Bendheim and Längle of Austria Introduce First Compression Fitting Glass Rainscreen Systems

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Bendheim Wall Systems, Inc. has partnered with Längle of Austria to introduce first-of-their-kind architectural glass rainscreen systems. The dependable, fully tested systems can completely change the look of a building while offering a range of functional benefits for new and retrofit construction, including bird-friendly decorative glass options.

New architectural glass rainscreen

Rif Community Center in Salzburg, Austria, features a customized, sloped, ventilated glass rainscreen system with vertically and horizontally overlapping etched glass panels. Photo courtesy of Längle

Our rainscreen systems offer highly effective ways to assure the health and longevity of the building while reducing future maintenance requirements.

Bendheim Wall Systems, Inc. has partnered with Längle of Austria to introduce first-of-their-kind architectural glass rainscreen systems. The dependable, fully tested systems can completely change the look of a building while offering a range of functional benefits for new and retrofit construction, including bird-friendly decorative glass options.

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% 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.

“These decorative and robust glass rainscreens will enable architects and designers to specify beautiful interior wall claddings and aesthetically pleasing, highly functional glass facades to preserve and protect buildings,” said Robert Jayson, President of Bendheim. “Our rainscreen systems offer highly effective ways to assure the health and longevity of the building while reducing future maintenance requirements.”

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.

For further information about Bendheim Wall Systems decorative glass rainscreens, visit http://www.BendheimWall.com or call (800) 221-7379.

About Längle
Längle has been in the business of glazing and glass engineering since 1873. It is a leading international provider of innovative glass-mounting systems, used in the construction of glass façades in more than 40 countries. The company meets the highest quality requirements in products, systems, and concepts, and works continually to further improve them.

About Bendheim Wall Systems, Inc.
Bendheim Wall Systems, Inc. is North America's leading channel glass wall systems supplier. The company’s award-winning projects include Steven Holl’s Bloch Building/Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Shaw Center for the Arts by Schwartz/Silver, and the Boston ICA by Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Bendheim’s partnership with Glasfabrik Lamberts, the largest privately held cast glass factory in Europe, spans eight decades. Design professionals are invited to visit Bendheim’s extensive showroom in TriBeCa, New York City.

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