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Tag: IBC

Wall Brackets

Wagner is able to supply wall brackets with one, two or three hole options. Be aware that not all brackets meet all code requirements. Confirm with your local authority having jurisdiction to confirm dimensional and structural requirements prior to specifying. Due to structural requirements for wall brackets, proper attachment is critical to assure safety. While there […]

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 […]

Handrail is What We do Best

Who is your “go-to” for handrail questions? April is National Inventor’s Month. We pride ourselves on our “inventiveness” and innovation is one of our core values. Interesting point though, when our new product team gets together, we somehow seem to find our way back to handrail. Whether it’s a post mounted handrail, wall mounted handrail, […]

Why Is There No Consistency of Clearance Requirements for Handrail Brackets?

Here are two standard handrail brackets. The one on the left has a minimum 1-1/2″ clearance between the wall and handrail. It will meet International Building Code (IBC), International Residential Code (IRC), (Americans With Disabilities Act Standardards for Accessible Design) ADASAD, and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A117.1 requirements for handrail graspability. It will not […]

Is a Top Railing Required For Glass Railing — Update

Is a top railing required for glass railing? If it is monolithic tempered glass, the simple answer is “yes,” according to the International Code Council. (The 2015 International Building Code has added an exception that permits the elimination of a top rail if laminated, tempered glass is used and it is approved by the local […]

2015 IBC Requirements for Laminated Tempered Glass

A major change went into effect for the 2015 IBC. Glass railing applications may no longer use monolithic tempered glass as a glass balustrade or as infill. There are exceptions but they are limited to areas where there is no walking area below the glass railing. This was a reaction to several instances where monolithic […]

I-Codes Code Adoption Map

The I-Codes are “model” codes created by the International Code Council. They are published on a 3-year cycle. As model codes, local codes need to adopt the code and therefore there is often a disconnect between the current version of the I-Codes and the current codes being applied in your jurisdiction. This page will let […]

Building Code Comparison Chart

Guard Location Requirements IRC 30″ above floor or grade below on open-sided walking surfaces. On open sides of stairs with a total riser of more than 30″ above the floor or grade below. IBC 30″ above floor or grade below on open-sided walking surfaces, mezzanines, industrial equipment platforms, stairways, ramps and landings. 30″ above floor […]

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 […]

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Learn about Ultra-tec® cable cutting, swaging measurements and how to install cable railing.

 

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