Braces and brackets provide support in a range of applications, including shelving, furniture, and infrastructure. Braces can help to reinforce butt joints or keep beams elevated. Seismic bracing helps to safeguard infrastructure against natural disasters such as earthquakes. Telescopic support braces provide extra support to level and stabilize floor beams and joists during construction and repairs. Brackets often serve a specific purpose, such as holding a lamp or a switch in place. Handrail brackets support handrails along stairways for user safety, while shelving brackets support heavy loads for storage.