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Lewisville High School

Lewisville, TX United States

Charter Builders


Project Description

Lewisville School District’s oldest – but newly renovated – school now features Banker Wire stainless steel wire mesh. The company provides sleek and durable infill panels for the school’s 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.

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 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 provided that aesthetic appeal by ensuring that the woven pattern lines up consistently from panel to panel. “As with most railing panel infill projects, the single most important detail was that the patterns lined up,” says Harrison Horan, Vice President of Marketing at Banker Wire. “We excel at creating wire weaves that provide this repeatability, allowing for fast and efficient fabrication and installation.”

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.

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.

About Banker Wire: Banker Wire is the world’s leading manufacturer of woven and welded wire mesh for architectural and industrial applications. With the most modern and productive mill in the U.S., Banker Wire provides custom-weaved material for any aesthetic on any scale – from intricate design highlights to expansive building facades. Banker Wire’s investment in its people and equipment provides its customers with innovative and value-based products that solve problems and exceed expectations.

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Lewisville High School
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    VIVA Railings, the SHW Group, Balfour Beatty Construction Inc.
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Specified Products

Banker Wire M12Z-17 stainless steel wire

M12Z-17 stainless steel wire is an economical, twin wire Rigid Cable patterned after European designs. The Banker M12Z-17 is a perfect Railing Infill material as it is strong and easy to fabricate into shapes.

It is available in aluminum, copper, brass, bronze, mild steel, pre-galvanized, galfan and stainless steel.

Percent Open:61.7%

Overall Thickness:0.390"

Aspect Ratio:2.67 : 1

Crimp Style:PS2PZ

Weight (lbs/sqft):2.117



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