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ICC-ES AC174 – Acceptance Criteria for Deck Board Span Ratings and Guardrail Systems (Guards and Handrails)


The purpose of this acceptance criteria is to establish the basis of recognition of deck board span ratings and guardrail system performance (guards and handrails), in ICC-ES evaluation reports, under the International Building Code (IBC), the International Residential Code (IRC), the Uniform Building Code (UBC), the BOCA National Building Code (BNBC), and the Standard Building Code (SBC).


deck board span rating; guardrail system performance; guards; handrails; acceptance criteria; evaluation report; International Code Council Evaluation Service

ICC-ES AC174 Accredited Inspection Agency

Applied Testing & Geosciences, LLC is accredited for performing inspections using the ICC-ES AC174 acceptance criteria.

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