I recently visited the campus of the University of Texas at Dallas. Great venue! And it’s where the Bioengineering Building features glass and metal guardrails fabricated for Alliance Glazing Technologies.
This project speaks loudly as to what you can expect from Glass +Metal Craft when it comes to such systems.
First, they are highly engineered. Our Cuda Metals Division delivered all of the hardware, including the non-supported stainless steel handrails, rail caps, machined pockets, and inset illumination. All fully integrated into a seamless, stunning system by G+MC’s Fulcrum Architectural Design Assist Division.
Then our Glass + Mirror Craft Division fabricated all the glass. And throughout the entire effort, a G+MC project manager ensured proper fit and finish, performance to budget, and timeliness to schedule. Oh, and travelled to Dallas to collaborate with the glazier at the onset of work to ensure a successful completion.
Further, our logistics team kitted the entire project to flow installation.
That’s how a guardrail project – or any architectural system project – should go, and does go at Glass + Metal Craft.
Moreover, now that the guardrail system is installed, the design is immediately accessible to all our glazier partners. Glass + Metal Craft believes that great architectural system designs should be available off-the-shelf. And so we’ve committed to building a book of designs that save time and cost versus starting from scratch.
We’re finishing up another highly custom glass and metal guardrail for a large corporate client in Michigan, and I hope to share that story, here, in the months ahead. This design features more than 500 stainless steel balusters. It’s quite a sight, and quite a project.
And in the years ahead it too will go from custom to off-the-shelf. Stay tuned.