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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 […]

Clarifying Handrail Bracket Clearance

Required clearance between a handrail and other building elements continues to confound and confuse. Here’s a quick review of where present codes now stand. The 1992 Americans With Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) stated that there was to be an absolute dimension of 1-1/2″ between a handrail and a wall. This was actually a “grab […]

Why Hollywood Can’t Get Railing Right

As part of a film or television program’s pre-production, “location scouts” are tasked with finding a suitable place or “location” outside of a studio that meets the scenery requirements of a particular scene. As part of that process, the location scout is concerned with the overall aesthetic, cost, and practical logistics of the location — […]

The Complete Beginner’s Guide To Metal Railings

When it comes to railings, there are times where a simple wood railing will suffice but metal railings are an excellent solution for your home and business. Here are the basic things you need to know. Material You have several options when choosing which metal you would like to use for your metal railing — […]

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 terminals 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 […]

Does Lumenrail® Meet ADA Requirements?

The simple answer is “yes”. As long as you keep within the ranges defined by the Americans With Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design (ADASAD). Lumenrail will meet the ADA requirements for handrail graspability. The ADASAD notes that handrail must be between 1-1/4 and 2 inches in diameter. Wagner Lumenrail utilizes slotted tube within that range […]

Illuminated Railings for Dramatic Aesthetics While Meeting Safety Requirements

And What You Stand to Gain with A Partner Experienced in Lighting and Railings Many factors define a successful product. For railing systems, life safety, code compliance, and aesthetics rise to the top. Illuminated hand rail is steadily increasing in building and site design following dramatic growth in small form factor LED fixtures and continual […]

Three Things You Don’t Want To Hear About Your Handrail

With building codes and standards determining when, where, and how and handrail should be installed, there’s always a potential that you might not meet some requirement. Here are three things you don’t want to hear about your handrail. 1. It’s too big Handrail graspability is referenced in all of the building codes and the Americans […]

Planning to Age in Place? Check Your Handrails.

I was reading this article in the New York Times about aging in place: Planning to Age in Place? Find a Contractor Now As our population ages, many are moving into homes that are more accessible with fewer stairs to climb.While you’re at it, don’t overlook your handrails. However, if the choice is to “age in […]

O Canada

Recently, I spent a week in Toronto doing “Lunch and Learns” at architectural firms. I’ve been doing this for years in the U.S. – primarily on the building codes as they apply to handrail and guards. However, the International Building Codes don’t apply to our northern neighbors which meant I needed to learn about the […]

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