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