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Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
Creating light-filled and open environments conducive to patient well-being and healing is important in modern healthcare facility design, but there is also the issue of safety. How can healthcare facility design support occupant well-being while ensuring patients, healthcare professionals and first responders can safely exit the building and work to extinguish flames during a fire event? This presentation will take a look at real-world examples to understand how current fire-rated glazing solutions are addressing the demand for safer healthcare facilities.
Zach Passman has represented Technical Glass Products (TGP) for over 10 years, and currently supports design and construction activities in California, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and Utah. He has in-depth knowledge of building codes and fire-rated glazing systems.
- Describe the ways fire-rated glass products protect patients and staff in the event of a healthcare facility fire, including the difference between “fire-protective” and “fire-resistive” classifications.
- Identify current fire, impact and general life safety codes and standards related to glass and its surrounding assemblies in healthcare applications.
- Illustrate how glasses’ transparency can create attractive, light-filled environments that contribute to occupants’ well-being.
- Explore real-world fire-rated glazing solutions for healthcare facilities and learn how to solve common design challenges.