Does Lumenrail® Meet ADA Requirements?

The simple answer is “yes”. As long as you keep within the ranges defined by the Americans With Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design (ADASAD). Lumenrail will meet the ADA requirements for handrail graspability. The ADASAD notes that handrail must be between 1-1/4 and 2 inches in diameter. Wagner Lumenrail utilizes slotted tube within that range […]

Illuminated Railings for Dramatic Aesthetics While Meeting Safety Requirements

And What You Stand to Gain with A Partner Experienced in Lighting and Railings Many factors define a successful product. For railing systems, life safety, code compliance, and aesthetics rise to the top. Illuminated hand rail is steadily increasing in building and site design following dramatic growth in small form factor LED fixtures and continual […]

The 5 Worst Railings I’ve Seen

1. Making repairs in the field can be hard and duct tape is the cure-all for just about anything. But, maybe not for a handrail. 2. Sorry, but this likely will not be accepted by the OSHA inspector. 3. Somebody really likes their miter saw. 4. Railing seems fine, but perhaps it should have been located […]

Four Links That Will Make You a Better Railing Fabricator

While the skills of a metal fabricator are well suited for being a railing fabricator, there are some other areas of expertise you should also work on to expand your skills as a railing fabricator. Here are four links to sites that will make you a better railing fabricator. 1. nomma.org If you are not already […]

5 Facts About Stainless Steel Cable Railing That Will Impress Your Friends

All stainless steel cable railings are not created equal. Here are 5 facts about stainless steel cable railing that you should be aware of when fabricating and installing a new railing system. 1. Stainless Steel Is Rust Resistant, NOT Rust Proof In architectural applications, the most common stainless alloys are Type 304 or Type 316. […]

Three Things You Don’t Want To Hear About Your Handrail

With building codes and standards determining when, where, and how and handrail should be installed, there’s always a potential that you might not meet some requirement. Here are three things you don’t want to hear about your handrail. 1. It’s too big Handrail graspability is referenced in all of the building codes and the Americans […]

Planning to Age in Place? Check Your Handrails.

I was reading this article in the New York Times about aging in place: Planning to Age in Place? Find a Contractor Now As our population ages, many are moving into homes that are more accessible with fewer stairs to climb.While you’re at it, don’t overlook your handrails. However, if the choice is to “age in […]

Stair Railing Height

Does My Stair Railing Have to be a Specific Height? Guard and Stair Railing Height are dictated by the building codes. First, determine whether you are dealing with a handrail or a guard. A handrail is in place to provide guidance on a stair. It is required when you have two or mores risers on […]

O Canada

Recently, I spent a week in Toronto doing “Lunch and Learns” at architectural firms. I’ve been doing this for years in the U.S. – focusing on the building codes as they apply to handrail and guards. But, the International Building Codes don’t apply to our northern neighbors. This meant I needed to learn about the […]

4 Ways Handrail Could Leave You Needing a Lawyer

Handrail liability will tend to fall on the fabricator/installer. As the railing “expert”, you will be expected to be the one to assure a safe handrail is installed. Here are four ways handrail could leave you needing an attorney. Not having one Handrails provide guidance and support while using ramps and stairs. Not having one […]

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