Fire rated glass can help designers achieve their goals for a space while still accomplishing its most important function as a life safety product. This course will highlight eight case studies that demonstrate unique applications for fire rated glass and how it can enhance the design and intended function of a space or building. Commercial, residential, hospitality, education, office, and institutional applications will be discussed, as will the importance of daylighting, sight lines, and security features in fire resistive glazing systems.
- Review the history of fire rated glass and explore several case studies where modern fire rated glazing was used to transform unique commercial and institutional spaces.
- Understand the difference between fire protective and fire resistive glazing, and review two case studies where fire resistive products were used in residential and hospitality projects.
- Examine how fire rated glazing can transform education facilities and offices into collaborative, well-lit spaces.
- Discover the importance of fire resistant glazing in also providing increased security features such as blast resistance, bullet resistance, forced entry resistance, and clear sight lines in institutional facilities.