Do Horizontal Railing Lines Create a "Ladder Effect?"
Posted on August 16, 2019
From time to time we get asked about horizontal lines in railing systems creating a ladder effect… attracting children to climb into dangerous situations. Is this concern justified, or are horizontal lines safe to install on every location?
While Superior Railing is low-maintenance, there isn't anything we can do about random dirt and messy substances getting on your products. What we can do is offer some advice in cleaning that gunk off.
May is Building Safety Month, and at Superior Aluminum we take safety very seriously. Safe, code-compliant designs and a workforce that keeps safety front of mind are integral parts of the Superior way.
It's time to take another deep look at building codes! Do manufacturers just use whatever size material they have laying around to build handrail? Is it just screwed into the wall? There are handrail codes that deal with these questions and it is time to explore them.
Fence, including Aluminum Fence, is important for keeping unwanted visitors away, but can sometimes become a bit perplexing. We took a deep dive into some of the key terms associated with fence in an effort to clear away some of the fog.
Does a handrail just get installed on a step because the building owner is being nice? Do they just pick a spot on the wall and say: "looks good, fasten it there?" As it turns out, handrails have their own sets of rules within the larger building code to create a consistent, safe set of standards.
Ever wondered if that hotel balcony railing was really safe to lean against? Turn's out there is a wide array of rules and regulations called building codes that ensure it is indeed safe! We tackled two of these such codes in depth!
Every quarter the USG Corporation and the US Chamber of Commerce survey a panel of contractors in the commercial construction industry to gauge their perspective on the current market. Powered by Dodge Data and Analytics, this index reveals some of the most prominent and promising trends forthcoming from the commercial construction industry.