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California glazing from C.R. Laurence for stadium

  • 15 Aug 2018

C.R. Laurence (CRL) has manufactured and supplied custom all-glass entrances, glass railings, and bullet resistant transaction systems to enhance the aesthetics and function at the new Banc of California Stadium.

The 22,000-seater, state-of-the-art Banc of California Stadium, located in Los Angeles, has opened to the public, where it will host Major League Soccer (MLS) games and play home to the Los Angeles Football Club.

It’s the former site of the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, with amenities including restaurants, retail stores, a museum, and a conference centre.

The privately funded, $350 million Banc of California Stadium is the most expensive MLS facility in league history.

PCL Construction served as the general contractor on the project, and Helou Construction installed the glazing systems.

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CRL’s DRS Door Rails and Blumcraft® Panic Handles featured throughout, including VIP entrances and suites. DRS Door Rails provide clean, uninterrupted glass spans, which give the entrances a contemporary, all-glass aesthetic.

They utilise patented Wedge-Lock® technology, offering exceptional glass holding power and a faster installation time.

The accompanying Blumcraft® Panic Handles are useful for high-traffic applications such as sports stadiums and further enhance the all-glass visuals using a slim and elegant tubular design. 

Areas of the stadium feature CRL’s TAPER-LOC® Frameless Glass Balustrade System; with its clean sightlines and minimal hardware, TAPER-LOC® enhances views and also increases safety.

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CRL’s Hand Rails were installed with LED lighting for improved visibility and aesthetic appeal.

Available for toughened laminated and monolithic glass between 12 and 25,52 mm and in a wide choice of finishes, TAPER-LOC® is a dry-glazed railing system that offers a hassle-free alternative to the mess and awkwardness of working with cement.

With no scaffold needed, the system allows installation to be carried out from the safe side of the balustrade from start to finish, which is useful in retrofit projects or when a broken glass panel needs changing, as it eliminated the need for expensive scaffolding, cuts installation times and provides safety and security for installer and end user.

The stadium faced a rigorous construction timeframe but still opened weeks ahead of schedule and, crucially, in time for the new season, thanks largely to CRL’s rapid customisation capabilities and robust distribution network.

Chris Hanstad, Vice President of Architectural Sales at CRL, commented: “A stadium project of this size presented challenging schedules that required precise coordination between the architect, contractors, and manufacturers.”

“We had the comprehensive product line and manufacturing capacity to provide a large scope of the customized glazing solutions needed to not only meet the project’s schedule, but its code requirements and design intent as well.”

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