Why ADA Stair Handrail Guidelines Are Not as Bad as You Think

By definition, handrails are in place to provide guidance. They are required on stairs with two or more risers and ADA ramps with a rise greater than 6 inches. Handrails are required on both sides of stairs and ramps. They are placed between 34 inches and 38 inches above the leading edge of a stair […]

The Beginner’s Guide to Top Railing for Glass Railings

Over the years, there has been confusion on whether a top railing was required in glass railings. In my opinion, it was required. In 2009, the International Building Code (IBC) in 2009, which allowed for an exception. The exception? There was no top rail requirement when using laminated, tempered or heat-strengthened glass. But, since 2015, […]

Putting Metal Finishing First

Aesthetic Appeal Plays a Central Role at R & B Wagner If you think about fabricating steps in order, you will most likely think about metal finishing last. Short of a final inspection and packaging, it is last. In many shops, finishing is an entry-level position. While not an afterthought, a nice appearance is often […]

Wagner Focuses on Sustainability

Green Building Practices The Wagner Companies has been implementing more green business practices since 2004. We continue this endeavor by focusing on sustainability.  At that time, we first participated in the State’s Focus on Energy program. As a result, we have upgraded to more energy-efficient lighting, and hot-water boiler and air compressor systems. We also […]

How LED Lighting is Changing the Way Architects are Using Railings

Today, more and more residential and commercial architects are utilizing LED illuminated interior and exterior railing systems to help put a new emphasis on their designs. This isn’t  surprising. After all, LED lighting brings quite a bit to your design, while providing an energy efficient and cost-effective life safety element. Architecture Innovation When an architect […]

Holes and Notches in Tempered Glass

Guidelines For Holes and Notches in Tempered Glass Holes and notches in tempered glass, should be located within specified areas per this image. Refer to the table for noted dimensions. Glass Edge to Hole Rim: The minimum distance from the rim of a hole to the nearest edge of the glass must be ¼” or […]

The Beauty and Safety of LED-Lighted Railings

Stairs That Get Stares LED lights incorporated into railing offer a winning package of elegance and security. There are many different styles, and may be positioned for maximum brightness and convenience. Indeed, they’re ideal for both internal and external applications. Wagner Architectural Systems offers an especially sophisticated option for lit railing: the Lumenpod 28. The […]

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Learn about Ultra-tec® cable cutting, swaging measurements and how to install cable railing.

 

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