TimberTech® Introduces ADA Compliant Hand Rail

Wilmington, Ohio – February 2010 | Suitable for commercial and residential applications, TimberTech’s new ADA Hand Rail system easily installs on any TimberTech railing system to provide additional safety and ease-of access.
The ADA Hand Rail system allows architects, engineers, builders and contractors to know they are in compliance with not only ADA requirements, but with applicable state and local building codes.

The hand rail has a 1-1/2” diameter gripping area. The exterior of the rail is PVC tubing and is supported with an extruded aluminum insert to increase rigidity and lasting strength for any application. Not running in a straight line? No worry, TimberTech offers an adjustable internal joiner to accommodate any transition from 0 to 90 degrees.

The system can mount on any existing railing structure to compliment or can be directly mounted to a wall with the in-line wall mount bracket or the 90 degree return bracket. TimberTech also offers a handicap loop for the end of a stair run. The ADA Secondary Hand Rail system easily installs on-site and no special tools are required.

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Fortress Iron™ Railing Products Prove Their Strength

Richardson, TX – February 2010 | With increased focus on structural testing in the railing industry, Fortress Iron™ has taken the initiative to test its product beyond what is required for most railing codes to ensure that its users are safe and have a peace of mind as they enjoy their outdoor living space.

Fortress Classic Railing Panels were successfully tested by ATI (Architectural Testing) in accordance with AC 273 and Fortress Railing Balusters were also tested by ATI in accordance with the 2006 International Building Code (IBC) and 2006 International Residential Code (IRC).

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NADRA Introduces New Email News Brief

NADRA HQ – February 2010 | With new technologies, new procedures and new operational strategies, the deck and railing building industry is continually evolving. To that end, the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) has launched the new NADRA Industry Update, an opt-in e-mail resource providing comprehensive weekly news briefings of the week’s top stories.

Each edition of the NADRA Industry Update contains articles gathered from an expansive list of sources such as The Associated Press, The New York Times, USA Today and other more industry-specific publications. Professionals from the field will also contribute timely news and information “just in time” for leaders to stay on the cutting edge of industry developments. Beginning this Wednesday, the NADRA Industry Update will be delivered to the inboxes of NADRA members and non-members alike, keeping deck and railing leaders abreast of topics that impact the daily operation of their businesses.

The NADRA Industry Update is a great way to keep informed. The electronic publication can be easily read in your office, home, or via your mobile phone or PDA.

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