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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, […]

Beauty of Nature Shines Through Architectural Glass Railing

Glass railing brings the outdoors in. We love our fall colors in Wisconsin, so building anything that could potentially block our view is unthinkable. With customers who specify Wagner architectural glass systems time and time again, we know we’re not alone. For bringing the beauty and light of nature into your project, there’s no better […]

Handrails: More Than Just Safety Features

If you own a commercial building or design them for a living, you know that there are guidelines and building codes in place to help you determine where you need handrails. Any architect worth his salt can put them where they are necessary — the trick is to design them to fulfill the aesthetic goals […]

Trends in Airport Handrailing Systems

Airports of are often the first places we see new trends in modernity, and handrailing systems are no exception. Styles have changed with handrail panels becoming more transparent to create the illusion of space, and giving a more modern feel to these aging pieces of infrastructure. Let the light in with a no-post design and […]

When Exploring Glass Railing Systems, the Wagner Difference is Clear

Glass Railings Offer Performance and Aesthetics for Interior and Exterior Applications When Exploring Glass Railing Systems, the Wagner Difference is Clear. There is a beauty in the uninterrupted aesthetic a glass railing system can provide. They offer greater sight lines at a live event, uniformity to architect’s vision, and clear, expansive vistas from any property. […]

A Practical Guide to Selecting the Right Building Code for Glass Railing Installations

Determining the most reasonable code to go by for virtually any given glass railing project requires bearing in mind maximum safety, liability, expenses and a variety of additional factors. Contributing to the problem are the latest changes to the International Building Code, which altered certain specifications for glass railings and influenced local code modifications. Codes […]

How to Clean and Maintain Structural Glass in Glass Railing

The name self-cleaning can be misleading and therefore irrespective of how you treat the glass it will still actually require cleaning and maintenance. So, what is self-cleaning glass, and what types of self-cleaning glass are there? Well I would divide this area into two categories, two distinctively different approaches to the same problem 1) Glass […]

Understanding The Impact of Miami-Dade Requirements

Identifying which building codes to follow requires a host of considerations: safety, liability, and cost, among other factors. When determining the correct code as it relates to life-safety products such as railing systems, there is an understandable tendency to build to the highest standard. This is especially true when it comes to high-impact areas including […]

The 5 Biggest Glass Shoe Blunders

Glass Shoe — also known as Glass Railing Base Shoe or Glass Shoe Moulding — is the primary structural element of a glass railing system. When properly installed and specified, a glass base shoe will hold the structural glass in place allowing a great view yet providing a safe guard. The glass is set into […]

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