With thousands of students entering crowded schools each day, learning centers have the immense responsibility of safeguarding tomorrow’s future. Thanks to advances in technology and manufacturing, fire-rated glass can be an essential part of the solution. The multifunctional material can defend against the spread of fire, resist impact from rambunctious students, transfer natural light into learning areas and help slow down intruders.
Glass is an essential element of safe school design. Many of today’s educational facilities rely on open floorplans with extensive glazing to create collaborative, light-filled interiors more conducive to learning. With recent innovations to fire-rated glazing, architects can choose fire and impact-safety-rated glass in a range of product make-ups and sizes, with an added security or safety glazing benefit included. When it comes to protecting the youngest and most vulnerable members of society, no longer is there a need to compromise aesthetics for fire safety and security. Go straight to the head of the class and download the Handbook of Fire-Rated Glass for Schools below.
Educate yourself about the many ways to use FireLite in school applications. This video showcases various projects using this clear & wireless glass ceramic with fire-ratings up to 3 hours. See it in action.
Roux Center for the Environment, Bowdoin College
Fireframes SG Curtainwall® Series and Pilkington Pyrostop® fire-resistive-rated glass
Middletown High School
Fireframes ClearView® System, Pilkington Pyrostop® fire-resistive-rated glass, Fireframes® Heat Barrier Series perimeter frame, Fireframes Designer Series doors
University Center at The New School
New York, NY
Fireframes® Heat Barrier Series frames and Pilkington Pyrostop® fire-resistive-rated glass
Johnson & Wales University Center for Physician Assistant Studies
Fireframes® Aluminum Series frames, Fireframes Designer Series doors, Pilkington Pyrostop®
Christopher Newport University Student Success Center
Newport News, VA
Fireframes ClearFloor® glass floor system and Pilkington Pyrostop® fire-resistive-rated glass
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