Let me introduce myself and my detailing services to you.
With 25 plus years in the miscellaneous metals industry, specifically centered around the life safety areas of the means of egress in the built environment. Simplified; stairs, ramps, handrails, guards, pool barriers, gates and access doors to name just a few.
Some of my accomplishments in the field of Model Building Codes over the past 25 year, during my time as a metal fabricator.
Early Work during the International Code Councils (ICC) formation of the Family International Code Publications, years 2000 and 2003.
- 1999-2000; The first edition of the ICC’s Model 2000 IRC did not have Infill Load requirements for guards, only the 200 lb point load along the top of the guard system. Prepared and submitted the code change proposal for the adoption of the “Infill” structural load requirements for guard’s in the ICC’s Model 2001 Supplement for the IRC.
- 1999-2003; With the adoption of the 7-3/4″ Riser and 10″ Tread configuration in the 2000 IRC model code, open tread and riser configurations now required (3) industry standard balusters be installed on each stair tread to meet the requirements of the 4″ opening limitation within the IRC’s guard section. With review of the industry standard balusters, I concluded that the opening distance that was triggering this was approximately 5/16″, on a 10″ tread with two common balusters and would produce an opening just over 4-1/4″. I prepared and submitted the code change proposal which Adopted the 4-3/8″ sphere exception within the Model International Residential Code for guard infill spacing on stair flights.
- 1998-2001; As a metal fabricator I worked with the NOMMA team to remove the term ladder effect from the ICC’s 2000 Model International Residential Code (IRC), removal of the term ladder effect was adopted and and was first published in the ICC’s 2001 IRC Supplement.
US Access Board – 2004 Updated ADA and ABA Accessibility Guidelines and the 2003 ANSI A117.1
- 1999-2003 Worked with the NOMMA team on the ANSI A117.1 standard, US Access Boards 2004 ADA/ABA Accessibility Guidelines and the ICC’s International Building Code for the .01 inch radius on handrails.
Today, I still maintain contact within the model code arena, however now it has shifted to be able to provide client’s updated information on the every changing Model Building Codes and Standards when providing my review and detailing services.
In addition to detailing, we also provide project take off services and consult with fabricators and designers when working to bring their one off designs to life through concept sketches and 3-D Software Modeling.
Our knowledge is unique as a detailing firm, bringing more than just drafting services, with project reviews for accessibility and code compliance review.