square feet of
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
) 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.