Key Advances in Fire-Rated Glazing

Sponsored by National Glass Association

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the difference between fire protective and fire resistive glazing
  2. Describe two benefits of fire-rated glazing in a fire protection plan
  3. List the key components for approval of fire-rated glass
  4. Compare and contrast the costs of fire-rated glazing and a passive fire protection system with an active system

Credits:

HSW
1 AIA LU/HSW
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
AAA
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
AAPEI
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
NSAA
This course can be self-reported to the NSAA
NWTAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
 
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

This course is designed to educate architects about the fire-rated glazing solutions that are available for commercial construction in today’s market. Key elements required for fire safety will be reviewed. How these specialty glazing systems meet code requirements for life-safety in a building while supporting innovative building designs will also be explored. Designs that provider greater aesthetics and indoor comfort are available more than even before.

Fire Rated

Photo courtesy of Technical Glass Products. ®Carter & Fitzgerald.

 

National Glass Association The National Glass Association (NGA) is the largest trade association serving the architectural glass and metals industry. A technical and educational resource, NGA envisions a future in which glass is the material of choice to enhance spaces where people live, play, learn, and work.

 

Originally published in June 2019

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