Church Architect Chooses Performance, Aesthetics of Hollaender Interna-Rail® Handrail Systems


CINCINNATI, OH - Hollaender Manufacturing is proud to announce the recent selection of their Interna-Rail glass infill railing system by architects engaged in renovating the Washington Heights Church in Dayton, OH. Interna-Rail is an in-line, fitting based handrail system that combines the clean look of welded rail with the benefits of a mechanical system.

Architectural plans originally called for a railing system combining stainless steel and glass, a very high cost solution. Instead, designers chose the Interna-Rail mechanical aluminum railing system with frosted, tempered-glass infill panels since it achieved virtually the same effect as the stainless steel system, for about half the cost. With Interna-Rail, mounting clips hold glass panels in place from top and bottom as opposed to side-to-side, providing greater support and eliminating the costs associated with drilling mounting holes in pre-tempered glass.

The solution had to conform to a range of mounting conditions. Stair railing had to be secured by internally welding spuds to a steel stringer, while mezzanine railing was top mounted with internal flanges and cover plates. Hollaender custom modified their existing flange designs to handle these conditions and meet all necessary codes. The project was completed in late 2009.

About Hollaender Manufacturing
Hollaender is a manufacturer and marketer of aluminum structural pipe fittings, aluminum pipe, and infill panels, as well as final assemblies that use these components. These components are used in the design and building of handrail, guardrail and safety rail systems as well as a wide variety of unique modular pipe and fitting based structures for commercial, residential, public works and industrial applications, as well for retail store fixtures and other structural applications. Hollaender also offers consultation, design, and project management services.

Hollaender® Manufacturing
P.O. Box 156399
10285 Wayne Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45215-6399
1-800-772-8800
Fax: (513) 772-8806
www.Hollaender.com

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