05 52 16 Glazed Railings

05 52 16 Glazed Railings

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8.5" x 11"


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Glazed Railings


Use this CSI3-part SimpleSpecs™️ master specification to specify (glazed railings) metal railing assemblies composed of steel, stainless steel, or aluminum framing with glass infill.


Metal supports can be fabricated of many different metals. Steel, stainless steel, and aluminum are included in this section, but brass and bronze are also available.  Railings are fabricated in accordance with ASTM E985.


Glass can be clear or tinted, tempered, or laminated. Verify specific glass requirements with the applicable building code.


Manufacturers offer many different support configurations, from metal railings with glass infill to assemblies utilizing metal clips or buttons.


Top rails can be of the same metal as is used elsewhere in the railing assembly, a different metal, or wood.


Related SimpleSpecs™ sections:

05 52 19 – Cable Railings 

06 73 00 – Composite Decking 



Glazed Railings

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