Fireframes Clearview® System with Pilkington Pyrostop® fire-rated glass and Fireframes® Aluminum Series perimeter frames; Fireframes® Designer Series doors Keeping pace with increased STEM enrollment, the University of Michigan-Flint finished expanding its William R. Murchie Science Building in 2021. The renovation focused on creating a facility with no barriers to encourage both departmental collaboration and the visibility of STEM work. To help meet these criteria while satisfying requirements for fire safety in areas of egress, the school and architects turned to Technical Glass Products’ (TGP) Fireframes Clearview® System with Pilkington Pyrostop® fire-rated glass and Fireframes® Aluminum Series perimeter frames. Installed across multiple atrium elevations, these sleek butt-glazed systems maintain visual connectivity while protecting and compartmentalizing stairways, learning spaces and areas of egress. Featuring nearly colorless transitions between adjoining pieces of 60-minute fire-rated glass, they eliminate the need for colored internal glass unit spacers or vertical frame mullions, aiding the building’s open and welcoming design. With minimal aluminum perimeter frame profiles and long spans of uninterrupted glass, the Fireframes Clearview System works with compatible full-lite Fireframes® Designer Series fire-rated doors to create a complete space that fosters collaboration and piques the interest of any passerby.
William R. Murchie Science Building