Benson’s vertical integration process gives the engineering, manufacturing and installation teams the ability to create system designs that synchronize aesthetics, performance, and efficiencies throughout fabrication, manufacturing, and installation.
Quality control begins with the close relationships Benson fosters with key suppliers in the supply chain. Whether aluminum extrusions, glass, silicone, gaskets, aluminum or stainless panels, it is paramount to the Benson process that the materials are received and fabricated correctly, shipped and transported securely and safely. Benson delves into our suppliers ability and core competence, with clear communication to set achievable goals and expectations. Benson’s quality control procedures have been highly successful in catching errors earlier in the process, reducing in-plant rejection rates. The Benson process of collaboration chain knowledge helps the company to establish and honor schedule and quality commitments to its customers.
Keeping water out and allowing thermal control of the interior space are of extreme importance. A failure of the building envelope can result in a number of unwelcome issues such as: moisture infiltration, mold and mildew, wind damage, high energy costs, maintenance problems, failure of building systems, loss of architectural aesthetic intent, and safety concerns. That is why a thorough quality control process is used in order to ensure all projects are carried through effectively and efficiently.
In plant, quality control includes programs and testing to assure silicone adhesion, strength and viscosity, dimensional checking of extrusions and glass, paint thickness, color matching, and finished curtain wall unit air and water integrity.
Benson protects each completed curtain wall unit with a protective coating that creates a durable and peel-able skin to finishes and materials susceptible to scratching or damage during transport, installation, or in place by following trades. The protected units are then crated and shrink-wrapped prior to making their journey to the jobsite. For certain projects, Benson also can load and transport units on steel racks – eliminating the need to dispose of crating materials on site.