Key Advances in Fire-Rated Glazing

Sponsored by National Glass Association
1 AIA LU/HSW; 0.1 IACET CEU*; 1 AIBD P-CE; AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; AANB 1 Hour of Core Learning; AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.; MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; NLAA 1 Hour of Core Learning; NSAA 1 Hour of Core Learning; NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; OAA 1 Learning Hour; SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning

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

This course is part of the Glass and Glazing Design Academy

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.

Originally published in June 2019