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Fortress® has a long list of products that meet or exceed tests in accordance with various nationally and internationally recognized code testing organizations. That’s just the start. We are committed to rigorous, continual code testing. Feel secure that your Fortress products will withstand the toughest elements.


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FortressCable H-Series

Type
IRC IBC NBCC OBC ABC BCBC
Horizontal Cable Railing Panels with Fe26 Universal Brackets and Fe26 Posts
Horizontal Cable Railing Panels with Fe26 Universal Brackets and Wood Posts
Fe26 Posts (2' and 3") Stand-Alone Posts Test (200 lb force)
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FortressCable V-Series

Type
IRC IBC NBCC OBC ABC BCBC
Vertical Cable Railing Panels with Fe26 Universal Brackets and Fe26 Posts
Vertical Cable Railing Panels with Fe26 Universal Brackets and Wood Posts
Fe26 Posts (2' and 3") Stand-Alone Posts Test (200 lb force)
View Code Testing Reports

Fe26 Steel Railing

Type
IRC IBC NBCC OBC ABC BCBC
Fe26 Traditional Panels (up to 8′ panels) with Fe26 Universal Brackets and Fe26 Posts
Fe26 Traditional Panels (up to 8′ panels) with Fe26 Universal Brackets and Wood Posts
Fe26 Traditional Panels (up to 8′ panels) with Fe26 Collar Brackets and Fe26 Posts
Fe26 Traditional Panels (up to 8′ panels) with Fe26 Collar Brackets and Wood Posts
Fe26 Posts (2″) Stand-Alone Posts Test (200 lb force)
Fe26 Posts (3″) Stand-Alone Posts Test (200 lb force)
View Code Testing Reports

Fe26 PLUS Commercial Steel Railing

Type
IRC IBC NBCC OBC ABC BCBC
Fe26 Traditional Panels (up to 8′ panels) with Fe26 Universal Brackets and Fe26 Posts
Fe26 Traditional Panels (up to 8′ panels) with Fe26 Universal Brackets and Wood Posts
Fe26 Traditional Panels (up to 8′ panels) with Fe26 Collar Brackets and Fe26 Posts
Fe26 Traditional Panels (up to 8′ panels) with Fe26 Collar Brackets and Wood Posts
Fe26 Posts (2′ and 3″) Stand-Alone Posts Test (200 lb force)
View Code Testing Reports

Al13 Aluminum Railing

Type
IRC IBC NBCC OBC ABC BCBC
Al13 Traditional Railing With Evolve Internal Brackets and Al13 Posts
Al13 Traditional Railing With Evolve Internal Brackets and Wood Posts
Al13 Traditional Railing With Evolve External Brackets and Al13 Posts
Al13 Traditional Railing With Evolve Internal Brackets and Wood Posts
Al13 Traditional Railing With Evolve P2 Brackets and Al13 Posts
Al13 Traditional Railing With Evolve P2 Brackets and Wood Posts
Al13 Aluminum Post Stand-Alone Posts Test (200 lb force)
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Pure View Glass Railing

Type
IRC IBC NBCC OBC ABC BCBC
Pure View Glass Baluster Railing Iron Pre-Slotted Rails with Fe26 Collar Brackets and Fe26 Posts
Pure View Glass Baluster Railing Iron Pre-Slotted Rails with Fe26 Collar Brackets and Wood Posts
Pure View Glass Baluster Railing Aluminum Pre-Slotted Rails with Evolve Internal Brackets and Al13 Posts
Pure View Glass Baluster Railing Aluminum Pre-Slotted Rails with Evolve Internal Brackets and Wood Posts
Pure View Glass Baluster Railing Aluminum Pre-Slotted Rails with Evolve External Brackets and Al13 Posts
Pure View Glass Baluster Railing Aluminum Pre-Slotted Rails with Evolve External Brackets and Wood Posts
Pure View Glass Baluster Railing Aluminum Pre-Slotted Rails with P2 Brackets and Al13 Posts
Pure View Full Glass Panel Railing with Evolve External Bracket and Al13 Posts
Pure View Full Glass Panel Railing with Evolve External Bracket and Wood Posts
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Baluster Railing

Type
IRC IBC NBCC OBC ABC BCBC
Vintage Series Round Balusters Attached with EZ Mounts to Wood Rails
Vintage Series Square Balusters Attached with screws to Wood Rails
Vienna Series Balusters Attached with screws to Wood Rails
Mega Series Balusters Attached with Mega EZ Mounts to Wood Rails
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It is the responsibility of the installer to meet all code and safety requirements, and to obtain all required documentation for building permits. The deck and railing installer should determine and implement appropriate installation techniques for each installation situation. The installer should ensure all testing documentation satisfactorily complies with the local authority having jurisdiction. Fortress Building Products nor its distributors shall be held liable for improper or unsafe installations.

ICC — International Code Council

AC273 — Acceptance Criteria for Handrails and Guards (Railing)

USA

IRC (International Residential Code) — Single Family 1&2 Story Dwelling (ICC-ES AC273)

IBC (International Building Code) — All-Use Groups (Commercial / Multi-Family) (ICC-ES AC273)

Canada

OBC (Ontario Building Code) — Guards serving not more than 2 Dwelling Units

ABC (Alberta Building Code) — Guards serving not more than 2 Dwelling Units

NBCC (National Building Code of Canada) — Guards serving not more than 2 Dwelling Units

BCBC (Building Code of British Columbia) — Guards serving not more than 2 Dwelling Units

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