Banker Wire metal mesh was an obvious choice for Lewisville High School. As a railing infill, the material offers unprecedented durability under the everyday abuse of high school hallways, without sacrificing aesthetic appeal," said Mark Tinwala, the owner of VIVA Railings, LLC, the fabricator for the project.
Banker Wire M12Z-17 stainless steel wire mesh lines the hallways of the newly renovated Lewisville High School in Lewisville, Texas. Lewisville High School is the school district’s oldest school, but now, thanks to Banker Wire architectural mesh, features sleek and durable infill panels for the stairways and hallway balconies.
Lewisville High School, founded in 1897, underwent 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 architectural mesh M12Z-17 railing infill panels in the school’s hallways.
Banker Wire’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.
Banker Wire provided an aesthetic appeal to the project by ensuring that the architectural wire mesh woven pattern lined up consistently from panel to panel. As is the case for most railing infill panel projects, proper alignment was the single most important detail for the Lewisville High School project. As the pictures reveal, every one of the patterns in the panels line up.
The railings were installed as part of the second phase of a three-phase renovation process, which was completed in summer of 2012.
The Texas-based team that contributed to phase two of the Lewisville High School project included VIVA Railings, the SHW Group and Balfour Beatty Construction Inc.