Update to OSHA Requirements for Fall Protection

OSHA has updated their general requirements for Section 1910.29: Fall Protection Systems and Falling Object Protection — Criteria and Practices. The most significant change is noted in Section 1910.29(f)(2) which now notes “Finger clearance. The minimum clearance between handrail and any other object is 2.25 inches (5.7 cm).” This is in keeping with requirements of NFPA […]

Glass Railing Breakages in the News

In doing my presentations about building codes, I often touch on a rash of spontaneous glass breakage issues that occurred in 2010 and 2011. US Glass put out a great article covering this in their October 2011 issue. It’s worth reading if you are doing anything with glass railing. Click here to view.

Fast, Good or Cheap? You Can’t Have All Three

Do you want it fast, good, or cheap? You can have two, but you can’t have all three. Building on a 165 year legacy, Wagner is the go-to resource for metal fabricating and architectural railing expertise. More than just a manufacturer and worldwide supplier, our niche focus and local market knowledge enable us to innovate […]

Bicycle Rack Placement

Wondering where you are able to place your bicycle rack? As always, check with your local authorities to confirm what they will or will not allow. This chart is based on what the Washington, DC department of transportation recommends and is typical of what you might expect to see. Click on the image to download […]

The ADASAD is Not a Building Code

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law in July 1990.  It is a civil rights law introduced to prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. It applies to places of public accommodation, commercial facilities, and state and local government facilities. Appended to the ADA was the Americans With Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines, […]

View J.G. Braun’s Catalog 1919

J.G. Braun Catalog No. 19, Circa 1919  Illustrating Hand Wrought Ornamental Lighting Fixtures, including Wall, Ceiling and Drop Lights, Floor and Table Lamps, Desk Lamps, Electroliers and Ferneries. The Last Word in the Iron Master’s Art. J. G. Braun Co. of Skokie, Illinois joined the Wagner family in 1997. With a history that dates to […]

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 […]

The NY Times Published An Article on “How to Walk On Hand Rails”

With all of our concerns about handrail climbing or being improperly installed, along comes the New York Times which publishes an article on How To Walk on Hand Rails. The article quotes Travis Graves, program director at American Parkour Academy, which “promotes the discipline of running, jumping, climbing and moving in other ways through urban settings.” […]

IRC 2018 Glass Railing Requirements

The 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) will include a code requirement for glass railing that is similar to the wording in the IBC. R308.4.4.1 Structural glass baluster panels. Guards with structural glass baluster panels shall be installed with an attached top rail or handrail. The top rail or handrail shall be supported by a minimum […]

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