This partnership draws on the strength of more than 200 years of collective glass experience and combines Bendheim’s knowledge of decorative glass, Bendheim Wall Systems’ engineering and wall systems expertise, and the superior craftsmanship of Längle’s glazing fittings.The resulting never-before-seen rainscreen systems offer dependable, tested engineering and a range of functional benefits for new and retrofit building projects alike.Bendheim’s safety decorative glass, combined with Längle compression glazing fittings, result in superior rainscreen solutions to prevent water infiltration, improve the building’s aesthetics, and reduce wind noise.
Notably, several proprietary Bendheim translucent glass designs allow the building to maintain its daylighting capacity while keeping migratory birds safe through patterns designed according to the guidelines of the American Bird Conservancy.
Längle mechanical compression glass fittings are manufactured in Austria, and offer a patented quick assembly method and easy setup. Unlike other systems, individual glass panels can be quickly and easily replaced without having to deglaze surrounding panels.
“With these new decorative glass rainscreens, we are looking to help architects and contractors provide beautiful and highly functional building envelopes, preventing moisture penetration,” said Robert Jayson, President of Bendheim. “Rainscreens present a highly effective way to assure the health of the building in the long run, and reduce future maintenance needs.”
About Bendheim Wall Systems Inc.
Bendheim Wall Systems, Inc. is North America's leading glass wall systems supplier, the exclusive distributor of Lamberts channel glass and Längle glazing fittings. 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.