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4 Questions to ask yourself when evaluating your current railing system

If your beach front property railings look like the ones in the image above, it’s time to consider replacing them vs. refinishing. Are you budgeting for a new railing solution in 2019? The average lifespan of your railing system depends on many factors including the quality and type of materials selected.  Here are 4 key questions to ask yourself when evaluating your next building or renovation projects: Are they safe? Can they withstand the elements and use of another season? One of the main purposes of a railing system is protection and safety. If your fittings, mounts,

Triple Five® Worldwide and Gensler Select AVCON Thermoplastic Railing System for Meadowlands American Dream Project DreamWorks Waterpark

Custom Designed Railing Will Provide Maintenance-Free Safety for One of World’s Largest Indoor Amusement Parks We are thrilled to share the news that over 14,700 LF of custom AVCON Thermoplastic Railing will be installed at the Meadowlands, NJ American Dream megamall project’s DreamWorks waterpark. The colorful designed picket, glass, and queue railings will provide safety and aesthetics to the 8 acre glass-domed, animation-themed waterpark. “Initially Gensler, their global Architectural firm, contacted us for assistance with a smaller section of railing for the waterpark. After meeting with the design team onsite and educating them on the advantages and design flexibility of our

How-to Select the Right Railing for Your Project Design Needs

A commercial or residential building without some form of guardrail or handrail is almost non-existent. The railing can barely be noticeable or it may be a major architectural statement. Knowing how-to select the right railing for your project needs starts with understanding your available options. The purpose of railing however, extends far beyond just being cosmetic; it is a life safety issue. Can you imagine yourself several stories in the air on a walkway or relaxing on a balcony without the protection offered by a railing system? Aside from the safety that a properly engineered system infers, a well-designed railing

Railings and the Rising Costs of Construction

Contractors, property managers, builders, architects, and investors have a close eye on the rising costs of construction these days with good reason as we continue to see costs of materials and labor rise. Although as an industry, we may not be able to control all these factors there are some key considerations we can give to our current projects to ensure future cost savings–including selecting the right railing system. Selecting a maintenance-free railing system is a simple way to cut costs out of maintaining commercial properties. AVCON’s Aluminum and Thermoplastic railing systems are a solid choice for both upgrades/renovation and new

Can Your Railings Hold Up to Hurricanes….or Catamarans?

As we’re just getting through Hurricane season, we thought we’d share an anecdote from our archives involving a storm, a Catamaran, and our AVCON Thermoplastic Railing System. Back in the 1990’s, one of our Hotel/Motel clients in the Norfolk, VA area on the Chesapeake sent us some amazing photos of local damage caused by a severe storm which picked up a Catamaran boat and flung it toward the property far from the shore. One of the main purposes of railing systems is safety and in the case of the flying Catamaran we can assure you our railings held up

Selecting the Right Railing for Your Building Code

Would you agree that we live in a litigious society? Without any consideration to the merits of any particular “lawsuit”, would you not agree that the possibilities of being sued are ever present? This is true individually but more so if you manage a business or have some responsibility in choosing what products are used. Whether building a new structure or upgrading an existing one, Building Codes have been created for the purpose of protecting occupants and users of the structure. When an incident occurs, one of the first things considered is the applicable Building Code(s) to determine if any violations