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, […]
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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?
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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