The technical properties and performance characteristics of fire-rated glazing systems often cause confusion in the building industry. In addition, fire-rated glazing products have become more sophisticated to align with today’s increasingly complex building designs, so it is important to understand your options and how to use fire-rated glazing assemblies to solve design challenges that arise in areas with strict fire and life safety criteria, such as sight lines, glazing size, glass clarity, aesthetic discrepancies, and increasingly complex building designs.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand fire-rated glass and framing
  • Identify common fire-rated glazing materials
  • Analyze how fire-rated glazing assemblies have changed over the last decade
  • Illustrate solutions to common design challenges in fire-rated areas