has a Firm Grip on Architectural Glass HardwareMiami (November 29, 2016) — T-Concepts Solutions (TCS), a custom design house and manufacturer of specialty architectural hardware for glass, is marking 15 years in the design-build industry with new products and solution-based initiatives for architects and designers.
In 2001, siblings Paul Witherby and Michelle Witherby established their family-owned and operated, industrial design and design-build studio, T-Concepts Solutions. As one of the first companies in the United States to integrate form, function and style with moveable wall systems, space partitions, light sharing designs, sliding door hardware and frameless glass office fronts, TCS helped to evolve the interiors market industry. After years of collaborating with architects and builders on top-tier projects for hospitality groups, corporation headquarters, retail flagships, museums and sporting complexes, TCS found its niche as a specialty architectural hardware designer and manufacturer in 2011.
Whether a specification calls for locking ladder pulls, non-locking ladder pulls, custom pull handles, American Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant hardware, glass hinges to hydraulic patch fittings and sliding door solutions, TCS is a resource for the right product. TCS offers high performance, high integrity products at a reduced cost in comparison to competitive brands — and that includes customization and on-time delivery.
“TCS has been involved in the design-build industry long enough to understand what works best for a project’s particular needs,” said Paul Witherby, co-founder and CEO of TCS. “We offer architects, designers, glaziers and other industry professionals the valuable experience, knowledge and understanding of market needs, design desires and security measures around locking configurations that TCS has gained over the years.
Besides melding beautiful form with functionality, TCS provides expertise in more complex areas such as ADA compliant locking handle configurations. “Compliance can vary from state to state,” says Witherby. “Often these guidelines are subject to interpretation. If ADA-approved hardware is not selected or installed properly, it can be costly for the owner or developer to remove and replace code-approved materials.” Since this is not an uncommon occurrence, TCS has guidelines available on their website to help architects and designers with their design decisions and a team that keeps current on the changing regulations.
“As one of the few industry suppliers who specifically focus on architectural hardware for glass doors, we’re able to carefully monitor ADA code variations and help clients meet codes to ensure their systems are ADA compliant. Our resource guide is an exceptional tool at the touch of our client’s fingertips” explains Michelle Witherby, co-founder and COO of TCS. “The use of glass in architecture continues to be one of the most significant design trends and the need for appropriate and affordable hardware was clear to us as we began focusing on this market. However, relationships are what we value most, as we rank outstanding customer service as our best product of all.”
As part of their 15-year anniversary, TCS has launched a new website that showcases their catalog of products, a gallery of projects, the option to request a quote and a free ADA specification and resources guide that can be downloaded. The website also showcases a new 30-second product video that introduces TCS.
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About T-Concepts Solutions
T-Concepts Solutions is a Miami-based custom manufacturer of architectural glass hardware. The firm specializes in locking ladder pulls, non-locking ladder pulls, custom pull handles, ADA compliant hardware, glass hinges, to hydraulic patch fittings and sliding door solutions. TCS services clients throughout North America. Learn more about us here or contact us for help with your next project.