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Railing Definitions — Guard, Handrail, Guardrail?

Railing is a term that gets tossed around a lot but do you understand that there are different types of railings? Let’s take a look at railing definitions. Wagner’s been involved with railings since the beginning. Julius Wagner was making railings as far back as 1850. However, railing definitions have changed over the years. Most […]

New Lumenrail Brochure

View or download the newest Lumenrail Brochure from Wagner. Common areas and pedestrian walkways have specific lighting requirements to ensure safe navigation and access in dark or low-light conditions. These same walkways also require the use of handrails to protect, guide and assist pedestrians on ramps, landings, stairs and balconies. Lumenrail® combines these lighting and […]

What is the Facade Inspection Safety Program?

The Facade Inspection Safety Program (FISP) – previously known as Local Law 11 – relates to buildings in New York City. It requires that owners of buildings with six or more stories above grade have their exterior walls and appurtenances inspected periodically – as set forth by the commissioner – but at least once every […]

Why There Are No Handrails in “Star Wars”

As I go around the country and do presentations on building codes relating to railing, I show some photos at the end indicative of my critiques of railings I see in the world and on film/tv. For instance, I display this photo: Clearly, the Death Star is beyond the reach of OSHA since there is […]

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? […]

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 […]

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 […]

Quick Introduction to The International Code Council

Most municipalities and local code bodies do not write code – they adopt model codes prepared by various code bodies. Historically, model codes were prepared by code bodies such as Building Officials Code Administrators International, Inc. (BOCA) – the National Building Code (NBC); Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI) – the Southern Building Code (SBC); […]

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 […]

PanelGrip Fits Perfectly in Airport Terminals

Dry Glaze Railing Solution Speeds Installation at World’s Busiest Airport Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta is the busiest passenger airport in the world, with 2,500 arrivals and departures and serving an astounding 250,000 passengers daily. So when Stainless Fabricators Inc. won the bid to install railings at the facility’s brand new international terminal, it represented an […]

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