CRL announces Miami-Dade County certification of GRS Dry and Wet Glazed Glass Railing Systems

C.R. Laurence Co.
April 24, 2009
COMMERCIAL, RETAIL, FABRICATION

C.R. Laurence Co. Inc., Los Angeles, a leading global supplier to the glazing, railing, architectural, construction, industrial, and automotive industries, is proud to announce that the company’s GRS Dry and Wet Glazed Glass Railing Systems have been Miami-Dade County certified for installations where risk of hurricane damage is highest. The GRS Systems also met and exceeded the standards of the International Building Code (IBC) for installations nationwide.

Chris Hanstad, Brand Manager of CRL’s Architectural Railing Division, comments, “The Miami-Dade region has one of the most stringent hurricane codes and wind load requirements in the United States. C.R. Laurence Co., Inc. is the only company in the world that offers a completely dry glazed railing system that meets and exceeds these strict requirements.”

The GRS Dry Glazed Glass Railing System includes CRL’s exclusive, patented horizontal TAPER-LOC™ design that allows installation and removal of glass panels within minutes and can be mounted to any structural substrate. Designed for residential and commercial railing applications, the system includes an Installation/Removal Tool and CRL TAPER-LOC™ Taper Sets for monolithic or laminated tempered glass.

Hanstad remarks, “Because it uses a horizontal taper lock design, this system can easily reduce installation time of glass railings and windscreens by 50% or more. Now that the GRS Railing System is Miami-Dade certified, and has been tested and engineered to meet the strictest building code requirements, installers and their customers can be confident in the strength and stability of the railing system. We feel that the GRS Dry Glaze System with TAPER-LOC™ design is just the system the architectural railing community has been waiting for.”

Detailed installation instructions, engineering, testing reports, and installation videos of the Dry Glaze TAPER-LOC™ System are available on the CRL web site at crlaurence.com
Technical Sales Representatives are available at CRL’s Architectural Railing Division at railings@crlaurence.com or may be contacted by phone at (800) 421-6144. Ask for Ext 7730.