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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

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

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

  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

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

Are your railings ready for the upcoming Fall/Winter Season? With summer coming to a close, now is a great time to review your current railing installations to ensure they are in top shape and able to withstand the harsher seasons. Here are 5 Tips to create a checklist for safety: Visual Inspection After the busy summer season and before the winter storms is the best time to fully inspect every rail on your property. We recommend regular visual inspections, but this time of year is perfect to go over every inch for obvious - and not so obvious - signs of wear