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Are functional handrails within our grasp?

Building Standards

Author: Pauls, J.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1991


This article discusses how a designer's mental grasp of handrail function and form should be influenced by simple, readily understood concepts of hand reach and grasp. Looks at the definition and mechanics of functional handrails.

Further Details

Pages: 6-12
Volume: 60
Issue: 1
Accession Number: 21.12.05
Keywords: rail, stair, regulation compliance
Reads: 298