10 Reasons to Choose Neenah TWSI's

  • Thursday, 21 May 2015

TWSI Step Ahead

10 Reasons to Choose Neenah Foundry TWSI's

Tactile Walking Surface Indicators (TWSI) play a crucial role in better alerting those with visual impairments of upcoming street crossings and potential hazards. With more and more of these textured warning plates popping up across Ontario, it's clear that communities are committed to making their streets safer for people with vision loss.

Pedestrians and motorists will soon see an influx of TWSI’s in the year ahead. Effective January 2016, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) states that TWSI’s, also referred to as Detectable Warning Plates (DWP), will be mandatory on all new and repaired depressed curb sidewalks in Ontario.

Unsure on what Tactile Walking Surface Indicators to choose?Landmark by Crozier is the Canadian supplier of Neenah TWSI's to municipalities across Ontario. Neenah’s TWSI’s not only fit the standard and are in regulatory compliance with both the AODA and the American Disability Act (ADA), but in many cases - they outperform.

Need proof? Here’s 10 Reasons why municipalities continue to choose Neenah Foundry TWSI’s as their base standard:

TWSI (DWP) TOP 10 Check List:

Legislation/Standards:

Base requirements:

  • AODA 80.26
  • ISO 23599
  • CSA B651

Neenah Foundry : Meets/Exceeds All

Strength & Durability:

Base requirements:

  • AASHTO TP 103-13
  • NCHRP Report670
  • Tensile Strength: ASTM A-48

Neenah Foundry : Meets/Exceeds All, Zero Failures in Field, Meets/Exceeds (30,000 PSI)

Materials Cast Grey Iron:

Base requirements:

  • Conforming to ASTM A-48
  • Class 35B

Neenah Foundry : Meets/Exceeds

Maintenance:

Base requirements:

  • Shall be bare and not coated with paint or other coatings

Neenah Foundry : Meets/Exceeds

Slip Resistance:

Base requirements:

  • Wet & dry static coefficient of friction of 0.8 tested to ASTM C-1028

Neenah Foundry : Meets/Exceeds

Identification on Plate Surface:

Base requirements:

  • Manufacturers Trade Mark
  • Year of Manufacture
  • Country of Manufacture

Neenah Foundry : Meets All

Ease of Installation:

Base requirements:

  • How Cost Effective?

Neenah Foundry : Neenah TWSI’s have the most efficient time saving ease of installation, eliminating costly time.

Wear Resistance:

Base requirements:

  • ASTM C-501-84

Neenah Foundry : Meets/Exceeds

Impact:

Base requirements:

  • ASTM D-1709

Neenah Foundry : Meets/Exceeds

Adhesion to Concrete:

Base requirements:

  • ASTM D-482

Neenah Foundry : Meets/Exceeds

Ready to get a jump on the deadline and have your TWSI’s installed?

Contact your local TWSI Sales Expert Brian Bekkers to find out how you can get started on installing TWSI’s in your community.

About Neenah Foundry: Since 1872, Neenah Foundry has been known for consistent quality, functional performance and design aesthetics. They offer an extensive selection of castings for construction and municipal use including manhole covers and frames, catch basins and curb inlets, cast iron downspouts, airport and port castings, bridge scuppers and many other specialty products.

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