Trex Commercial Products’ Railing “Steels” the Show at Dickies Arena
Custom architectural railings recognized by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
MINNEAPOLIS, May 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Joining the ranks of the iconic Gateway Arch in St. Louis and Chicago’s Willis Tower, Dickies Arena in Ft. Worth, Texas, has earned national recognition by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) as one of the year’s most innovative
commercial projects. The multi-purpose arena was among just 10 projects from across the country chosen to receive a 2021 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structure Steel
(IDEAS2) Award, the steel industry’s top design honor. Earning special recognition by the judges were the architectural railings custom-engineered for the arena by Trex Commercial
The new crown jewel of Ft. Worth, Dickies Arena is a 750,000-square-foot facility featuring more than 14,000 linear feet of custom architectural railing, including picket, cable, guardrail, glass railing and LED handrail. Touted by judges as an “integral and expressive part” of the venue’s design, the railings enhance the accessibility, safety and overall fan experience both inside and outside the arena.
“Dickies is truly a one-of-a-kind facility boasting the latest in design and building innovation,” said Laura Rygielski Preston, president of Trex Commercial Products, a leading national provider of architectural railing systems. “To have our work highlighted by the judges of this prestigious awards program is tremendously rewarding and a testament to our team’s ability to create products that standout while embracing and enhancing the distinct aesthetics of a venue.”
Trex Commercial Products engineered railings, friezes and grillwork panels to complement the stunning art deco architecture of Dickies Arena. Mixing elegance with signature Southwestern flair, iconic prairie motifs are incorporated in the metalwork and guardrails throughout the concourse areas to harmonize with the Texas grass motifs in the floor coverings. Tensiline railing with stainless steel cables is used in front of fan seating areas to optimize sightlines, while Griprail provides a sturdy graspable metal handrail in between aisles. Adding to the upscale décor of the North Club, curved post guardrail with glass panel inserts offers unobstructed views of the action on the field below.