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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
Along with the many benefits of glass entrances come unique challenges. This course covers current trends in glass entrance design and key considerations for hardware in all types of applications. Attendees will get an overview of specification criteria to ensure openings are in compliance with fire, life safety, accessibility, and other building code requirements, all while meeting the project’s design intent. The presentation will also address what makes different types of glass entrances both appealing and functional, and what challenges must be overcome when specifying them. This includes all-glass entrances, thermal doors, and balanced doors.
Steven Burns, FAIA is a licensed architect and a member of the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows. For more than 30 years, Steve has been involved in every aspect of the architectural profession. After seven years in the Chicago, London and Berlin offices of SOM, he founded his own firm, Burns + Beyerl Architects, in Chicago in 1993. Fourteen years later, Steve sold his 17-person architectural firm to work full time on the startup he launched to create the office and project management software solution ArchiOffice. In 2009, he merged his business with BQE Software, where he is now the chief creative officer. Steve earned his Master of Architecture (with distinction) from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Syracuse University. He is a thought leader who has delivered presentations at architectural and engineering conferences around the world on topics related to business and project management, artificial intelligence, and emerging technologies. Steve is passionate about ultra-endurance cycling. He is also a partner with Social Venture Partners in Los Angeles, an organization that helps innovative nonprofits change the landscape for social justice.
- Comprehend and be well-versed in hardware considerations and compatibilities, including panic handles.
- Recognize the current trends that are influencing the future of glass entrances, including NFRC documentation and energy code requirements.
- Identify critical considerations needed to specify panic devices including life safety issues, UL standards, ANSI/BHMA criteria, fire code requirements, occupant loads, and opening force.
- Define the GANA guidelines including guidelines for interior swinging glass doors.