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January 23, 2013
By C.R. Laurence

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ecc2Jan. 23, 2013 – C.R. Laurence has announced it has received International Code Council Evaluation Service certification (ICC-ES report ESR-3269)
for its GRS Monolithic Tempered Glass Railing System. CRL says it is
the first company to have been awarded certification for a glass railing
system by the ICC. In
addition, CRL also worked with ICC over the past year to develop and
gain approval for the original acceptance criteria upon which the
ESR-3269 report was based.

Jan. 23, 2013 – C.R. Laurence has announced it has received International Code Council Evaluation Service certification (ICC-ES report ESR-3269) for its GRS Monolithic Tempered Glass Railing System. CRL says it is the first company to have been awarded certification for a glass railing system by the ICC. In
addition, CRL also worked with ICC over the past year to develop and
gain approval for the original acceptance criteria upon which the ESR-3269 report was based.

“This
certification is a milestone for C.R. Laurence and it is a direct
result of our many years of expertise in design, engineering, and
manufacturing architectural railing systems, as well as to the quality
and design of the GRS Taper-Loc
Glass Railing System itself,” says Lloyd Talbert, president of C.R.
Laurence. “We worked closely with the International Code Council’s
Evaluation Service to establish the criteria for this product category,
as well as to have our GRS railing system be the first glass railing system to ever receive
certification by this premier building product evaluation service.”

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“Costly
and time consuming special engineering reports are done time and time
again for railing systems in order to gain local building department
approval to use them," says Chris Hanstad, architectural railing brand manager. “The commitment that we made to achieve the ICC Certification
was the right thing to do because our system is now documented, proven and certified, which is a
tremendous benefit not only for architects and specifiers that specify
glass railing systems, but also for the glazing contractors and glass
shops that install them.”

The GRS Glass Rail System structural glass balustrades evaluated in the report
are intended for interior and exterior weather exposed applications,
and are suitable for use in most natural environments. According the
ICC-ES certification the GRS system
can be used for residential, commercial, and industrial applications
for guards along balconies, porches, mezzanines, stairs, and similar
locations, except where vehicle impact resistance is required. The
system has been certfied to be compatible with all construction types

ICC
is a world leader in evaluating building products for code compliance
and sustainable attributes. Architects, designers, and specifiers use
ICC-ES evaluation reports before construction begins to
find out which products are recognized by ICC as complying with code.
Contractors use ICC-ES evaluation reports to find building products that
they can use in the field and support, if a building inspector should
raise questions, with written evidence of code compliance. ICC-ES
evaluation reports are public documents, available free of charge on the
worldwide web.

Related links

www.crlaurence.ca

www.iccsafe.org


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