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Loss of Capacity Due To Welded Aluminum In Railings – Signs – Structures

Regarding any aluminum railing project, it is imperative to understand the life-safety issue that arises when welding an aluminum railing or sign post. For example, a rail is classified as a life-saving fall guard for any elevation above 31 inches above grade. The aluminum alloys normally used (such as 6061-T6) get their strength from a …

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Metal Fasteners UNC vs Spaced Thread

Overview Metal fastening is designed per the requirements of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC): Specification for Structural Steel Buildings in conjunction with the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA): TIR-A9-14 Design Guide for Metal Cladding Fasteners. Types The two most common types of fastener threads used in construction are Unified Coarse Thread (UNC) more …

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 The 2015/2018 International Residential Code (IRC)… contains railing guidelines similar to those found in the Florida Building Code 6th & 7th Edition (2017, 2020).  Below are selected regulations from the 2018 IRC for reference as they are typically used on our safeguard projects. Helpful 2018 IRC PDF also appears by clicking here (courtesy Safebuilt Colorado) …

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Where To Buy Extrusions & Parts

We’re frequently asked by our clients where they can purchase many of the products specified in our plans. Below is a growing list of products1 for your reference. FEATURING PRODUCTS BY: CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO FIND THE PRODUCT(S) YOU ARE LOOKING FOR: General Extrusions Eastern Metal Supply Standard Extrusion & Sheet Products Eastern …

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