The BTEC 500 Substructure System has been specifically designed and engineered for applications where the exterior wall cannot support the building envelope.
BTEC 500 utilizes the Curtain Wall Concept in order to facilitate the installation of the desired building cladding. It also provides for the installation of exterior insulation when required.
Brackets are fastened to major structural elements such as concrete slab edges or structural steel members which allow for the installation of BTP400-B Aluminum Tube Profiles that are sized for the required span and size of cladding panels.
The BTEC 500 substructure system is ideal for use in Mid-Rise and Hi-Rise applications for both new construction and retrofit projects.
PANEL FASTENING METHODS
The BTEC 500 substructure system can be utilized with bildtec's specially designed fastening clips to provide mechanical connections for Porcelain Stoneware Panels. bildtec's panelbond structural adhesive is also applied to provide additional reinforcement and to eliminate panel vibration. The number of mechanical connections will depend on the size of the panel and regional wind-load conditions.
The mechanical fastening system is ideal for Low-Rise, Mid-Rise and Hi-Rise building structures.
Porcelain Stoneware Panel sizes that can be used vary from 300 mm x 300 mm to as large as 1200 mm x 1200 mm for a square format and 300 mm x 600 mm to 600 mm x 1200 mm for a rectangular format.
bildtec's fastening clips are available in a variety of sizes to accommodate various panel thicknesses.
BSC-K10 stainless steel clips are designed specifically for Kerfed Porcelain Stoneware Panel thicknesses of 10 mm to 12 mm.
BSC-K14 stainless steel clips are designed specifically for a Kerfed Porcelain Stoneware Panel thickness of 14 mm.
BSC-K20 stainless steel clips are designed specifically for a Kerfed Porcelain Stoneware Panel and Natural Stone thickness of 20 mm.
The bonded fastening system employs bildtec's BSC-SA series stainless steel supporting clips in addition to bildtec's panelbond structural adhesive and BC-1000 series cushion strip. The number of supporting clips will depend on the size and thickness of the panel.
The bonded fastening system is ideal for Low-Rise and Mid-Rise building structures.
The bonded fastening system can be used for a variety of cladding materials.