Free Standing Railing System

UTA Science, Engineering, Innovation & Research

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Project Overview

Category: Universities
Location: Arlington, TX
General Contractor: Hunt Construction
Architect: ZGF Architects

Our SHOE™ Structural Glass Railing System is an aluminum glass railing system with a patented compression set aluminum base shoe system. SHOE™ Glass Railing is perfect for commercial interior or exterior, balcony railing or stair railing applications. In addition, this architectural railing solution provides a fall protection system without the use of an unsightly barrier. SHOE™ Aluminum Glass Railing can be either top or fascia mounted. It is available with a glass bracket mounted handrail, round top cap or a U-channel top cap. Base shoe is available in stainless steel or an anodized aluminum cladding.

VIVA’s tempered glass infills provide optimal line of sight as well as an understated elegance. Our glass infills range from a minimum of 3/8″ PVB or SGP laminated glass. Colored, patterned and frosted glass are additional options based on design intent and need.

Our Free Standing Rails (FSR) and posts are both available in 1.5” diameter stainless steel in SS304 and SS316 alloys. FSR posts can be core mounted, top flange mounted, welded to steel or welded to concrete embed. FSRs are excellent for stadium seating rails, building entrance rails, ramps, landscaping rails, stair centerline rails as well as numerous other applications. FSRs are also available with our iRail System (LED lighted rail).


Hunt Construction thrives on an active dedication to their client’s needs and design ideas. Created by Hunt, Huber, and Nichols back in the 1940s, Hunt believes that the right people bring the right results.

ZGF Architects has been in business for over five decades. Their goal has always been sustainable architecture and stewardship of the built environment. They have recently been awarded the AIA’s Architecture Firm Award for establishing a standard of excellence of which other firms aspire.


Focusing on engineering, science, nursing, kinesiology and public health, the new University of Texas Arlington Science Engineering Innovation and Research facility consists of nearly a dozen different research labs. Everyone works as a team to exchange ideas and easily collaborate on issues affecting brain health, cancer, cardio health, and rehab medicines