Stair & Railing Systems

Fortress Building Products Fe26 PLUS steel railing

Custom Railing

With pre-welded panels that are code tested and safety approved, Fortress Fe26 PLUS steel railings can greatly reduce installation time. Premium powder-coated accent top rails and integrated drink rails attach seamlessly to create a continuous perimeter. The highly modular railing system can adapt to a variety of single-family, multifamily and commercial uses.Judge’s Comment: “A design-centric solution that makes it possible for designers to marry performance and style.”

Shore Cliff Hotel

Pacific Coast Resort Selects Architectural Railing to Replace Oxidized Metal Fencing

Central California hotel is now equipped to weather the elements for many years to come with a railing system that solves environmental constraints and satisfies design requirements. Owned and operated by Martin Resorts, the Shore Cliff Hotel is situated on the edge of rugged, 90-ft. coastal cliffs in Central California. The 100-room resort draws thousands of visitors each year to enjoy spectacular views of Pismo Beach and the Pacific Ocean.Environmental conditions related to the hotel’s close proximity to the ocean resulted in extreme corrosion of the hotel’s fencing. Only eight years after the installation of three miles of new metallic architectural fencing, the damaging

Kentucky Convention Center renovation and expansion

Kentucky Convention Center Redefines Class

In 2018, the Kentucky Convention Center completed a two-year, $200+ million renovation and expansion, redefining the facility as a world-class public assembly venue in downtown Louisville. Increased exhibit space and meeting rooms, improved pedestrian flow and a clearly identifiable entrance with a spectacular glass façade are just a few of the major upgrades to this multi-purpose convention center in downtown Louisville. The convention center wanted to exhibit elegance as well as durability due to the wear and tear of consistent daily traffic.


Warm Welcome

Offering the organic warmth of natural wood without the maintenance, Feeney has added a woodgrain finish to its DesignRail Aluminum Railing System. It is available in three woodgrains—Cherry, Walnut and Weathered Gray.Judge’s Comment: “This product is presumably the result of extensive attention in the R&D phase. To achieve both the aesthetic and performance it targeted, much work and innovation had to occur.”

Ascent Glass Windscreen

Scenic and Secure

Raising the bar for commercial windscreens,Trex’s Ascent post-supported glass windscreen system is designed to withstand wind loads of 80psf, which is multiple times stronger than typical systems. Suitable for high altitudes with stronger wind loads, the transparent system is well suited for pools, outdoor dining areas and balconies.At a standard height of 6 ft., Ascent provides effective coverage for furniture and patrons; however, the product’s height is completely customizable to complement any project specifications and setting. Available finishes include Powder Coated, Painted, Kynar and Anodized—all engineered to resist chipping, scratching, fading and wear. Ascent is


Flexible in Movement

Construction Specialties (CS) has engineered DriftReady Stairs, a solution for occupants’ and first responders’ egress and ingress during and after a seismic event. Architects can now confidently specify a tested, safe and resilient stairs solution that can reduce building repair cost and recovery time after a seismic event. In trying to develop a safe and resilient stair system, CS thought of the human backbone—it provides strong support, but also flexes with the movement of the body. Patent-pending technology keeps stairs stable at rest, yet flexible when a building moves. Stairs have a positive connection system that prevents the stairs from locking up in rotation or tra

Providence River Pedestrian Bridge

Elegant Illumination

Providing safety and night sky-friendly illumination, the Lumenrail integrated railing system can be custom fabricated to meet design goals. The flagship Lumenpod 28 product is available in various optical packages; the stainless steel Lumenpod 16 has a machine-chamfered edge for a flush fit. 


Treading Hard

Roppe Rubber Stair Treads with Kevlar are engineered to resist damage from wear and abuse. Available in eight profiles and 134 color options, they are 100% recyclable and backed by a 25-year warranty. Roppe Rubber Stair Treads are FloorScore indoor air quality certified and meet ASTM F2169, Type TS performance specifications.


Navigating the Night

NITEGLOW two-stage safety nosings with glow-in-the-dark technology are ideal for exit pathways. Suitable for new construction or retrofits, this proven product can be placed on exit pathways, stairs and leading edge of landings when finding pathways in the dark is a necessity.


No Budget Buster

A narrow lot and stringent codes presented challenges for this remodeling project that required custom stairs. Working with Viewrail, a complete set of plans and a quotation for floating stairs, including a powder-coated stringer, white oak treads and handrail, was managed.