Welcome to SAFTI
FIRST's quarterly newsletter for architects, designers and planners
who build our schools and hospitals. We research construction trends,
best practices, and funding opportunities to share with you. We
also feature building products that enhance both design and fire- and
impact-safety. The full text of our research can be found at our Safe Glass for Schools
website. Look for links to relevant pages throughout this
newsletter. Please forward this to your friends and colleagues.
|Making Sense (and Cents) of Renovation|
School enrollment is declining.
Budgets are shrinking.
Faced with these realities, more and more school
districts are choosing to renovate rather than replace
existing schools. Read more...
|How to Renovate for Student Safety |
Renovating older school buildings often
significant upgrades in interior design which take
advantage of advancements in building
|San Francisco School Renovates for Safety|
This case study documents how a San
school eliminated the danger of accidental impact with
wired glass by using clear and affordable
solutions that meet the highest federal impact safety
standard (CPSC Cat. II) and provide additional
from dangerous radiant heat.
|Register and Earn 1 AIA LU/HSW Credit
Register online for "Designing with Fire Rated Glass"
and receive one (1) AIA LU/HSW Credit! Sign up
|SAFTI FIRST offers a full range of fire and safety
rated glazing products that protect against injuries and potential
liabilities. Click here to learn more.
The SAFTI FIRST Team
· There are 100,000
public schools in the
· The average school is 42 years old.
76% of schools need repair and renovation.
· Renovation is
cheaper than new construction.
· Advances in fire- and
impact-safety glazing offer new opportunities for using architectural
glass as a building material.