Tubelite® Inc. has expanded its ForceFront® Blast product family to include a full range of high-security curtainwall, storefront, entrance door systems for low-rise and mid-rise government, health care, educational, and commercial building projects.
Tubelite’s ForceFront Blast systems are engineered to comply with the blast hazard-mitigating requirements for United States Department of Defense, General Service Administration (GSA), and Veterans Affairs applications. In addition to verified fenestration systems, Tubelite provides its clients with engineering and estimating support services to deliver projects’ required performance with competitive pricing.
Adding to clients’ peace of mind, Tubelite’s in-house team has been trained to use the GSA’s Window Glazing Analysis Response and Design (WINGARD) professional edition. WINGARD’s software and methodology analyzes and predicts the behavior of window glass under blast loads. It has limited distribution and is generally reserved for those approved to support the GSA Glass Fragment Retention for Windows Program.
Tubelite ForceFront Blast 400T Curtainwall and E/T34000 Storefront systems have been improved for thermal performance, additional glazing options, higher load capacity, and easier installation. Their aluminum, blast-resistant framing members also are thermally broken to support projects’ energy-efficiency goals and requirements.