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Tag: Building codes

Robert Wagner Receives Honorary Doctor of Engineering Degree from MSOE

Robert Wagner, chairman, and CEO of The Wagner Companies was recently presented with an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). Wagner graduated from MSOE in 1964 with a degree in mechanical engineering and has been a member of the Board of Regents since 2002. After graduation, Wagner worked as […]

Are Code Requirements Required for Non-Required Railings?

The answer is “yes.” And “no.” First, let me explain what I’m talking about. For example, the I-codes require that if you have a drop of 30 inches a guard is required. That guard is required to be a minimum 42 inches high (36 inches in the International Residential Code) with no opening large enough […]

Building Codes for Handrail and Guard Railings

Prior to using any railing products, it is incumbent on designers, fabricators and installers to make themselves familiar with local building codes that apply to their applications. Most municipalities and local code bodies do not write code — they adopt codes prepared by various code bodies. Historically, model codes were prepared by code bodies such […]

Railing Extension Requirements

Railing Extensions for Ramp Rails Ramp handrails extend horizontally above the landing for 12 inches minimum beyond the top and bottom of the ramp runs. Railing Extensions on Stairs Top Extension on Stairs – Handrails extend horizontally above the landing for 12 inches minimum beginning directly above first riser nosing. Handrails extend horizontally above the […]

Railing Systems CES Program Now Available

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 […]

Guard Definition and Requirements

The following references are based on the Guard Definition as set out by the International Code Council (ICC) for the International Building Code (IBC) and International Residential Code (IRC) Guards are in place to prevent accidental falls. They are generally not required unless there is a 30″ drop – which may vary by local Authority Having […]

Building Code Definitions for Handrail

The purpose of a handrail is to provide guidance. It is required on stairs with two or more risers and ADA ramps with a rise of 6″. In commercial applications, a handrail is required on both sides of stairs and ramps. They are not required on walking surfaces with running slope less than 1:20. Height: […]

A Quick Introduction to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

The NFPA is a global organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. The association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards. There are two NFPA documents which may apply to your application – NFPA 5000: Building Construction and Safety Code […]

Introduction to Building Codes

What are building codes? Why do we have them? Why can’t we just build buildings however we want? These are some of the questions that this webinar set will help you to answer. The regulation of the way buildings are built in the United States is unique, compared to other industries and even other countries. […]

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