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Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU
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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.
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.
- 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.
- Demonstrate the role of fire-rated glazing in real-life educational facilities.
- Identify current fire, impact and general life safety codes and standards related to glass and its surrounding assemblies in educational applications.
- Illustrate how glasses’ transparency can create attractive, light-filled environments that contribute to students’ and administrators’ well-being.