Here’s what you need to know about fire-rated glass and framing to get started on your next project.
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.
Learning some definitions like “fire-protective” and “fire-resistive” will start you toward choosing appropriate fire-rated glass and framing.
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.
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.
Many clear and wireless fire-rated glass products are available, along with sleek, modern-looking fire-rated frames, for interior and exterior applications.
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.
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.