Loads on Handrails and Guards – FBC 8th (2023)

1607.9 Loads on handrails, guards, grab bars and seats. Handrails and guards shall be designed and constructed for the structural loading conditions set forth in Section 1607.9.1. Grab bars, shower seats and accessible benches shall be designed and constructed for structural loading conditions set forth in Section 1607.9.2. 1607.9.1 Handrails and guards. … Continue readingLoads on Handrails and Guards – FBC 8th (2023)


SECTION 1010DOORS, GATES AND TURNSTILES 1010.1 General. Doors in the means of egress shall comply with the requirements of Sections 1010.1.1 through 1010.3.5. Exterior exit doors shall also comply with the requirements of Section 1022.2. Gates in the means of egress shall comply with the requirements of Sections 1010.4 through 1010.4.1. Turnstiles in the … Continue readingDOORS, GATES AND TURNSTILES – FBC 8TH (2023)

GUARDS – FBC 8TH (2023)

SECTION 1015 – GUARDS 1015.1 General. Guards shall comply with the provisions of Sections 1015.2 through 1015.7. Operable windows with sills located more than 72 inches (1829 mm) above finished grade or other surface below shall comply with Section 1015.8. 1015.2 Where required. Guards shall be located along open-sided walking surfaces, including mezzanines, equipment platforms, aisles, stairs, ramps and landings … Continue readingGUARDS – FBC 8TH (2023)


SECTION 1014HANDRAILS 1014.1 Where required. Handrails serving flights of stairways, ramps, stepped aisles and ramped aisles shall be adequate in strength and attachment in accordance with Section 1607.9. Handrails required for flights of stairways by Section 1011.11 shall comply with Sections 1014.2 through 1014.9. Handrails required for ramps by Section 1012.8 shall comply with Sections 1014.2 through 1014.8. Handrails for stepped aisles and ramped aisles required by Section 1029.16 shall comply with Sections 1014.2 through 1014.8. 1014.2 Height. Handrail height, measured above stair tread nosings, or finish surface of ramp slope, … Continue readingHANDRAILS – FBC 8TH (2023)


2407.1 Materials. Glass used in a handrail, guardrail or guard section shall be laminated glass constructed of fully tempered or heat-strengthened glass and shall comply with Category II or CPSC 16 CFR Part 1201 or Class A of ANSI Z97.1. Glazing in railing in-fill panels shall be of an approved safety glazing material … Continue readingGLASS IN HANDRAILS AND GUARDS – FBC 8TH (2023)

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The History of Fences

Fences have been an integral part of human civilization for thousands of years, serving a variety of purposes from demarcating property boundaries to providing security and privacy. The history of fences and evolution of fencing materials and techniques reflects the changing needs and technological advancements … Continue readingThe History of Fences