Keeping Schools Safe with Fire-Rated Glazing Solutions

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Sponsored by Technical Glass Products (TGP)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the ways fire-rated glass products protect students and staff in the event of a school fire, noting the difference between “fire-protective” and “fire-resistive” classifications.
  2. Demonstrate the role of fire-rated glazing in real-life educational facilities.
  3. Identify current fire, impact and general life safety codes and standards related to glass and its surrounding assemblies in educational applications.
  4. Illustrate how glasses’ transparency can create attractive, light-filled environments that contribute to students’ and administrators’ well-being.


AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
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MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
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NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
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This course is approved as a Structured Course
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
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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 test is no longer available for credit
Creating an environment that is conducive to learning is very important in modern school design but there is also the issue of safety. How can students, faculty, staff and first responders safely enter and exit the building during a fire? This presentation will cover fire-rated glazing solutions and how they are addressing the growing demand for safer schools in light of the large number of annual school fires.

Photo courtesy of Technical Glass Products

James Wharton represents Technical Glass Products (TGP) in New York, New Jersey, and all of New England. Wharton has been with TGP for 13 years and has successfully worked with numerous architects, building owners, and subcontractors from development of schematic design through installation.

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 and rapid-response quoting.


Originally published in August 2019