IBC Compliant Vinyl Railing

ADA and IBC compliant railing

The IBC or International Building Code published its first edition in 2000. Building codes have been around since the early twentieth century, ensuring the safety of every building. There became three major building codes; the Building Officials Code Administrators International (BOCA), the Southern Building Code Congress International (SBBCCI), and the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO). There were a few after that, but the point of the International Building Code (IBC) was to unite them all and have one set of standards for building safety. The IBC falls under the parent organization of the International Code Council (ICC).

The IBC has strict standards for railing. We have plenty of vinyl railing that is IBC compliant. All of the latest IBC standards can be read here. Knowing and understanding these codes is important to have a safe environment for any residential or commercial use. All of our IBC-compliant railing posts are easy to install. They include a PVC guide to ensure a level installation.

If you are installing any railing yourself, make sure you read up on the latest IBC code. If hiring a contractor, ensure they are familiar with the codes. There is also a residential version of the IBC called the International Residential Code (IRC). A few of the requirements should fit the following: porches, balconies, or raised floor surfaces more than 30" above grade, flat rails not less than 36" in height, stair rails not less than 34" in height, measured vertically from the nose of the tread, and floor spacing on flat applications of not more than 4". We have a quick reference sheet available in pdf here.

The International Building Code is a fundamental guideline to follow for the safety of everyone. It is crucial to follow this code in both residential and commercial applications. If you have any questions or would like to place an order, contact one of our helpful sales representatives for assistance.

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