Lewisville School District’s oldest school now features stainless-steel wire mesh along its stairways and hallway balconies.
Lewisville High School, founded in 1897, is undergoing a large-scale, multi-phase renovation as part of the district’s efforts to provide high-quality educational facilities to its growing student population. Implementation of that plan involved installing Banker Wire railing infill panels in the school’s hallways.
The company’s M12Z-17 stainless-steel wire mesh was selected for its durability, ability to provide fall protection and aesthetic appeal. Durability was especially important for the installation in Lewisville High School’s high-traffic hallways. The school currently enrolls more than 2,500 students and could reach as many as 4,000 within the next few years.
“As a railing infill, the material offers unprecedented durability under the everyday abuse of high-school hallways, without sacrificing aesthetic appeal,” says Mark Tinwala, the owner of VIVA Railings LLC, the fabricator for the project.
The mesh’s woven pattern lines up consistently from panel to panel. The railings were installed as part of the second phase of a three-phase renovation process, which was completed in summer of 2012. The third phase is ongoing.