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Burning Issues: Understanding Today's Fire-Rated Glass and Framing

This course consists of a video plus two articles in a PDF format and offers an in-depth look at fire-rated glazing materials and their role in fire protection. The course qualifies for 1 HSW (health, safety, welfare) continuing education credit from the American Institute of Architects.

Topics will include:

  • New trends in fire-rated glazing materials
  • Project assessment: What to look for when specifying fire-rated glass
  • Liability issues: How to protect yourself from costly mistakes
  • Recent code changes and how they impact design
  • The relationship between sprinklers and fire-rated glazing
  • How to meet codes without compromising aesthetics

Learn At Your Own Pace:

You can take this course and follow along at your own pace. Speed up, slow down, or stop now and finish later. Click "Take the Course Test" to go straight to the test and earn your credits. You'll know immediately if you have earned credits and you will be able to print out your certificate of completion instantly.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Learn what questions to ask to ensure that the proper product is specified and installed
  • Gain a better understanding of fire-rated glazing materials, their distinguishing characteristics and their role in fire protection
  • Have the know-how to make sound and informed decisions regarding fire-rated glazing
  • Receive current information on how the latest product category developments impact design
  • Explore new trends in fire-rated glazing and learn about innovative design options

AIA logo Credits: 1.00 HSW

Course Outline:

This course is a presentation designed to earn you 1.00 AIA/CES Learning Unit. Use the onscreen controls to pace the presentation to your liking, and then click "Take the Course Test" to take the exam for this course and earn your credit.

This test is no longer available for credit


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