Bendheim Doubly Recognized For Product Innovation

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Problem-Solving Design Achievements Garner Awards

Recognizing our commitment to innovation, we have received industry honors for two key recent design achievements: our ventilated glass parking façade for Kansas City International Airport, and our new TurnKey™ Fusion Light Wall system for backlit interior glass.

Architectural Products Magazine honored our ventilated glass façade for the new KCI parking structure with a 2023 Product Innovation Award. Bendheim Vice President of Sales and Innovation Said Elieh and team designed a custom system of vertical compression clips for the project, securing glass panels weighing 800+ pounds each to the garage exterior without the need for a costly steel substructure. The elegant glass façade provides natural ventilation for the structure while also meeting key aesthetic goals for Kansas City’s high-profile airport renovation. Reflective glass on the north façade greets approaching motorists with a harmonious view of earth and sky, while etched glass on the west façade directs a softer glow towards the terminal.

“Having someone on the Bendheim side that understands the design vision we’re trying to achieve, but then can bring that technical capacity on the manufacturer side to help realize that conceptual vision is important,” noted Joshua Harrold, Associate Principal at BNIM.

Ventilated glass facade by Bendheim on the exterior of the Kansas City International Airport parking structure.

An elegant glass façade by Bendheim and Längle Glas at Kansas City International Airport. The KCI parking structure’s custom-engineered system has been recognized with a 2023 Product Innovation Award from Architectural Products Magazine. Photo by Michael Robinson Photography.

Building Design + Construction Magazine recently named our TurnKey Fusion Light Wall system as a Judges’ Pick for its 75 Top Building Products of 2023. Judges’ Picks are selected by a jury of architecture, engineering, and construction professionals who specify, purchase or recommend building products.

The TurnKey Fusion Light Wall system incorporates LED light panels directly into a simple rail-and-key system for attaching interior glass cladding. Our Fusion LED lights are specifically designed to provide exceptionally even illumination for backlit applications. As a complement to this technology, we also offer our newly developed LE’Diffusion™ Safety Glass, specially engineered for shadow-free dispersion of LED light. Able to accommodate glass panels up to 8 feet in height, the entire TurnKey Fusion Light Wall system is UL listed.

Bendheim TurnKey Fusion glass cladding system in a lobby.

At the University of Missouri’s NextGen Precision Health Institute, art by faculty member Katina Bitsicas receives even, shadow-free backlighting from Bendheim’s TurnKey Fusion Light Wall system with LE’Diffusion Safety Glass. Turnkey Fusion Light Wall has been selected as a Judges’ Pick in Building Design + Construction Magazine’s Top 75 Building Products for 2023. Photo by Michael Robinson Photography.

Donald Jayson, President of Bendheim, expressed great pride in his team’s achievements. “As a company, we are deeply committed to moving forward with innovation on all fronts. We place an extremely high value on solving problems for our partners, and I’m extremely pleased with this recognition of our expertise.”

About Bendheim

Bendheim is one of the world’s foremost resources for specialty architectural glass. Founded in New York City in 1927, the fourth-generation, family-owned company offers a virtually unlimited range of in-stock and custom architectural glass varieties. Bendheim develops, fabricates, and distributes its products worldwide. The company maintains production facilities in New Jersey and an extensive showroom in New York City