Johnson Space Center, Houston Zoo, Battleship Texas, Minute Maid Park, NRG Stadium are just some of the most notable locations around Houston that bollards can be found if you look close enough. Some blend in with the environment for aesthetic reasons. Bollards can be designed to fit the environment or extremely visible when the situation requires. The most vulnerable areas are Entry and exit points, but other bollard uses revolve around traffic control and pedestrian protection. At Minute Maid Park, the bollards are in the shape of large white baseballs adding aesthetic appeal. Silver bollards or concrete walls, for protection, are another option. Bollards Houston. Physical security plans are increasingly calling for bollards as part of the security for buildings, public areas, sports arenas, etc.
What are Bollards? Bollards are described as evident barriers built of steel-pipe posts, from structural grade steel and concrete reinforcement. Bollards commonly come in two kinds: high speed, for high-impact vehicle collisions, and low speed, for traffic control and pedestrian protection. In Houston, both kinds are required for most structures. Vulnerable areas, where vehicle intrusions are possibility along with terrorist activity, are required to install high speed bollards.
Houston Bollards – Design and Installation
For Houston bollard design and installation, numerous important questions and points should be considered including traffic management, pedestrian zones and delineation, safety and security, or asset protection.
- What is the main function of the bollards being installed?
- Is there a budget?
- What materials work best for the Houston climate and intended function?
- Do the bollards require any of the following: to be removable, retractable, or permanent landscape fixtures?
- Are the bollards being installed at entry and vulnerable points where if struck by a vehicle, should they bend, shatter, cause damage, or stop the vehicle?
- How will your bollards blend in with the landscape or architecture?
All these considerations are very important to the design and installation for your Houston building.
BBRSS is the industry leading designer and installation expert of bollards, in Houston, for every possible scenario. Whether you low-speed, high-speed, fixed, removable, or operable bollards, are needed BBRSS has the products and the experts to ensure the bollards work and comply with your physical security plan. Contact BBRSS today at (800)367-0387 or fill out our quick and easy contact form. Protect your building, facility, or public location with high quality bollards from the Houston experts!