Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
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.
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.
- 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.
- Receive the latest fire- and life-safety code criteria and how it impacts fire-rated glass door specification.
- 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.
- Explore how new assembly-tested multifunctional fire-rated glass door systems combine critical safety and security functions to perform on multiple levels.