Fire Rated Glass in Unique Applications
Fire rated glass has come a long way since wired glass and ceramics used in small door lites and openings. Today, fire rated glazing that meets ASTM E-119/UL 263/UL CAN-S101 up to 2 hours are being used to provide vision and transparency in fire rated storefronts, atriums, curtain walls, temperature rise doors and even floors. It can be further customized to protect against bullets, blast, hurricane, forced entry, UV, sound and more. Decorative and privacy make-ups are also possible.
As architects continue to push the envelope on what glass can do, we will continue to provide innovative products that meet the aesthetic, safety and performance demands of the project. Below are some unique applications of fire rated glass and framing to inspire designers to create safe and beautiful spaces with this product.
Fire Resistive Glass Floors Make a Dramatic Statement in Nashville’s Historic Neighborhood
The 21c Museum Hotel features a unique fire rated glass floor application while meeting the 1-hour fire resistive code requirement.
Clear, Fire Resistive Butt-Glazed Walls Create Transparent, Connected and Code-compliant Stairwell
To achieve maximum transparency while meeting code requirements, SuperLite II-XLM in GPX Architectural Series perimeter framing was used.
Army Hospital Features First-ever Fire Resistive, Blast Rated Curtain Wall that Meets DoD Antiterrorism Standards
The Department of Defense (DoD) published the Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) 4-010-01 Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings as a mandatory guideline to mitigate the threats of terrorism against buildings and ensure the safety of the individuals that inhabit them.
Fire Rated Switchable Glass Provides Privacy and Fire Protection at the University of Chicago Medical Center
The new 10-story “Center for Care and Discovery” building in the University of Chicago Medical Center’s campus is dubbed as the “hospital of the future” for its high-tech design and groundbreaking scientific work.
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