Updated Westbury Tuscany and VertiCable Aluminum Railings Meet New IRC Building Codes
Digger Specialties, Inc. (DSI) is excited to announce the latest update to our Westbury® Aluminum Railing line, specifically Tuscany Series and VertiCable®. With the ever-changing building codes, it is essential to keep up with the latest requirements to ensure safety. Our team at DSI has been hard at work, designing and testing a new and improved version of our popular Westbury Aluminum Railing line.
The primary focus of this update is to meet the more stringent 2018 & 2021 requirements for deflection ratings on the top rail of guardrail systems. Our R & D Department has made internal updates to the top rail of each Westbury style we offer, without changing the railing’s aesthetics once installed. This means you can still enjoy the same sleek and modern look of our Westbury Aluminum Railing while ensuring projects are code compliant.
The first two styles being introduced with the heavier top rail are Tuscany Series (C10 and C101) and VertiCable (C80). In addition to the updates made to the top rail, other components such as crossover posts and accessory crossover components have also been updated to ensure they work seamlessly with the new top rail design. These updates were completed earlier this year, so you can rest assured that our products are up to code and ready for installation.
Thanks to our latest testing, we will have a new Code Compliance Research Report CCRR number for the 2018 and 2021 codes that will be listed on our website as soon as we receive it. Currently we expect to receive the structural engineering report for the Tuscany and VertiCable models within the next week. Once received, it will be listed on the website for use. The final analysis to create a CCRR from the engineering report can take a couple of months.
This update ensures our products are compliant with the latest building codes and regulations, giving you peace of mind when selecting our products for your project. The current CCRR-0163 is still valid for areas where the 2015 and 2012 code are still in effect. We will continue to utilize this CCRR report through October 2024.
During the transition period, both the current and updated versions of the Westbury styles will be available simultaneously. Our team has been working tirelessly to ensure that the updated styles will meet the highest quality standards, and we are confident that you will love the improvements we have made.
Stay tuned for updates on the other styles and get ready to elevate your project with the latest in compliance and style.