Frameless Glass Railing: Designing Stunning, Code-Compliant Systems

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Wednesday | January 24 | 1-2 PM EST

Frameless Glass Railing: Designing Stunning, Code-Compliant Systems

Glass railings can be a beautiful addition to your residential and commercial projects, adding value to your portfolio and raising your profits; however, specification questions, code changes and misinterpretations can stand in the way of a successful glass railing project. In this session, attendees will learn about design considerations, code requirements, installation methods, testing standards, cap rail requirements, and laminated glass guardrail requirements. They will also walk away with a sound understanding of 2015 IBC updates—along with their impact— and the important role of the International Code Council (ICC).

Course Provider: C.R. Laurence Co., Inc.

Learning Objectives:

Design Considerations for Glass Railing: 
Course participants will gain a working knowledge of
typical glass railing applications, the advantages and disadvantages of dry and wet glazing
techniques, and the best installer-friendly systems.

Participants will be able to identify the importance of following product manufacturer
and installation criteria, warranty information, and how to specify the best product for the

Product Types: 
Participants will possess a deep understanding of monolithic tempered and
laminated systems, two-piece base shoe systems, the difference between guard rails and hand
rails, and other specialty components.

Industry Recommendations: 
Participants will understand the role of the International Code
Council and other industry code bodies (IBC, IRC, ADA).


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