GlassBuild America 2019: 5 Reasons to Attend

Why all glass industry professionals should attend the largest show of its kind. This year’s show in Atlanta, GA will bring together the entire supply chain for glass, window, and door industries to network and solve problems. By attending GlassBuild, you’ll be a part of the largest gathering of its kind, be able to discuss […]

Biophilic Design: Improving Both Architecture & Psychology

Biophilia, a term first coined by E.O. Wilson in 1984, refers to the inherent human inclination to affiliate with nature and seek connection with the rest of life. Meaning “love of life or living system,” biophilia was first used by Erich Fromm to describe a psychological orientation of being attracted to all that is alive […]

Shoe Moulding Installation: An Evolution In Glass Railing

Innovations in glass shoe moulding systems have led to new solutions that save installers and fabricators time and money. For glass installers and metal fabricators alike, profitability on the job means completing the job without any delays or outstanding punch list items. Paramount, of course, to repeat business is the constant need for a business […]

Handrail Code Requirements For A Correct Glass Railing Install

Glass handrail code requirements take into consideration safety, liability, and a variety of additional factors which will be covered below. Code compliance is certainly a complicated issue and identifying which code to adhere to can be challenging for any glazier or installer. To add to the complexity, codes can vary by region and can be […]

Stock Components or Custom, Legato™ Is Your Glass Post Railing Solution

Stock Legato Here at R&B Wagner, we’re always looking for better ways to help you get the job done in the most efficient manner. One of the ways we help you achieve this is by developing entire railing systems that can be purchased online, allowing you to intuitively choose specific components for your job, saving […]

5 Easy Steps to Measure For Stair Railing

Whether you are purchasing individual components or an entire railing system, there are a few measurements that are needed to ensure the railing purchased is a proper fit. Each set of stairs is unique. Ensuring you have the correct dimensions is the first step in properly specifying any railing system. Let’s first review the key […]

Why ADA Stair Handrail Guidelines Are Not as Bad as You Think

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 […]

The Beginner’s Guide to Top Railing for Glass Railings

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, […]

Putting Metal Finishing First

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 […]


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