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USING FIRE RATED GLASS IN HEALTH CARE FACILITIES

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Fire Rated Glazing in Healthcare Occupancies

The U.S. Fire Administration reported almost 1.3 million fire-related incidents in the country in 2019, causing 3,704 deaths, 16,600 injuries, and US$14.8 billion in losses. These numbers led to a growth…

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The Trend Toward Transparency in Science and Medical Labs

Fire rated glass acts as a barrier from smoke and fire, improving the fire safety of a building and safeguarding the people inside and outside of it…

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Transparent Lab Walls Enhance Collaboration, Sustainability, Safety

Fire safety and alert protocols should not only be implemented or practiced during fire safety months.
Fire is an all-year-round risk, which is why every
business needs to invest in fire rated glass…

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FIRE RATED GLASS & FRAMING APPLICATIONS

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Project Gallery – Fire Rated Glass in Healthcare Occupancies (PDF)

Nowadays, around 54% of school districts across the U.S require some sort of replacement or update to the major systems in their buildings. These include conducting regular repairs, improving outdated safety systems,
and enhancing the overall functions of the building…

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Project Gallery – Large Vision Panels in 60 and 90 Min Fire Doors (PDF)

Walking through an open and light-filled indoor space creates visual stimulation, as the rich color and texture of materials in the room stand out. According to Oliver Heath, sustainable architecture and interior design expert…

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Installations – Fire Rated Glass in Schools, Healthcare, and Exterior Applications

Each year, approximately 2,300 students are seriously injured due to unsafe wired glass installed in campus windows and doors…

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CASE STUDIES: FIRE RATED GLASS AND FRAMING

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USA-Made Fire Rated Glass Helps UC Merced Achieve Triple Zero Sustainably

In 2020, UC Merced set course for an ambitious $1.2B expansion to its campus. This expansion is considered the “largest public-private partnership social infrastructure project completed in U.S. history”. Sustainability was a major priority with the project, emphasizing on meeting a “Triple Zero” initiative: zero net energy, zero landfill waste, and zero net greenhouse gas…

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New 45 Minute Fire Rated Glass Makes Visual Connectivity Possible, Beautiful and Affordable at Campus Housing

The Quad at the University of Houston is a beautiful and spacious residential building. Students are drawn to the natural light that floods the interior and allows for visual connectivity to one of the five landscaped courtyards. Though, the beautiful aesthetics were almost lost in the original planning. The ceramic glazing that was originally specified…

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A Clear Solution for Harvard’s Klarman Hall

In October of 2018 Harvard Business School opened its beautiful 120,000 square foot, 1,000-seat auditorium, Klarman Hall. The glass atrium is a hub large enough to host the entire MBA class. The large glass fire-rated walls allow natural light to flood the multipurpose lobby, as well as allowing visual connectivity from the outside environment. Almost…

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Fire Rated Glazing in Exits

Radiant heat is a double-edged sword: the warmth emanating from a fireplace or a radiator can feel cozy and calming on a particularly cold day, but exposure to high amounts of radiant heat coming from an uncontrolled
fire can get lethal quickly…

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The IBC and Fire Rated Exterior Openings

It takes a tremendous amount of courage to be firefighter. While most people will instinctively locate the nearest exit to escape a burning building, firefighters run towards it…

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Clearing Up Confusion About 60-minute Fire Rated Applications

Radiant heat transmission is deadly. Fire emits electromagnetic radiation that can injure or kill passersby or result in spontaneous combustion of materials. Not all fire rated glass prevents the transmission of radiant heat…

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