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It’s Engineers Week

It would be an oversite if we didn’t take a minute to acknowledge that this is Engineers Week. With growing concerns for safety, code compliance, plant efficiency, and ISO; we now have more engineers on staff than ever before. We have engineers creating prints, testing railing components and assemblies, analyzing processes, reviewing quality, developing products, analyzing data, […]

The ADASAD is Not a Building Code

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law in July 1990.  It is a civil rights law introduced to prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. It applies to places of public accommodation, commercial facilities, and state and local government facilities. Appended to the ADA was the Americans With Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines, […]

View J.G. Braun’s Catalog 19

J.G. Braun Catalog No. 19, Circa 1919  Illustrating Hand Wrought Ornamental Lighting Fixtures, including Wall, Ceiling and Drop Lights, Floor and Table Lamps, Desk Lamps, Electroliers and Ferneries. The Last Word in the Iron Master’s Art.

2015 IBC Requirements for Laminated Tempered Glass

A major change went into effect for the 2015 IBC. Glass railing applications may no longer use monolithic tempered glass as a glass balustrade or as infill. There are exceptions but they are limited to areas where there is no walking area below the glass railing. This was a reaction to several instances where monolithic […]

Why There Are No Handrails in “Star Wars”

As I go around the country and do presentations on building codes relating to railing, I show some photos at the end indicative of my critiques of railings I see in the world and on film/tv. For instance, I display this photo: Clearly, the Death Star is beyond the reach of OSHA since there is […]

The NY Times Published An Article on “How to Walk On Hand Rails”

With all of our concerns about handrail climbing or being improperly installed, along comes the New York Times which publishes an article on How To Walk on Hand Rails. The article quotes Travis Graves, program director at American Parkour Academy, which “promotes the discipline of running, jumping, climbing and moving in other ways through urban settings.” […]

IRC 2018 Glass Railing Requirements

While this is not yet in effect, the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) will include a code requirement for glass railing that is similar to the wording in the IBC. R308.4.4.1 Structural glass baluster panels. Guards with structural glass baluster panels shall be installed with an attached top rail or handrail. The top rail or […]

Balustrade and Cable Railing – Aesthetic Solutions

Balustrade and Cable Railing: Aesthetic Solutions Architects, contractors, and home and business owners often come across  that may diminish the aesthetic outcome of a construction or remodel project. For instance, the 4″ and 6″ Ball Rules limit what can be done with balustrades and patio/deck railing. These regulations state that a ball of 4″ or […]

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