62 SF-60S-CUSTOM (SINGLE-GLAZED) VERTICAL UNITIZED FACADE SYSTEM Our award-winning Custom Vertical Unitized System requires the glass be captured at the head & sill only. Discreet mounting elements attach the glass units to the structure. The system has significant built-in flexibility to permit the units to be saddled onto the floor plate, then easily adjusted up and down for alignment. The system is designed to be shop-assembled by the glazier, speeding installation and minimizing labor costs. It accommodates channel glass in all textures (profiles with 60 mm flanges). Approx. Dimensions: – – Head = 2.3” (60 mm); Sill = 2.3” (60 mm) – – Depth = 3.25” (80 mm) – – Max height = up to 23 ft. (7 m), depending on wind loads – – Max floor deflection = 2” (50 mm) Pictured here: The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX by Overland Partners. Bendheim’s vibrant ceramic-fritted channel glass units rise along the hospital’s 10 stories and a 2-story-tall ‘lantern’ cupola. Their striking colors are visible from a distance in the day or night, bringing children and families comfort and improving their patient experience. The smart technical design of the system answered a number of unique design challenges. It created tall, lightweight facade units that could be quickly pre-assembled and installed onto slim concrete eyebrows. This was critical, as the available work area was insufficient to assemble the units on site. The design team turned to channel glass for its remarkable structural qualities, allowing it to span great heights under high wind loads. The glass channels reach spans from 10 to 19 ft. in relatively lightweight ¼” (7 mm) thickness. At only 4.5 lbs./ft2 , they meet the weight limits of the concrete eyebrows, a feat unachievable by conventional flat glass. Bendheim’s technical design team designed the hoisting procedures to allow speedy installation, while avoiding the need for scaffolding, which would normally be required. Another design challenge involved providing the units in a range of custom colors that would be visible at long distances, both in the daytime and at night. Here, too, channel glass was the right solution. Fritted in durable translucent colors, the glass appears vivid in the daylight, while transmitting colored back-light at night. Photos courtesy of the Hospital.