Thursday / March 28, 2019 / 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Architectural Fire-rated Glazing: An Application Guide

Assured showroom, 445 North Wells Street, Chicago

 

The Technical Issues KC continues its series of programs on protecting buildings from fire.

Health, safety, and welfare remain a fundamental aspect of building design practices. Incorporating fire-rated glass products provides creative design options while adhering to current model building codes. The new generation of fire-rated products is available in larger sizes that can withstand a fire for longer periods of time, and many fire-rated products can provide high impact safety rating, solar control, sound reduction, bullet resistance and hurricane impact safety, to name only a few multi-functional features. This course will define categories of fire-rated glass products, as well as the related test standards and current building code requirements for specifying architectural fire-rated glazing.

Josh Spiekhout, Fire-rated Sales Representative from Assured Corporation, and Michael Miller, Vetrotech Saint-Gobain Mid-West Regional Manager, will be our presenters.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the evolution of fire- rated glass and how modern non-wired glass products can improve fire and impact safety.
  • Define the methods of heat transfer and how these can affect building occupants.
  • Compare and contrast the characteristics of Fire-Protection-Rated and Fire- Resistance-Rated glazing products.
  • Explain codes and testing standards for fire and impact safety of fire-rated glazing.

​Our hosts are Assured Corporation and Vetrotech/St. Gobain. Lunch will be provided so arrive any time after 11:00 am; the program begins at 12:00 pm sharp. Send special dietary requirements to jpomaranc@aiachicago.org.

Sponsored By

Technical Issues KC and Assured Corporation

Learning Units

1 LU/HSW

Member Price

Free

Non Member Price

Free