Bendheim’s history of joining forces with design industry leaders continues with the Längle partnership, drawing on the strength of more than 200 years of collective architectural glass experience. Bendheim and Längle’s knowledge of decorative glass, engineering, and wall systems expertise have produced systems to envelop buildings or create interior walls of beautiful glass, held in place with precision engineered Austrian compression glass fittings.
The new rainscreen systems surpassed the ASTM and AAMA test requirements for water penetration, pressure equalization, air leakage, and structural performance. Unlike other systems, the compression fittings require no cut-outs or holes in the glass, affording superior wall strength and low fabrication costs. They offer easy setup and patented quick assembly methods. Also unique to the system, individual glass panels can be quickly and easily replaced without having to deglaze surrounding panels (click here for video demonstration).
Bendheim offers tempered and 100 percent heat soak tested or laminated safety architectural glass for rainscreen applications in a range of decorative options, including fritted and etched. The result is a one-of-a-kind solution to prevent water infiltration and improve the building’s aesthetics. Translucent glass varieties designed to the guidelines of the American Bird Conservancy allow the building to maintain its daylighting capacity while facilitating bird-friendly architecture.
Bendheim’s glass rainscreen systems transform and weather-proof buildings across the entire range of commercial, institutional, industrial, and multi-family residential applications, including low- and high-rises, sports venues, and transportation and parking structures. Other applications include windscreens, privacy screens, solar shading, photovoltaic towers, and roof structures, as well as interior wall cladding and feature walls with back-lighting design options.
In addition to enhancing new construction, Bendheim Wall Systems decorative glass rainscreens present a fast, cost-effective and environmentally mindful option for facade restoration and protection, bringing new life to old buildings. Installation of the rainscreen systems creates virtually no disruption in the daily life of building occupants.