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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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.

Pre-Requisite: None.