By definition, handrails are in place to provide guidance. They are required on stairs with two or more risers and ADA ramps with a rise greater than 6 inches. Handrails are required on both sides of stairs and ramps. They are placed between 34 inches and 38 inches above the leading edge of a stair […]
Over the years, there has been confusion on whether a top railing was required in glass railings. In my opinion, it was required. In 2009, the International Building Code (IBC) in 2009, which allowed for an exception. The exception? There was no top rail requirement when using laminated, tempered or heat-strengthened glass. But, since 2015, […]
Aesthetic Appeal Plays a Central Role at R & B Wagner If you think about fabricating steps in order, you will most likely think about metal finishing last. Short of a final inspection and packaging, it is last. In many shops, finishing is an entry-level position. While not an afterthought, a nice appearance is often […]
Nelophobia is the fear of glass. Most notably, it’s fragility. The image in the minds of most people is the hazard presented by shards of glass when broken.
Green Building Practices The Wagner Companies has been implementing more green business practices since 2004. We continue this endeavor by focusing on sustainability. At that time, we first participated in the State’s Focus on Energy program. As a result, we have upgraded to more energy-efficient lighting, and hot-water boiler and air compressor systems. We also […]
ANSI A117.1 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities was meant to be updated every five years. But, the 2009 edition was not updated until 2017
Today, more and more residential and commercial architects are utilizing LED illuminated interior and exterior railing systems to help put a new emphasis on their designs. This isn’t surprising. After all, LED lighting brings quite a bit to your design, while providing an energy efficient and cost-effective life safety element. Architecture Innovation When an architect […]
Guidelines For Holes and Notches in Tempered Glass Holes and notches in tempered glass, should be located within specified areas per this image. Refer to the table for noted dimensions. Glass Edge to Hole Rim: The minimum distance from the rim of a hole to the nearest edge of the glass must be ¼” or […]
Stairs That Get Stares LED lights incorporated into railing offer a winning package of elegance and security. There are many different styles, and may be positioned for maximum brightness and convenience. Indeed, they’re ideal for both internal and external applications. Wagner Architectural Systems offers an especially sophisticated option for lit railing: the Lumenpod 28. The […]
Since 2015, the International Code Council (ICC) started requiring that all glass used in glass railings be laminated, heat-strengthened or tempered glass. What caused the change?
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