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November 5, 2012
Code Requirements for 60-minute Fire Rated Applications  (November 2012)
Under the 2012 IBC, where 60‐minute fire doors are required, vision panels glazed with fire protection rated glazing (e.g., filmed and laminated ceramics, filmed wired glass and specialty tempered) are limited to 100 sq. inches...
September 5, 2012
Using Fire Rated Glass in Sustainable Building Design
A groundbreaking report entitled “The Greenest Building: Quantifying the Enviornmental Value of Building Reuse” finds that reusing existing buildings brings climate change, resource depletion, human health and ecosystem quality benefits compared to new construction...
July 5, 2012
2012 IBC and ADA Affect Vision Areas in Fire Doors and Exit Passage ways (2012)
The 2012 IBC makes it clear that vision panels in 60 and 90 minute temperature-rise doors located in paths of egress must work to protect passersby from radiant heat transmission...
SuperLite II-XL 45 IGU in GPX Builders Series FP Doors
July 5, 2012
New IBC Marking System for Fire Rated Glass (July 2012)
It’s about to get a lot easier to use the right glazing product in the right application, thanks to new and revised tables in the 2012 IBC. Specifically, Table 716.3 “Marking Fire Rated Glazing Assemblies,” provides architects, specifiers, installers, plan reviewers, and building officials with an easy reference...
July 5, 2012
Fire Rated Glass in School Settings (2012)
Using glass in schools increases visibility, natural light, security, and morale. But, what if the glass is in a fire wall, exit, or fire barrier? The codes restrict the type and size of glazing in these applications...
March 5, 2012
The IBC and Exterior Fire Rated Openings (March 2012)
The fire resistance rating for exterior walls is based on construction type, occupancy and fire separation distance as defined in Section 6 of the IBC. These fire resistance requirements range from no required rating to 3 hours...

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