Dallas-based Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, a global supplier of architectural glass, metal, and hardware, has launched Reliance-TC LT as an extension of its Reliance range of curtain wall solutions.
You may have seen the company’s curtain walls—huge walls of glass for building exteriors—locally because they’ve been installed at The Star in Frisco. And come Friday night, people everywhere will be seeing Oldcastle’s curtain walls at Globe Life Field in Arlington during Game 1 of the Texas Rangers-Arizona Diamondbacks World Series.
So what’s new in the company’s latest product release? OBE said that with “a slim 2-inch sightline,” Reliance-TC LT provides “unmatched thermal and seismic performance paired with sleek aesthetics for discerning architects and glazing customers.”
The company calls the product a high-performance curtain wall that’s “lightweight, cost-competitive, and ideal for IECC Zones 4-8.” The double-pane curtain wall not only performs at a U-factor level of 0.29, providing superior thermal protection against climate extremes in the U.S. and Canada, it also redefines industry standards in this category, according to OBE.
“Reliance-TC LT is engineered as an evolution of the Reliance-LT Curtain Wall so installers can leverage their fabrication and installation knowledge of that system,” Product Manager Julie Schessler said in a statement. “And because it comes from OBE, installers can enjoy the convenience of a single-source solution for both framing and glass.”
Reliance-TC LT is designated Red List Free, the company said, and is eligible for LEED credits on Energy and Atmosphere. It meets or exceeds performance levels specified in AAMA 1503, AAMA 507, AAMA 501.4, and AAMA 501.6.
The Living Building Challenge Red List signifies the “worst in class” materials, chemicals, and elements known to be serious risks to human health and the greater ecosystem that are found in the building products industry.
Reliance-TC LT’s lightweight design makes handling the glass effortless, OBE said, while shear block assembly and dry glazing ensure seamless installation. Combined with the slim sightlines and dual-finish option, it provides a solution “that will be favored by both specifiers and installers, helping building projects achieve aesthetic and performance requirements,” OBE said.
Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope is a leading North American vertically integrated manufacturer, fabricator, and distributor of architectural hardware, glass, and glazing systems. The company has a significant presence in every major market in the U.S. and Canada,
WIth roughly 7,000 employees, OBE operates 85 manufacturing and distribution facilities in five countries.
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