Fireframes® Curtainwall Series incorporates precise European engineering allowing for large, multi-story expanses of glass in interior and exterior applications using narrow steel profiles.
Fireframes Curtainwall Series earned a Living Building Challenge Red List Approved Declare label. This Declare label can be used for building projects seeking to achieve either the Living Building Challenge or LEED green building rating systems.
“TGP's technical expertise and service enabled us to achieve a matching look across the curtain wall assemblies.”
-Andrew Anderson, associate principal, Grimshaw Architects
|Rating||Max. Exposed Glass
Area Per Piece
|Max. Exposed Glass
|45 Min.*||4,500 in2||95-1/4"|
|60 Min.**||7,442 in2||118-1/8"|
|120 Min.**||3,730 in2||111"|
*45 minute window systems are classified as an Opening Protective as per UL 9 with a maximum overall frame size of 152 square feet.
** 60 and 120-minute tests conducted per UL 263 / ASTM E-119. Therefore assembly is classified as a wall assembly, and not subject to “opening” area limitations.
Classified and labeled by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.® and Underwriters Laboratories of Canada. File numbers R25274 (walls) and R25229 (windows), design number U537 (W473 Canada). Frame tests performed in accordance with:
The time, in minutes or hours, that materials or assemblies can be expected to prevent flames and smoke from spreading.
As heat develops within the source area, pressure within the enclosed room begins to build relative to the pressure outside. Once the fire reaches equilibrium in the positive pressure zone, smoke, hot gases and flames are forced through any openings in the door or window assembly. Testing to the UL 10C standard more closely simulates real fire conditions.
Blocks radiant and conductive heat transfer from one side of the glass to the other. A required characteristic of glass used as a wall.
Classified and labeled by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.® (UL), an independent product safety certification organization.
Immediately following a furnace test, heated glass is subjected to water from a fire hose. The cooling, impact and erosion created by the hose stream tests the integrity of the glass. In the U.S., the hose stream test is required for all fire ratings over 45 minutes (all fire ratings require it in Canada).
Available as a temperature rise door with Pilkington Pyrostop® fire-resistive-rated glass for 60-90 minute applications
Temperature rise doors provide a barrier to radiant and conductive heat transfer.
Available in stainless steel frame finish options for increased design flexibility.
Building codes clearly define hazardous locations where impact safety glass is required. Glass with this designation has been tested to meet impact safety requirements required for areas such as doors, sidelights, and areas close to the floor.
FireLite IGU is a fire-rated insulated glass ceramic unit that also complies with energy codes. It is designed for use in exterior applications where energy codes require an insulated product, or for interior applications with special needs such as sound reduction.
Withstands continuous temperatures to 1292° F for use in high efficiency heating appliances.
The ability of glass ceramic to withstand sudden heating, cooling, or both without cracking, shattering or exploding out of the frame.
The ability of the glass to stop various types of ammunition. Ratings are assigned in levels from 1 to 8, with a Level 8 rating being the highest (able to stop a 7.62mm rifle lead core full metal copper jacket, military ball).
The capacity of an element in a building structure to support a weight in addition to its own.
Listed and labeled by Intertek, an independent assurance, testing, inspection and certification organization.
Glazing designed to increase the amount of time required to gain entry. This additional time is intended to allow for the enactment of lock-down protocols and to allow for the arrival of emergency response teams. May be used in areas with high risk of prolonged attack or in critical areas such as vestibules. Forced entry resistant glazing should also resist penetration from hand-held or hand-thrown objects such as hammers, crowbars, bats, knives, bricks and rocks. (Source: NGA Glass Technical Paper FB71-21)
This product is both fire- and security-rated and is appropriate for educational facilities.