Perimeter Fire Barrier Systems for Today’s Hybrid Window Wall Designs

October 20th @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT


Today’s high-performance building enclosures demand high performance fire protection and the development of newer “Hybrid Window Wall designs” has created issues on projects throughout North America. Curtain wall consultants and Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ’s) are requiring tested firestop solutions for this growing wall type. Fully understanding the role and value of perimeter fire barrier systems in today’s ever changing and complex designs cannot be overstated. As the industry changes almost on a monthly basis, understanding how to maintain the integrity of a non-rated hybrid window wall system for up to 2 hours is critical in the design phase to eliminate costly changes, delays, and compromised life safety requirements during construction. Key topics are outlined below and will be discussed in detail incorporating PowerPoint & video.

Learning Objectives:
-Understanding the issues and concerns of new Hybrid Window Wall designs
-Importance of testing for Hybrid Window Wall designs
-Understanding ASTM E2307 and the Intermediate Scale Multi-Story Test Apparatus
-Understanding the sequencing and installation of tested solutions
-Documenting the performance of a successful perimeter fire barrier test
-Common misconceptions about Hybrid Window Wall designs

This course has been approved for 1 CEU (AIA 1 LU/HSW).

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October 20th @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

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