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Cladding integrates thin brick, ventilated rainscreen assembly

Corium has been successfully installed for 14 years throughout Europe and is now available in North America, exclusively marketed by Telling Architectural Systems LLC, Cranston, R.I. Thin brick units mechanically fix to an HPS200 coated and galvanized receiver tray. Each tray interlocks to form a drainage plane, which is then mounted to Knight’s engineered framing system. The brick tiles are clipped into place. This mechanical “clipping” system is proprietary to Corium and provides a high-strength façade.
Corium has been successfully installed for 14 years throughout Europe and is now available in North America, exclusively marketed by Telling Architectural Systems LLC, Cranston, R.I. Thin brick units mechanically fix to an HPS200 coated and galvanized receiver tray. Each tray interlocks to form a drainage plane, which is then mounted to Knight’s engineered framing system. The brick tiles are clipped into place. This mechanical “clipping” system is proprietary to Corium and provides a high-strength façade.

Telling Architectural Systems recently launched the Corium Cladding System, a fully engineered façade that combines brick units with cost-effective fast-track installation. The company is the exclusive North American representative for a product available in Europe for more than a decade. “Using high-density, high-compressive strength and frost-resistant bricks with steel backing trays, Corium moves traditional stacked brick into high performance brick veneers,” says Telling Vice President Steven Collins. “Full rainscreen, back-ventilated assemblies are now achievable with brick.

With running bonds, stacked bonds, custom colors and the ability to insert feature materials, Corium satisfies many different aesthetic requirements.” The system is comprised of brick tiles with a unique and patented profile that mechanically fix to an HPS200 coated and galvanized receiver tray. Each tray interlocks to form a drainage plane, which is then mounted to the engineered framing system. The brick tiles are clipped into place. This mechanical “clipping” system is proprietary to Corium and provides a high-strength façade that offers a level of design flexibility difficult to attain with hand laid bricks.

Corium suits a wide range of substrates, including light-gauge steel framing, concrete, structural steel, masonry, wood frame, continuous insulation systems, and insulated metal panels. At 14 lb. per square foot, Corium-clad buildings benefit from lower overall wall costs. With a variety of tiles and framing sizes available, the system also enables custom bonding patterns without compromising wall performance or construction speed. The system can be mounted at any angle to achieve dramatic finishes, or overhead to create soffits and ceilings. It can be installed by carpenters, laborers, sheet metal workers, or masons, or used in prefabricated assemblies.

Corium Cladding SystemThe rainscreen assembly with rear ventilation provides an open cavity, uninterrupted air/moisture barrier and continuous-insulation capability, meeting the requirements of ASHRAE 90.1 for maximum thermal and moisture performance.

The Corium Cladding System has passed testing for AAMA 501.1 Water Penetration, AAMA 501.5 Thermal Cycling, ASTM E283-04 Air Leakage, ASTM 331-00 Water Penetration, ASTM 330-02 Structural Performance, Air Pressure Differences and BCRL BM1:1993 Freeze/Thaw testing at 100 Cycles. Shortly after the North American launch, Telling Architectural entered into a partnership with Knight Wall Systems to jointly market Corium Cladding in conjunction with the latter company’s continuous insulation and mineral-fiber rainscreen façade system. “Knight’s strong brand identity in the North American market, coupled with its innovative technology, are a good fit as we fully commercialize the Corium Cladding System,” notes Collins. “Knight and Corium are both ideally suited to the modern commercial building envelope and combined create a true rainscreen brick veneer with continuous insulation.” — Telling Architectural Systems LLC, Cranston, R.I.; http://tellingarchitectural.com


Corium has been successfully installed for 14 years throughout Europe and is now available in North America, exclusively marketed by Telling Architectural Systems LLC, Cranston, R.I. Thin brick units mechanically fix to an HPS200 coated and galvanized receiver tray. Each tray interlocks to form a drainage plane, which is then mounted to Knight’s engineered framing system. The brick tiles are clipped into place. This mechanical “clipping” system is proprietary to Corium and provides a high-strength façade.

Telling Architectural underscores the Knight rainscreen and Corium Cladding combination’s suitability to commercial building envelopes.