Railings & Glass Stairs at New England Institute of Technology
Due to our experience and level of sophistication with stair glazing, we were brought into the New England Tech Automotive project by the construction manager to assist with the design and to help overcome logistical concerns, as the stairs had to be finished off last, following the finish trades. Advantage Glass Company was instrumental in assisting with the design, selecting the glass, as well as working with our engineering contractor to develop a totally concealed method of fastening. One of the challenges that we faced on this job was to install large lites of glass at the stair landings without the use of a crane or forklift. We did this by erected staging’s along with weighted outriggers and our electric material hoist attached to our vacuum glass cup machine.
There is over one half mile of glass and stainless steel railing installed in the area of the glass and steel stair structure.