June 2017

40 BUILD / June 2017 , Committed, Passionate & Disciplined Hansen Architectural Systems, part of the Leading Experts Awards, makes precision engineered architectural components integral to the aesthetic and practical success of your buildings. Their architectural systems are of the highest quality, designed to install easily, provide safety to building occupants and integrate into construction projects seamlessly. We spoke to President & CEOMr. Tracy C. Hansen to discover more about the firm’s innovative and inspirational approach to their work. Hansen products help to provide an innovative and distinct visual signature to buildings and are important to the overall success of the design. Hansen is committed to developing and executing products, solutions and services that are financially, technically and environmentally sound. President & CEO Tracy C. Hansen kicks things off by telling us precisely how Hansen is an industry leader in their field. “Our goal is to be recognised as the nation’s most respected manufacturer of aluminium railing and related products by consistently delivering sustainable, profitable growth by our team of committed, passionate, and disciplined professionals, while maintaining high standards and a leading- edge approach to our industry. “For residential projects, Hansen Architectural Systems is the industry leader in high quality, pre-engineered, aluminium railing systems. Our innovative, railing designs are strong, attractive, and easy to install. We understand your need for railing products that are versatile enough to handle virtually any project condition. “Our products offer you the very best selection of top rail choices, railing infill options, and lots of standard, powder coat colours. Choose from tempered glass, stainless steel cable, and vertical picket styles to suit your project requirements.” Tracy then offers his thoughts on the firm’s seasoned team of knowledgeable and talented designers, project managers and fabricators, all of whom provide a wealth of experience that is unmatched in the industry he underlines, before going on to develop this most interesting point. “With our team working on your project, your railing order process will move seamlessly from design through fabrication and delivery and/or installation. We have our own in-house engineering team, allowing us to also provide complete engineering and CAD drawings for your specific project, which serve to simplify your installation process. “We control each step of the design and manufacturing process, so you can count on consistent railing quality and reliable shipping lead times. Every aspect of your railing order, from design, through fabrication and completion, is done in our facility, without the use of any outsourced manufacturing vendors, giving us an even greater advantage in satisfying your expectations.” Commercial projects An area of the firm’s work in commercial projects is the Hansen aluminium railing, which will complement any architectural style. Their innovative designs are easy to install and are virtually maintenance-free for the life of your home Tracy highlights, a point which he goes on to develop. “The baked-on, powder coated finishes that we provide will exceed the stringent AAMA 2604 specification for salt spray resistance, and is guaranteed not to crack or blister. We offer a wide variety of top rail designs that all can be configured with tempered glass, stainless steel cable or aluminium picket infill options, so you are free to create a system that best fits the architecture of your project. “By working closely with your design team, we can provide your project with a world-class, balcony railing system that enhances the aesthetics of your building at a price that won’t hurt your budget. Guard rails are design elements that serve to keep building occupants safe. Hansen products provide a high level of safety while providing a unique signature to the project’s exterior. Yes, you can have both. “We also offer custom fabricated aluminium gates, to match our railing systems, as well as low-voltage halogen and solar powered LED post lights that can be integrated into any of our railing systems. So, let us show you why Hansen has been making hundreds of happy clients all over the country for 25 years.” As the interview ends, Tracy brings to our attention how Hansen is different from their competitors. Indeed, Hansen handles each step of the process from initial design concept through final design, engineering, shop drawings, fabrication, metal finishing, and expert field installation of our systems. “This ‘turn-key’ approach gives our clients the best possible products, the shortest possible lead times, and the most competitive pricing” Tracy explains, before offering his thoughts on the environment that the firm truly thrives in. “We thrive in an environment where we can collaborate with the architects, developers, and contractors for whom we join to construct truly great buildings. Product development is in our DNA. Hansen products will always represent the current evolution of commercial railing design and technology.” 1702BU15

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