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Fire-rated Glass Floor System Captures Light in Infill
To allow for light penetration from the fifth floor to the ground floor in Northwestern University's Engineering Life Sciences infill, Flad Architects desired a large, central atrium. One potential setback with drawing light through the atrium was meeting fire and life safety codes. The firm needed a code-approved floor to divide the shaft into two segments, and to provide a barrier to fire and chemicals in the case of an accident.
The design team used a fire-rated glass floor system developed by TGP to satisfy fire and life safety codes and help illuminate the infill.
Get a Clearer View of Fire-rated Glass and Framing
TGP now offers an updated version of its popular AIA-registered fire-rated glass and framing course to help design professionals better understand the role of fire-rated glazing in modern building design.
Frames with Flying Colors
Who says fire-rated frames have to be boring? HMFH Architects used TGP's Fireframes Aluminum Series with Pilkington Pyrostop glass firewall to create an egress stairwell in Concord, New Hampshire's Mill Brook Elementary School that is both effective and fun. The fire-rated curtain wall was powder coated purple to reflect the playful energy of students, while large glazed lites help draw daylight deep into the stairwell core and improve visibility for the building's users.
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Fire-rated Curtain Wall Provides Right Dose of Fire Protection and Daylight in Healthcare Facility
When Good Sam Design Collaborative, Clark/Kjos Architects and GBJ Architecture embarked on the design of the Dally Tower at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, Washington, a point of emphasis was providing visitors with increased access to natural light. Read about how the building and design team used the Fireframes® Curtainwall Series from TGP to help maintain their design vision while providing fire protection.
2013 Product of the Year Award Winners
Readers of USGlass, Metal & Glazing magazine selected TGP's FireLite® ceramic glass and Fireframes® Aluminum Series as 2013 Product of the Year winners.
FireLite is the clear option for highly visible locations where design professionals do not want to compromise on aesthetics to meet fire-safety codes. The Fireframes Aluminum Series provides sophisticated areas of glazing in fire separations.
Doors and Hardware: Daylighting and fire-rated glass
According to the US Energy Information Administration, buildings consume 76 percent of power plant-generated electricity in the U.S.
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Best Supporting Role: Steel back mullions take glazed curtain walls to new heights
Featuring stunning expanses of glass, curtain walls are best known for their ability to bring the outside in, function as transparent walls or visually integrate two otherwise separate spaces.
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TGP Earns Washington State Building Trades Manufacturer of the Year Accolades
Seattle Business magazine named TGP a 2014 Washington State Manufacturer of the Year Silver Award winner in the Building Trades category.
TGP Celebrates 25 Years of FireLite® with Totally Rad Sweepstakes
Enter to win free gas for a year and 80s-themed prizes in celebration of FireLite's 25 year anniversary.
Fire Safety Lessons from Our Lady of the Angel School Fire
Without a fire detection system and fire-suppressive design, historical data report the fire in Chicago's Our Lady of the Angel school spread upwards from the basement to claim the lives of 92 children and three teachers in second-floor classroom. Discover the fire safety lessons learned through this fire, including the importance of fire detection, suppression and building compartmentation. Read More >