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AIA Continuing Education

mark handler

Oct 25, 2009
So. CA
Continuing Education
AIA Continuing Education

The Future of Fire-Rated Glass and Framing
Credits: 1 LU/HSW Hour
This course will primarily focus on fire-resistive glass and framing, their performance, how they help meet stringent safety codes, and ways in which five of the latest innovations are changing the future of fire-rated glass and framing from both safety and aesthetic standpoints.
Credits: 1 LU/HSW Hour
Learning Objectives:
Explain the differences between fire-protective and fire-resistive glass and framing.
Describe five main innovations in fire-resistive glass and framing, and how they are expanding design freedom in areas with stringent fire and life-safety code requirements.
Discuss performance, fire-rated building codes, and how innovative fire-resistive glazing products can help meet more stringent codes, particularly NFPA testing standards and 2015 IBC.
Identify misconceptions and potential misuse of fire-resistive glazing products, and discuss solutions to ensure maximum benefits.

Fire-Rated Glass & Framing 101
Credits: 1 LU/HSW Hour
This course offers an in-depth look into fire-rated glass and framing systems and their role in fire protection.
Credits: 1 LU/HSW Hour
Learning Objectives:
Learn what questions to ask to ensure that the proper product is specified and installed
Gain a better understanding of the different categories of fire-rated glazing materials, and their role in fire-protection
Receive current information on how the latest codes and product developments impact design
Explore new trends in fire-rated glazing and innovative design options

Solving Design Challenges with Advanced Fire-Rated Glazing Assemblies

Credits: 1 LU/HSW Hour
The technical properties and performance characteristics of fire-rated glazing systems often cause confusion in the building industry. In addition, fire-rated glazing products have become more sophisticated to align with today’s increasingly complex building designs, so it is important to understand your options and how to use fire-rated glazing assemblies to solve design challenges that arise in areas with strict fire and life safety criteria, such as sight lines, glazing size, glass clarity, aesthetic discrepancies, and increasingly complex building designs.
Credits: 1 LU/HSW Hour
Learning Objectives:

Understand fire-rated glass and framing
Identify common fire-rated glazing materials
Analyze how fire-rated glazing assemblies have changed over the last decade
Illustrate solutions to common design challenges in fire-rated areas
Form, Function & Fire Safety : A Clearer View of Fire-Rated Glass and Framing
Credits: 1 LU/HSW Hour