New CRL 8B Series Base Shoe Earns ICC-ES Certification

New ICC-ES Approved GRS Glass Railing System Featuring CRL 8B Base Shoe Saves Time and Money with 30% Weight Savings for Easier Handling

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 14, 2015 – CRL's new 8B Series Base Shoe for monolithic tempered glass recently received ICC-ES certification per Evaluation Report ESR-3269. The report verifies that the base shoe meets building code requirements for performance and safety, and also addresses new 2015 IBC code requirements.

The 8B Series Base Shoe features honeycomb-shaped negative spaces that make it 30% lighter than other base shoes. This simplifies handling and installation and also reduces shipping costs. Because it uses less material, the base shoe is a cost-effective and environmentally friendly product that is eligible for LEED credits. The 8B Base Shoe can be used in conjunction with CRL's innovative TAPER-LOC® Dry Glaze System which can reduce installation time by more than 50%.

The ESR-3269 Evaluation Report is an update to an existing ICC-ES approval for CRL's GRS Glass Railing System for monolithic tempered glass. Although the 8B Base Shoe has the same ICC-ES approval as other base shoes in the GRS family, its innovative design makes it lighter and available at a lower cost.

ICC-ES is the United States' leading evaluation service for innovative building materials, components, and systems. In the updated ESR-3269 Evaluation Report, ICC-ES thoroughly examined CRL's 8B Base Shoe to ensure its test reports, calculations, design, quality control methods, and other factors were code compliant.

"Our focus is on designing and engineering systems that advance the glass railing industry," said Chris Hanstad, Vice President of Architectural Sales at CRL. "The updated ICC-ES Evaluation Report is a prime representation of our efforts as it verifies our GRS Glass Railing System and 8B Base Shoe are both innovative and code compliant."

To learn more about CRL base shoes and glass railing systems,
call (800) 421-6144 ext. 7730, or email

About C.R. Laurence
C.R. Laurence is an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer of glazing systems and supplies with over a century of experience in the industry. The company is a premier supplier to the architectural, construction, and automotive industries with service centers located throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. C.R. Laurence manages several websites, each geared towards catering to the needs of specific customers: is a proven resource for the glass and glazing industry; is an all-encompassing destination for information on U.S. Aluminum architectural product lines; and provides architects and designers with an online reference for the C.R. Laurence architectural systems at their disposal. For more information on C.R. Laurence, call (800) 421-6144 or email

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