Stair & Railing Systems

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.”

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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

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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

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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Versatile Railing Systems

With more and more consumers looking for interior railing systems for space differentiation and personalization, many turn to railing systems. A customizable railing system is offered for both interior and exterior settings that feature several infill options varying in height, materials used, and embedded materials such as rice, grass, or leaves for a natural and green look. Mesh and grid patterns fit any needed setting.

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Frosted Designs Go Beyond the Surface

With more than 20 exclusive designs in a variety of transparent substrates, ATI Decorative Laminates’ Frosted Fusion Collection creates the look of frosted glass with acrylic and polycarbonate panels. Available in 4-ft. × 8-ft. size and various thicknesses, Frosted Fusion panels feature nature motifs and minimalist patterns. Serving as a translucent divider, or even creating eating semi-private spaces, panel applications are endless.

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Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center, Hope College, Holland, Mich.

Rail System Enhances Community

A minimalist stair track rail system at the Hope College Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center gives the open concept space a sense of lightness and freedom—ideal for fostering community among students and campus organizations. Provide safety needed for stair systems without taking away from the elegance of the space. The center includes a large multipurpose room with adjacent patio, a lounge with fireplaces, as well as, meeting areas and a coffee shop.

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Snap to it

A solution for installing CableRail stainless steel railing infill into composite sleeved or wrapped wood posts, Quick-Connect lag and pivot fittings now work with wood. Easy to use, cable end simply insert into the fitting, and the embossed Quick-Connect jaws grab and automatically lock in place. No crimping or hard-to-use compression tools are required. The fittings screw directly into the face of a post or wall, which makes them the perfect solution for projects requiring an inside-to-inside connection.

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