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Wagner is able to supply wall brackets with one, two or three hole options. Be aware that not all brackets meet all code requirements. Confirm with your local authority having jurisdiction to confirm dimensional and structural requirements prior to specifying. Due to structural requirements for wall brackets, proper attachment is critical to assure safety. While there […]
In response to your requests, we have added a new AIA CES program covering Contemporary Railing Systems. Here’s a narrative of the program offering. Contemporary Railing Systems Railing design options have expanded over the years. While still popular, ornamental railings (wrought iron) are no longer the only design choice when choosing a metal railing system for your […]
Who is your “go-to” for handrail questions? April is National Inventor’s Month. We pride ourselves on our “inventiveness” and innovation is one of our core values. Interesting point though, when our new product team gets together, we somehow seem to find our way back to handrail. Whether it’s a post mounted handrail, wall mounted handrail, […]
Here are two standard handrail brackets. The one on the left has a minimum 1-1/2″ clearance between the wall and handrail. It will meet International Building Code (IBC), International Residential Code (IRC), (Americans With Disabilities Act Standardards for Accessible Design) ADASAD, and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A117.1 requirements for handrail graspability. It will not […]
Published by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), ANSI A117.1 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities provides standards used for the specification and construction of accessible facilities. But what should you use today for creating an accessible facility? The Americans With Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design (ADASAD) or ANSI A117.1? Let’s take a look at […]
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, […]
There are two primary references that have been used throughout the country in relation to accessibility: ICC/ANSI A117.1, Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities and The Americans With Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG). ANSI A117.1 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities. Originally created and published by the Council of American Building Officials (CABO) – ANSI […]
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