The 2015 IBC has an entire section on the use of Glass in Handrail and Guards. Click on the ICC logo and scroll down to Section 2407
OSHA has updated their general requirements for Section 1910.29: Fall Protection Systems and Falling Object Protection — Criteria and Practices. The most significant change is noted in Section 1910.29(f)(2) which now notes “Finger clearance. The minimum clearance between handrail and any other object is 2.25 inches (5.7 cm).” This is in keeping with requirements of NFPA […]
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 […]
With all of our concerns about handrail climbing or being improperly installed, along comes the New York Times which publishes an article on How To Walk on Hand Rails. The article quotes Travis Graves, program director at American Parkour Academy, which “promotes the discipline of running, jumping, climbing and moving in other ways through urban settings.” […]
How Not To Use a Handrail
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? […]
Due to structural requirements for Handrail Brackets, proper attachment is critical to assure safety. While there are other methods of attachment, what we show here are the most typical. Check with your fastener supplier regarding Epoxy Anchors and Anchors for hollow block. In hollow wall applications, Handrail Brackets must be fastened to wood studs or appropriate […]
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.
Handrail extensions must return to a wall, itself or the walking surface. Note: While it is a common practice to leave a gap between a wall return and the wall, some inspectors have rejected this as they consider it a return toward the wall and not a return to the wall.
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