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Glass Entrance Specification: A Review of Hardware, Codes, and Safety
Earn 1 AIA HSW LU.

Along with the benefits of glass entrances come unique challenges. This course covers current trends in glass entrance design and key considerations for hardware requirements in all types of buildings. Participants will receive an overview of specification criteria to ensure entrances comply with safety, accessibility, and performance requirements while meeting the design intent of the project.

Learning Objectives

- Review standard glass door styles and glass entrance system applications including storefronts, point-supported glass walls and transoms with floating headers.
- Understand specification criteria to ensure door openings comply with fire, life safety, accessibility, and building code requirements.
- Learn about the current trends that are influencing the future of glass entrances, including larger glass sizes and energy codes.
- Critical considerations related to panic devices, including life safety issues, UL requirements and standards, ANSI/BHMA criteria, occupant loads, and opening force.

Jul 19, 2022 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Mark Suehiro, CSI, CDT, DHT
Technical Director @CRL Architectural Hardware Group
Mark has more than 25 years of experience in the architectural hardware field. His extensive knowledge of glass doors and entrances encompasses product engineering, testing, manufacturing, distribution, and new product development. In his role as Technical Director at CRL, he leads a team of technical product specialists in assisting architects, building owners, and contractors with the design, specification, and installation of code-compliant glass entrance systems and hardware.