Looking for clear and concise information on fire-rated glass and framing for your next project? Click on the sections below to learn about “fire-protective” vs. “fire-resistive” glazing, testing requirements and key code issues for fire-rated glass and framing, applications ranging from storefronts and door applications, to curtain walls, glass walls, glass floors, new products and more.

What is Fire-Rated Glass and Framing?

Learning some definitions like “fire-protective” and “fire-resistive” will start you toward choosing appropriate fire-rated glass and framing.

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Fire-Rated Testing

Fire-rated glass and framing must pass rigorous testing by independent laboratories, including a fire test and a hose stream test. The products also can be tested for impact resistance, bullet resistance and conformance with hurricane safety codes.

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Fire-Rated Glass Codes

As the International Building Code (IBC) changes every few years, it is important to keep up with the latest fire-rated glass and framing requirements.

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Where Can I Use Fire-Rated Glazing?

Many clear and wireless fire-rated glass products are available, along with sleek, modern-looking fire-rated frames, for interior and exterior applications.

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Innovations in Fire-Rated Glazing

Fire-rated glass and framing manufacturers continue to push the boundaries of what is possible with high-performance products. From fire-rated glass floors to butt-glazed fire-rated glass walls, and more, new products can fulfill virtually any design vision.

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Common Misconceptions

Common misconceptions regarding fire-rated glass and framing can lead you astray in specifying the right product. Read on to learn about crucial mistakes to avoid when evaluating fire-rated glazing for your next project.

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