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Tag: Ladder effect

NOMMA Upper Midwest Chapter Meeting

I will be presenting at this weekend’s meeting of the NOMMA Upper Midwest Chapter on the The Myth of the Ladder effect and Railing Code Issues. The session will provide an overview of the building codes and standards that impact railing and guard design. The meeting will be this Saturday, April 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 […]

What Is “The Ladder Effect”?

The 2000 International Residential Code (IRC) states that guardrails . . . shall not be constructed with horizontal members or other ornamental pattern that results in a ladder effect. It has never been in the International Building Code (IBC). This was removed in the 2001 code cycle and was published in the 2001 IRC supplement. […]


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