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I can't remember if this was IBC or CBC but there is something about how the rail must span at least 3 panel sections so that if one breaks the other two will act as temp support.  I'm pretty sure it was the IBC.

-----Original Message-----
From: Thor Tandy [mailto:vicpeng(--nospam--at)telus.net] 
Sent: Wednesday, September 09, 2009 4:16 PM
To: SEAInt
Subject: Guard Rails

Can anyone confirm for me, under any/all US codes, if a continuous top rail
is mandated on all glass "guard rail" systems?  . if it's a judgement call
or if it's not even mentioned .

 

Thanks

 

Thor A. Tandy P.Eng, C.Eng, Struct.Eng, MIStructE
Victoria, BC
Canada 

 




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