Project Awarded: Landmark II Tower

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ACS Railings is proud to announce that it has been hired as the installation subcontractor for the brand new 34-story Landmark II Apartment Tower in Los Angeles, CA.

The Landmark Apartment Tower is located at 11750 Wilshire Blvd. and the general contractor is Matt Construction, with Gensler as the architect of record. Gensler’s design is a contemporary glass building lined with balconies featuring an all-glass railing system with low iron tempered laminated glass. The railing package includes over 16,000 linear feet of railing with 3,500 pieces of glass. The corner sections of the railings are design with a true radius that will include 650 pieces of custom bent glass and stretch formed aluminum components. The railing materials are being fabricated by Greco Railings.

Project Awarded: Encinitas Beach Resort

We landed a job in our backyard, and it’s on the beach!

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ACS has been contracted by Suffolk Construction to furnish and install stainless steel and glass balcony railings on an upcoming resort in Encinitas, CA. With several different railing designs, this project will include frameless glass railings mounted by base shoe, point supports and spigot glass clamps depending on the location. Installation of the railings scope is expected to commence in early 2020.

Project Awarded: Shoreline Gateway

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ACS Railings is proud to announce the award of contract on the Shoreline Gateway project in Long Beach, CA. ACS was contracted by BUILD Group to furnish and install over 5,000 linear feet of aluminum and glass balcony railings on what will become Long Beach’s tallest tower when completed. The balcony railings, along with 58 glass and aluminum privacy screens between unit balconies, will be manufactured by Greco Railings. Installation of the railings scope is expected to commence in late 2020.

From the Field: Curved Glass, Point Supported Spiral Staircase

One of our installers recently took these photos of an almost-complete job in San Diego that features true radius curved glass, point supported standoff hardware, and stainless steel handrails.

ACS Mentioned in Greco Aluminum Railings Press Release

Greco Aluminum Railings Awarded Luxury Residential Tower in San Diego, CA

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TAMPA, Fla. – (April 26, 2017) – Greco Aluminum Railings (Greco), a leading manufacturer of high-quality engineered railing and safety systems for multi-family and commercial structures in the United States and Canada, has recently been awarded the exterior railing package for the K1 Luxury Residential Tower in San Diego, CA.

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According to Business Wire, The Richman Group of California Development Company has broken ground on K1, a 23-story mixed-use apartment tower that features 222 apartments, 7,000 square feet of commercial space and an adjoining mixed-use, low-rise annex designed by architects DesignARC LA, Inc., Executive Architect, Large Architecture of Los Angeles, [LRG] Architecture-Interiors, and famed library architect Rob Wellington Quigley, FAIA.  The General Contractor is Level 10 Construction of San Diego.

ACS Railings of San Diego will be serving as distributor and providing installation services for this prestigious project. Greco will be fabricating and supplying 5,552 lf of its aluminum and glass railings that will distinctively contribute to the exterior design of the tower.  Greco worked closely with the design team as the railings were custom engineered to meet the design specifications of the project. 
 
“We are committed to our aggressive growth in the U.S. with landing such landmark projects as K1,” says Jim Ellsworth, President of Greco Aluminum Railings USA, Inc. “Our portfolio of innovative railings and safety systems and ability to meet the most demanding lead times at a competitive price, have positioned us well in both the U.S. and Canada.”

IBC 2015 Requires Laminated Glass Infill for Railings

Now that IBC 2015 is being fully enforced, most projects with glass railings will require the infill to be heat-strengthened laminated glass. This requirement is applicable in any case where the glass is situated above an area that may be considered a "walkway"... i.e. almost everywhere glass railings are installed.

The gist of this code requirement is based on a safety principle that in the case a piece of railing infill glass breaks, the interlayer of the laminated glass will hold the broken pieces together so that no shards will fall below and possibly cause harm to anyone underneath.

For more information on laminated glass options, please contact us.