Glass Entrance Specification: A Review of Hardware, Codes, and Safety

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Live webinar airing on August 16, 2022 at 2:00 PM EDT
Sponsored by CRL
Presented by Mark Suehiro

Learning Objectives:

  1. Become versed in glass door styles and glass entrance system applications including storefronts, point-supported glass walls and transoms with floating headers.
  2. Apply specification criteria to ensure door openings comply with life safety, accessibility, and other building code requirements.
  3. Recognize the current trends that are influencing the future of glass entrances, including all-glass visuals and energy codes.
  4. Know the critical considerations related to panic device applications including life safety issues, UL standards, occupant loads, and opening force.

Credits:

HSW
1 AIA LU/HSW
ICC
0.1 ICC credit
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
AAA
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
AAPEI
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
NSAA
This course can be self-reported to the NSAA
NWTAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
 
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

Glass entrance specification presents unique challenges because several aesthetic and performance criteria must be met. This course will review the latest standards in glass entrance design along with key considerations for hardware selection across various applications including storefronts, point-supported glass walls and transoms with floating headers. Participants will gain practical knowledge about specifying glass entrance systems that comply with safety, accessibility, and other code requirements while meeting the design intent of the project.

Glass Entrance Specification

Photo courtesy of Naho Kubota


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Mark Suehiro has more than 25 years of experience in the architectural entrance systems and hardware field. His extensive knowledge of glass entrances encompasses product engineering, testing, manufacturing, distribution, and new product development. At CRL, Mark leads a team of technical specialists in assisting architects, building owners, and contractors with the design, specification, and installation of code-compliant glass entrance systems.

 

CRL CRL is the industry’s leading, full-service provider of architectural metals, glass fittings, and professional-grade glazing supplies. The company leverages more than 50 years of experience and a track record of industry firsts to offer a one-stop shop with a breadth of innovative product choices. Expert support from specification to installation, and fast, reliable service help customers complete projects on time and on budget. CRL focuses on expanding opportunities for all to turn bold architectural visions into real world experiences.

 

Originally published in August 2022

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