Glass Railing Systems: Fundamentals of Design, Performance, and Application

Earn 1 AIA LU.

Glass railing systems can enhance the aesthetics, function, and safety of buildings. There are several types available such as base shoe systems, post railings, standoff systems, and windscreens. This course covers important considerations when specifying glass railings including best practices in design, component selection, and installation. It will also address the role of code authorities such as the IBC. Upon course completion, participants will possess a deeper understanding of the glass railing specification process to help ensure that safety, aesthetic, and performance objectives are met.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain a working knowledge of typical glass railing applications, the advantages and disadvantages of dry and wet glazing techniques, code compliance, and best practices during specification.
  • Be able to identify important product manufacturer installation criteria, warranty information, and how to select the correct system for the application.
  • Understand the role of the International Building Code (IBC) and the International Code Council (ICC). Understand how code standards apply to various glass railing systems.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of monolithic tempered and laminated glass systems, glass railing components, as well as guardrail, cap rail, and handrail applications.
  • Learn about new innovations in laminated glass, base shoe design, post systems, and installation methods.
  • Matt Gyore
    Technical Director
    CRL Railings Group
  • Samuel Medina
    Executive Editor/Moderator
    The Architect's Newspaper


Nov 4


1:00 pm in Eastern Time




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