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A construction project at Kenrick Glennon Seminary in Shrewsbury, Missouri, included an elegant architectural railing that incorporated materials such as antiqued bronze, glass, aluminum and wood. BSI Constructors was the general contractor, with project manager John Kenter overseeing the details of getting the railing fabricated and installed. Canon Design provided the architectural drawings for the railing, and Foreman Fabricators was chosen for the fabrication.

Foreman began by using specialized software to create a 3-dimensional model that allowed the architect and the general contractor to view the railing from any angle, so they could readily verify and approve the specifics of how the railing was to be fabricated. Once approved, Foreman did field measuring for the stair system to match actual field dimensions with the architectural design.

Aluminum shoes were used, and cladded with bronze that Foreman fabricated to spec from muntz metal sheet. Foreman also custom made the top bronze cap from muntz, and provided the bronze brackets for the wooden grab rails, the antiquing on the bronze components and the glass panels for the infill. In the end, Foreman brought together all the critical metal and glass components the contractor needed to install the railing on site.

BSI Constructors had their own iron workers available, so they performed the installation, but Foreman’s team assisted BSI as needed along the way to ensure proper fits and to make any necessary adjustments to the provided materials.  BSI’s team did a great job on the installation, and the end result is a beautiful and distinctive contemporary railing that will hold up to years of wear and tear.

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