SPECTACULAR YET PRACTICAL OVERPASS PROJECT WINS FENCE INDUSTRY DESIGN AWARD
The Chain Link Fence Manufacturers Institute (CLFMI) has announced that the 2013 Les Grube Memorial Design Award has been given to el dorado inc (designer) and the James H. Drew Corporation (installer), for their work on the Broadway Overpass Project in Kansas City, MO.
The project was designed to create a holistic bridge design that would meet the functional requirements of guardrails and lighting while focusing on the interaction of common materials. Materials included steel, chain link fabric, acrylic sound stop panels, and both natural and artificial light.
The unique pedestrian railing included galvanized steel posts and rails, bolted together, with multiple layers of mesh and panels attached to the railings. LED strips were mounted to the steel posts of the railing, illuminating the alternating interior layers of color acrylic acoustic panels and yellow PVS-coated mesh.
The CLFMI Design Award is named for Les Grube, a Past President of the Chain Link Fence Manufacturers Institute and a fence industry pioneer. The winning architect and contractor each receive specially – designed plaques and cash awards for the project.