This is a quarterly newsletter for architects, designers and
planners who build and renovate our schools. We research
innovations in the use of fire-rated glass as a building material, and
publish what we find at Safe Glass for Schools.
this issue we take a closer look at the use of fire-resistive glazing
to balance active and passive fire protection and to protect lives and
property from radiant heat.
|ABCs of Balanced Fire Protection|
place 15,000 calls a year for help in battling campus fires. The next
step in curbing injuries and protecting school property is to adopt a
balanced fire protection approach combining active and passive fire
protection measures. Read more....
| The Dangers of Radiant Heat|
there's fire, there's an invisible deadly threat commonly referred
to as radiant heat. Protecting people from radiant heat is vital
because exposed individuals quickly feel unbearable pain, followed by
second-degree burns, making safe egress impossible. Read more...
| Fire-Resistive Glazing Makes the Grade|
SuperLite II-XL blocks radiant heat and meets ASTM E119 wall
standards. Check out campus installations of fire-resistive
glazing in door and wall applications. Read more ...
| Case Study: UC Davis Medical Center|
delivered 20,000 square feet of fire-resistive glazing and framing for
the remodel and expansion of the University of California, Davis,
Medical Center. The glazing allowed architects to maximize the
amount of natural light entering the facility. Read more ...
Campus Fire Facts
|40% of K-12 schools, universities and hospitals experienced 1-3 fires |
in last three years.
U.S. Schools place 15,000 calls each year for help in battling campus fires.
Fire fatalities claimed the lives of 140 college students in the last nine years.
In 2009, 58% of K-12 campus officials named "system maintenance" as their biggest, fire-protection challenge.
Fire Rated Glass
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the mystery out of fire rated glazing codes, testing and
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