Glass Entrance Specification: What You Need to Know

Along with the benefits of glass entrances come unique challenges. This course covers current trends in glass entrance design and key considerations for hardware requirements in all types of buildings. Participants will receive an overview of specification criteria to ensure entrances are in compliance with safety, accessibility, and performance requirements while meeting the design intent of the project.

Learning Objectives

  1. Review standard glass door styles and glass entrance system applications including storefronts, point-supported glass walls and transoms with floating headers.
  2. Specification criteria to ensure door openings are in compliance with fire, life safety, accessibility, and building code requirements.
  3. Recognize the current trends that are influencing the future of glass entrances, including NFRC documentation and energy codes.
  4. Critical considerations related to panic devices, including life safety issues, UL requirements and standards, ANSI/BHMA criteria, occupant loads, and opening force.

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