Detroit Henry Ford Hospital

Midwest Glass Fabricators teamed up with Edwards Glass to construct stair rail systems for the Detroit Henry Ford hospital. These stair rails use C.R. Laurence hardware and 9/16" laminated glass. Our custom stair rail systems offer a safe and stylish solution for any project. Please note that Michigan has now adopted the 2015 IBC Handrail Code:


2407.1 Materials. Glass used in a handrail, guardrail or a guard section shall be laminated glass constructed of fully tempered or heat-strengthened glass and shall comply with Category II or CPSC 16 CFR Part 1201 or Class A of ANSI Z97.1. Glazing in railing in-fill panels shall be of an approved safety glazing material that conforms to the provisions of Section 2406.1.1. For all glazing types, the minimum nominal thickness shall be 1/4 inch (6.4 mm).

Exception: Single fully tempered glass complying with Category II of CPSC 16 CFR Part 1201 or Class A of ANSI Z97.1 shall be permitted to be used in handrails and

guardrails where there is no walking surface beneath them or the walking surface is permanently protected from the risk of falling glass.

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