Innovative Design Applications Using Advanced Fire-Rated Glazing Technology

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Sponsored by SAFTI FIRST Fire Rated Glazing Solutions
Presented by Tim Nass

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the history of fire-rated glass from foreign-made wire glass and ceramics to clear, high-performance, USA-made solutions.
  2. Explain the difference between fire-protective and fire-resistive glazing, and how the IBC distinguishes between these two applications.
  3. Examine how the architectural community's demand for large sizes, increased optical clarity, unobstructed views, and thermal performance have shaped fire-rated glazing product development. Case studies will be highlighted.
  4. Discover the importance of multifunctional fire-resistive glazing products providing additional performance features, such as hurricane, blast, ballistic, forced entry, and more. Case studies will be highlighted.


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AANB 1 Hour of Core Learning
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NSAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
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SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
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Architects have always pushed the limits of what building products can do, and fire rated glazing is no exception. This program shows how fire rated glazing has evolved from small doorlites and openings using wired glass and ceramics to floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall, multi-tasking fire resistive glazing systems. Case studies showing these innovative design applications in real-word settings will be used to show participants how architects continue to push the boundaries of what fire rated glass can do.

Innovative Design

Photo courtesy of SAFTI FIRST


Tim Nass has over 25 years of experience in the architectural glazing industry. As the Vice President of Sales at SAFTI FIRST, leading USA-manufacturer of fire rated glass and framing systems, he brings his extensive knowledge and expertise when working closely with architects, consultants, general contractors and glaziers to deliver a code-compliant glazing solution that meets all the aesthetic, performance and budget requirements of the project. Tim also oversees SAFTI FIRST’s global network of architectural sales representatives.


SAFTI FIRST Fire Rated Glazing Solutions SAFTI FIRST Fire Rated Glazing Solutions is the leading single-source, vertically integrated USA-manufacturer of advanced fire rated glass in doors, openings, storefronts, curtain walls and floors up to 2 hours. UL and/or Intertek listed with fast lead times and competitive pricing.


Originally published in September 2020