Architectural Record BE - Building Enclosure

Burning Issues: Understanding Today's Fire-Rated Glass and Framing

This course is no longer active
Sponsored by Technical Glass Products
Continuing Education

Learning Objectives - After this course, you should be able to:

  1. %ILearn what questions to ask to ensure that the proper product is specified and installed
  2. %IGain a better understanding of fire-rated glazing materials, their distinguishing characteristics and their role in fire protection
  3. %IHave the know-how to make sound and informed decisions regarding fire-rated glazing
  4. %IReceive current information on how the latest product category developments impact design
  5. %IExplore new trends in fire-rated glazing and learn about innovative design options


This course consists of a video plus two articles in a PDF format and offers an in-depth look at fire-rated glazing materials and their role in fire protection. The course qualifies for 1 HSW (health, safety, welfare) continuing education credit from the American Institute of Architects. %PTopics will include:%L %INew trends in fire-rated glazing materials %IProject assessment: What to look for when specifying fire-rated glass %ILiability issues: How to protect yourself from costly mistakes %IRecent code changes and how they impact design %IThe relationship between sprinklers and fire-rated glazing %IHow to meet codes without compromising aesthetics