Fire-rated glass and framing products from Technical Glass Products (TGP)

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Matched Systems

A Uniform Look: Matched fire-rated and non-fire-rated curtain walls

For many years, fire-rated window, door and curtain wall frames were bulky-wrap around affairs. Although functional in blocking fire and keeping people safe, they lacked the sleek aesthetic commonly available with non-fire-rated frames.

The problem for many architects was that it was impossible to achieve a visual match between fire-rated frames and other framing systems within a building.

Technical Glass Products (TGP) has been a pioneer in offering solutions to this design challenge. From diverse projects such as an expansion of the Art Institute of Chicago to New York City’s Fulton Center transit hub, TGP has worked with building teams to develop matched glazing systems. Now, TGP offers multiple fire-rated frames with sharp, crisp corners and the slender look of non-fire-rated frames.

Fulton Center at a Glance

Click to enlarge the images below and take a tour of the Fulton Center’s matched fire-rated and non-fire-rated curtain wall systems.

LEFT: SteelBuilt Curtainwall® Series frames (non-fire-rated); RIGHT: Fireframes® Curtainwall Series frames (fire-rated)

Fireframes® Curtainwall Series (fire-rated curtain wall system) complements the SteelBuilt Curtainwall® Series (non-fire-rated curtain wall system) for a cohesive aesthetic

Matched systems: SteelBuilt Curtainwall® Series (non-fire-rated curtain wall system) and Fireframes® Curtainwall Series (fire-rated curtain wall system)

TGP’s product development specialists have developed several complementary framing systems, including:

Designers can combine these product lines with one another or with other steel and aluminum assemblies for a cohesive look. For more information on a matched system for your next project, please contact us.

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