Fire-Rated Glass Doors 101

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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by Technical Glass Products (TGP)
Presented by Zach Passman

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the difference between “fire-protective” and “fire-resistive” glass assemblies and how this classification applies to doors to appropriately specify assemblies that provide the proper level of defense.
  2. Receive the latest fire- and life-safety code criteria and how it impacts fire-rated glass door specification.
  3. Learn how fire-rated glass door systems have evolved over the last decade to closely resemble the look of non-rated systems without sacrificing fire and life safety.
  4. Explore how new assembly-tested multifunctional fire-rated glass door systems combine critical safety and security functions to perform on multiple levels.


AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB 1 Hour of Core Learning
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
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
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course is approved as a Core Course
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 examines fire-rated glass door systems and how they can safeguard areas of egress while supporting a wide range of design goals. Learn the basics of fire-rated glass door specification, building code standards and critical life safety considerations. Then, explore how today’s fire-rated glass doors are more than code-driven assemblies with their ability to preserve sightlines, adhere to the aesthetic design intent and integrate within sophisticated fire-rated storefronts and curtain wall systems. Additionally, learn how new-to-market multifunctional fire-rated glass door systems combine critical functions in one integrated product, mitigating additional safety and security threats without compromising fire protection.

Fire-Rated Glass Doors

Photo courtesy of Technical Glass Products (TGP)

Montclair State University


Zach Passman currently supports design and construction for Technical Glass Products (TGP) in the Western US. He has in-depth knowledge of building codes and fire-rated glazing systems.


Technical Glass Products (TGP) Technical Glass Products (TGP), a division of Allegion, is the recognized leader in the fire-rated glass and framing field, offering the FireLite® family of ceramic glazing, Pilkington Pyrostop® transparent wall panels, and Fireframes® fire-rated framing. The company provides AIA-registered continuing education, project consultation, product specifications, CAD drawings, 3D BIM Models and rapid-response quoting.


Originally published in May 2021