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square feet of

high-performance FireLite

Plus and FireLite NT fire-rated

glass ceramic was used in

doors, sidelites, transoms

and interior windows

throughout the school.

Fire-Rated Glass Ceramic Enhances Life Safety and Aesthetics

in Toronto Area’s Brooklin High School


In the Durham District School Board’s (DDSB) new 173,200 square foot

(16,090 m


) Brooklin High School, the design team incorporated extensive

glazing throughout to provide natural light and visibility for students and

staff. To satisfy building codes – including the International Building Code

(IBC) and National Building Code of Canada (NBC) – it was necessary for

glazing in certain applications to provide fire protection.


To fulfill code requirements for defending against the spread of deadly

flames and smoke in case of a fire, Aerloc Industries (Dundas, Ontario)

installed 3,500 square feet (325 m


) of high-performance FireLite Plus®

and FireLite®NT fire-rated glass ceramic in doors, sidelites, transoms

and interior windows throughout the school. One captivating use of the

glazing is in a second floor lofted space overlooking a common area.

With the clarity of ordinary window glass, the 45-minute rated glazing

provides essential life safety while helping to create a welcoming school

environment. In addition to fire protection, the multi-functional glass

ceramic is also impact safety-rated, to help prevent injuries from glass

breakage if students run into it – important in a busy school serving

1,125 teenagers in grades 9 through 12.