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Fire Rated Glass Blends Design & Safety

TriData evaluated data from over 15,000 fire departments in 50 states and found out that built-in fire protection contained fire spread in 87% of educational properties. Fire rated glazing also offers daily benefits, including day-lighting, security and shared lighting (e.g., U.C. Hastings on bottom.) Read more…

Using Glazing in Means of Egress

The highest code standards apply to means of egress which provide life safety to people exiting in the event of a fire. The IBC prescribes the types and sizing of glazing that can be used in the three components of paths of egress. See examples of code compliant applications of fire rated glass such as this 2-hour stairwell at Pomona College (photo on left.) Read more…

Case Study: University of Michigan

The proximity of a newly constructed common area to the Gothic-style Hutchins Hall at University of Michigan Law School presented a design challenge. SAFTIFIRST worked with architects and the glazing contractor to satisfy code requirements and preserve the historic stained glass and aged limestone. Read more…