ft.
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We will be exhibiting at the upcoming Texas AIA Design Expo, Nov. 3 – 4 in San Antonio — Booth 501 https://texasarchitects.org/v/event-detail/TxA-Annual-Convention/ks/ Our own Tony Leto will be presenting a CEU program on Friday, Nov. 4 on Building Codes as they relate to railings and Guards.