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4 Signs You Should Invest In a Guard Railing

The residential and commercial building codes (IRC and IBC, respectively) have specific definitions and requirements for guards (guardrails). Interesting point of trivia: the I-codes (IBC and IRC) do not refer to guard railing as that term is commonly used for the railings you find on the side of a highway. Guard is what they define since a […]

What Code Standards to Work to When Installing Glass Railing Systems

Q: With complexities and variance in code adaption that effect glass and glass railing systems state-to-state and locally, how can installers more easily determine what code standards to work to when installing glass railing systems? As railing systems are often installed at project-end, time is rarely on the side of the glaziers or fabricators doing […]

Should I Still Be Concerned About ANSI A117.1?

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 […]

Is a Top Railing Required For Glass Railing — Update

Is a top railing required for glass railing? If it is monolithic tempered glass, the simple answer is “yes,” according to the International Code Council. (The 2015 International Building Code has added an exception that permits the elimination of a top rail if laminated, tempered glass is used and it is approved by the local […]

Happy Pi Day

It’s Pi Day! You may ask, “What does that have to do with railing?” The number π is a mathematical constant, the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, commonly approximated as 3.14159. It has been represented by the Greek letter “π” since the mid-18th century, though it is also sometimes spelled out as […]

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 […]

The Curse of Being in the Railing Business

So I’m sitting on the couch watching the World Series last night (Go Cubs!) and I see this during a commercial. I was taken aback. Do you see what I see? Probably not, unless, like me, you look at railing everywhere you go. Where’s the top rail on the glass railing at the top right? […]

Building Code Comparison Chart

Guard Location Requirements IRC 30″ above floor or grade below on open-sided walking surfaces. On open sides of stairs with a total riser of more than 30″ above the floor or grade below. IBC 30″ above floor or grade below on open-sided walking surfaces, mezzanines, industrial equipment platforms, stairways, ramps and landings. 30″ above floor […]

Load Requirements for Handrail and Guard

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 / square foot. Building on a 165-year legacy, Wagner is the go-to resource […]

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