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Taking heat: Sharpen your knowledge of fire-rated glazing requirements and technology at Top Glass


March 3, 2020
By Glass Canada

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Come for the video of dummies bursting into flames during product testing, stay for a solid grounding in the technology, applications and requirements around fire-rated safety glazing. In a field that has seen significant change in the permitted products over the last decade, it is more important than ever for designers and contractors to understand the codes and standards in this little-understood field.

The presentation at Top Glass covers basic performance requirements; background on the testing and listing process; and product-specific applications related to the National Building Code for fire-rating glazing. Scientific concepts around the transmission of heat through glass and how to mitigate it with modern lamination and coating technology are also discussed. This interactive program contains videos and photographs of products in the field that have allowed architects to push the limits of performance and design in one of fenestration’s most rapidly evolving market segments.