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SAFE GLASS
FOR SCHOOLS

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BENEFITS OF USING GLASS IN SCHOOLS

The design of schools and other educational facilities play a crucial role in shaping the learning and social experience of students. In recent years, architects and educators have turned to innovative building materials to create more dynamic and functional school environments. One such material that has gained prominence is glass.

Incorporating glass in schools offers many benefits such as increased productivity, enhanced safety and security, and eye-catching design.

THE CLEAR SOLUTION:
HOW GLASS PROTECTS SCHOOLS

Glass creates light-filled spaces that are inviting and conducive to learning. It has the added benefit of providing vision between spaces – offering a sense of openness, connectivity, wayfinding, and more recently – safety and security.

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WHY
GLASS SAFETY
MATTERS

Installing the right type of glass can help protect students and staff from all types of potential threats without sacrificing the sense of openness and visual connectivity that glass provides. Here are some examples of how today’s high performance glass products help keep schools secure, welcoming and conducive to learning.

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SAFETY AND SECURITY
GLAZING FOR SCHOOLS

Today’s high performance glass products help keep schools secure, welcoming and conducive to learning. Glazing in windows and doors increase transparency and visibility throughout the building, which improve everyday safety and supervision.

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CODE AND
INDUSTRY
UPDATES

It’s been two decades since the 2003 version of the IBC essentially banned the use of traditional wired glass in doors, sidelites and hazardous locations in schools and educational facilities – and yet, there are still a lot of questions about wired glass – questions like what it is, what it’s not, what the codes say, what alternatives exist, and so on.

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COMPLETED SCHOOL PROJECTS

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UC Merced

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University of Houston

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Harvard University

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University of Wisconsin