I can’t believe it has been more than 10 years since I researched the requirements of the codes and standards and wrote about traditional wired glass and other glazing in the article called Breaking Tradition. The article addresses changes to the International Building Code (IBC) with regard to impact-resistance, but it doesn’t delve into the requirements for fire-rated glass and framing.
Fortunately, a wealth of information on glazing for fire door and window assemblies can be found on TGP’s website! Topics include:
- Intro to Fire-Rated Glass and Framing
- Fire-Rated Glass Testing
- Fire-Rated Glass Codes
- Fire-Rated Glazing Applications
- Innovations in Fire-Rated Glazing
- Common Misconceptions About Fire-Rated Glazing
These pages answer many of the common questions about fire-rated glazing, but if you have additional questions, just leave them in the comments and I’ll track down the answers!