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A look at the top five innovations in fire-rated glass and framing, and how they are providing aesthetic and code-compliant design solutions
Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW; 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations.
This course will primarily focus on fire-resistive glass and framing, their performance, how they help meet stringent safety codes, and ways in which five of the latest innovations—narrow-profile fire-rated frames, versatile cover caps and finishes, structural silicone-glazed (SG) fire-rated curtain walls, butt-glazed fire-rated glass walls, and fire-rated glass floor systems—are changing the future of fire-rated glass and framing from both safety and aesthetic standpoints.
Learning Objectives - After viewing this webinar, you should be able to:
- Explain the differences between fire-protective and fire-resistive glass and framing.
- Describe five main innovations in fire-resistive glass and framing, and how they are expanding design freedom in areas with stringent fire and life-safety code requirements.
- Discuss performance, fire-rated building codes, and how innovative fire-resistive glazing products can help meet more stringent codes, particularly NFPA testing standards and 2015 IBC.
- Identify misconceptions and potential misuse of fire-resistive glazing products, and discuss solutions to ensure maximum benefits.