Client Spotlight: Port Royal Ocean Resort & Conference Center When Port Royal Ocean Resort & Conference Center began preparations for their 2017 busy season, guest safety was of utmost concern. Their 25 acre property features 210 beachfront condos that are continuously exposed to the harsh waterfront conditions of Port Aransas, TX, conveniently nestled between Corpus Christi Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Since they are located right on the coast climate conditions such as wind, salt, and humidity played a large role in deciding which materials they should use to upgrade and replace the railings on their property. We recommended they
As a professional, when you think of railing, what is the first image that comes to mind? If you are like most you think of metal, typically aluminum, steel or thermoplastic. Especially is this so among those involved in the design of commercial or high use facilities and buildings. Railing is never really given much thought because it's considered a low tech item. How could you possibly improve on railing? While no single product can satisfy every need, there is a technology unknown to many designers and engineers that should be considered when seeking the best possible product for a facility.
Fencing, regardless of style or the material it is made from, typically is used to restrict access to an area, such as a pool. It can be used as a barrier or simply for privacy-or both. Railing, on the other hand, is required to meet additional engineering and design criteria.
Anyone who spends a brief time speaking with Larry Stanley can’t stop seeing railings: as roll bars on race cars at theme parks, as guardrails atop air traffic control towers, as the structure behind historic features on a landmark building—and in the usual places, too, running along boardwalks and pedestrian bridges, rimming hotel balconies, lining the stairways of multilevel water play structures or providing crowd control and serving a variety of functions at sports stadiums.
When a Condominium Association, Hotel, Motel, or private owner must repair or replace weathered or deteriorated railing, they are faced with taking action on possibly several thousand linear feet of material. With such quantities of material at issue, price shopping is a logical temptation
It's light and strong, beautiful and recyclable. And it won't cost you a fortune. It's strong --Aluminum profiles can be made as strong as needed for most applications. Cold-weather applications are particularly well-served by aluminum because, as temperatures fall, aluminum actually becomes stronger. It's recyclable -- Aluminum retains a high scrap value. It can be recycled indefinitely without losing any of its superior characteristics. It's non-corrosive -- Aluminum does not rust. It's protected by its own naturally occurring oxide film, a protection that can be further enhanced by anodizing or other finishing techniques. It's lightweight -- Aluminum weighs less by volume than most other metals. In fact, it is about