An Efficient Balance of Strength, Aesthetics & Cost-Effectiveness

The strongest railing system possible, while improving cost-effectiveness

The design flexibility afforded by extrusions is sometimes referred to as “putting the metal where it counts”. Innovative’s railing profiles and posts are designed to put the metal where it is needed so as to produce the strongest railing system possible, while at the same time taking metal out of low-stress areas to improve cost-effectiveness.

What’s more, aluminum’s ability to accommodate a variety of surface treatments allows for both visual appeal and flexibility in application.


  • Post – 1.72″ @ .080″ Std-Alloy 6005A-T61
  • Post – 1.72″ @ .309″ Eng-Alloy 6005A-T61
  • Post – 2.50″ @ .075″ Std-Alloy 6005A-T61
  • Top Rails @ .070″ Std-Alloy 6063-T5
  • Bottom Rails @ .070″ Std-Alloy 6063-T5

Railing testing performed by independent lab

Code Compliance

Innovative Aluminum is proud that its railing systems meet 2015 International Building Code Standards Section 1607.7.

Performance testing of Innovative Aluminum guard railing was completed to meet Section 1607.7 of the International Building Code following ICC-ES AC 273 “Acceptance Criteria for Handrails and Guards”.

Test procedures included:

  • General (Clause 4.2.1)
  • In-Fill Load Test (Clause 4.2.2)
  • Uniform Test (Clause 4.2.3)
  • Concentrated Load Test (Clause 4.2.4)

Innovative Aluminum’s welded picket and component glass systems passed all test requirements, with two different post designs, allowing us to provide a full range of products that meet a variety of anchoring situations and / or systems.

Innovative currently offers two engineered systems to our clients (surface / deck mounted or fascia mounted). Both systems were tested to a rail height of 42 inches.

Innovative Aluminum also offers in house testing and stamped engineered drawing for “custom designed” rail systems.

Test reports are available upon request.

Meets IBC AC 273

Innovative Aluminum Systems has engineered two railing systems to meet current IBC AC 2731 code requirements for the United States market. Our two systems are engineered to 72″ (6 foot) on center and can be surface or fascia mounted.

Quick Facts

  • glass system is engineered up to 6 foot on center
  • welded picket system is engineered to 6 foot on center
  • surface or fascia mounted systems meet 2015 IBC AC 273 code requirements
  • in-house testing and stamped drawings for “custom designed” railing systems are also available

1 AC273 is the Acceptance Criteria for Handrails and Guards as specified by ICC Evaluation Service, Inc. Visit for more information.