Recent projects incorporate ballistic and fire-rated glazing to meet security needs
April 30, 2013
Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School goes above and beyond code requirements with its security glazing.
August 11, 2011
In an interview with Glass Magazine contributor Max Perilstein, Devin Bowman, national sales manager for Technical Glass Products, discusses the latest developments in fire-rated glass products and applications, and the related code improvements he believes are necessary. Max Perilstein: First off, tell me about you. Where did you go to college and how did you get in our industry?Devin...
Where and how to use this glazing material
April 22, 2011
Contrary to popular belief, wired glass has not been banned from use. Traditional wired glass can still be used in annealed glass applications—if it meets the wind and thermal load requirements—and in fire window assemblies that are not in hazardous locations. However, it is limited to 25 percent of the wall area. This size limitation applies to all fire protective glazing products.Safety wired...
February 14, 2011
The basics: Southwest Washington Medical Center - Kearney Breast Center, Vancouver, Wash., features fire-rated interior wall assemblies in the front entry, reception area, waiting room and conference room. The assemblies incorporate etched and colored art glass of varying patterns and meet a one-hour fire rating. The custom-designed art glass features a grass pattern running vertically and...
February 7, 2011
The basics: Recognizing the need to modernize Brooklyn's Engine Company 239 fire station to meet the fire-fighting requirements of the 21st century, the New York City Department of Design and Construction hired Beyhan Karahan & Associates of New York City to renovate the long-standing building, while preserving its historic character. One challenge the architects faced was how to provide...
Code and product knowledge critical for contract glaziers to win and execute fire-rated glazing jobs
January 31, 2011
As an intermediary between the product manufacturer and architect, contract glaziers play a critical role in the fire-rated glazing market. Glaziers who are well versed in product options and related codes not only position themselves as an informational resource for architects, but give themselves the opportunity to win more business."Glazing contractors who know their stuff win jobs," says Rob...
January 7, 2010
The fire-rated glazing industry faces ever-changing codes and standards. One of the newest codes to come from the International Code Council’s Fire and Safety Committee limits the size and placement of wired glass and ceramics, according to Jeff Griffiths, director of business development, Safti First, San Francisco. The ICC committee approved a proposal to eliminate the use of non-...
A look ahead at sales, market and product expectations
January 7, 2010
The market segment is partly insulated from the downturn thanks to code requirements, building trends and increased funding.
Requirements to keep in mind when using such glass
March 24, 2009
Advances in glazing technology have allowed glass to perform important functions such as protection against fire, hurricane, ballistics, bomb blast and more. While high-performance glazing has enabled designers to incorporate greater amounts of glass, there is no less confusion regarding its proper use.
February 1, 2009
Anyone who has ever shopped for real estate knows the golden rule: location, location, location. So when Principal-in-Charge Doug Austin and Senior Designer and Associate Pablo Collin of AVRP Studios Inc., San Diego, began the initial design for Sapphire Towers, a luxury high-rise condominium located along downtown San Diego’s waterfront, their vision was clear.