Ramps that Don’t Require Handrails, Slope and Rise

by Sean O'Hara August 25, 2017

The International Building Code and the American’s with Disability Act set the rules for ramps in new construction and remodels. In most cases you need to have handrails on both sides, but there are a few ways to avoid handrails. The first way is to […]

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Commercial Ramp Design – Guidelines, Criteria and Dimensions

by Sean O'Hara May 15, 2017

The 2006 International Building Code dictates the rules for ramps used in commercial buildings. The rules apply to most ramps in a building excepting ramped aisles in theaters, curb ramps and vehicle ramps in parking garages. The code also covers those conditions, but they have […]

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