Innovative Design Applications Using Advanced Fire Rated Glazing Technology

Thursday, September 16, 2021 | 12pm EDT

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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 door lites 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-world settings will be used to show participants how architects continue to push the boundaries of what fire-rated glass can do. 

Learning objectives

  • Review the history of fire-rated glass from foreign-made wire glass and ceramics to clear, high-performance, USA-made solutions. 
  • Understand the difference between fire-protective and fire-resistive glazing and how the IBC distinguishes between these two applications. 
  • 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. 
  • Discover the importance of multi-functional 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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    Tim Nass

    Vice President of National Sales / SAFTI FIRST

    Tim Nass has over 25 years of experience in the architectural glazing industry. As the Vice...