|【文章摘要】 Whether for exterior or interior settings, glass railing systems continue to be a popular architectural feature. These systems create an eye-catching, high-end aesthetic, and are commonly seen in malls, staircases and balustrades, as well as sporting and stadium facilities. Balconies, particularly those in high-rise buildings such as condos, are also a popular spot. Just as architectural trends are driving change in facade systems, the market for glass railing systems is also evolving. Some of this can be attributed to the 2015 International Building Code (IBC) requirements, which removed the use of monolithic tempered glass in most railing applications.