Glass Railing Systems: Fundamentals of Design, Application, and Codes

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Live webinar airing on March 28, 2023 at 2:00 PM EDT
Sponsored by CRL
Presented by Matt Gyore

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain a working knowledge of typical glass railing applications, the advantages and disadvantages of dry and wet glazing techniques, code compliance, and best practices during specification.
  2. Understand the role of the International Building Code (IBC) and the International Code Council (ICC), and how code standards apply to various glass railing systems.
  3. Gain a deeper understanding of monolithic tempered and laminated glass systems, glass railing components, as well as guardrail, cap rail, and handrail applications.
  4. Learn about new innovations in laminated glass, base shoe design, post systems, and installation methods.


AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
This course can be self-reported to the NSAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

Glass railing systems can enhance the aesthetics, function, and safety of buildings. There are several types available such as base shoe systems, post railings, standoff systems, and windscreens. This course covers important considerations when specifying glass railings including best practices in design, component selection, and installation. It will also address the role of code authorities such as the IBC. Upon course completion, participants will possess a deeper understanding of the glass railing specification process to help ensure that safety, aesthetic, and performance objectives are met.


Photo courtesy of Mark Herboth


Matt Gyore, has more than 16 years of experience in the architectural railings and metals field. His extensive knowledge of glass railing systems encompasses product engineering, testing, manufacturing, distribution, and new product development. In his role as Technical Director at CRL, Matt leads a team of product specialists in assisting architects and contractors with the design, specification, and installation of code-compliant glass railing systems.


CRL CRL is the industry’s leading, full-service provider of architectural metals, glass fittings, and professional-grade glazing supplies. The company leverages more than 50 years of experience and a track record of industry firsts to offer a one-stop shop with a breadth of innovative product choices. Expert support from specification to installation, and fast, reliable service help customers complete projects on time and on budget. CRL focuses on expanding opportunities for all to turn bold architectural visions into real world experiences.


Originally published in March 2023