Bill O'Keeffe

SAFTI FIRST Fire Rated Glazing Solutions

About the Author: Bill O’Keeffe is the President and CEO of SAFTI FIRST Fire Rated Glazing Solutions, a leading USA-manufacturer of advanced fire rated glass and framing systems.  An industry veteran and innovator with over 45 years of experience in architectural glazing, he was first to introduce and manufacture clear, fire resistive glazing products in the US.  He is also a safety advocate who exposed the dangers of traditional wired glass, which lead to code changes and fire rated glass products that are safe, affordable and clear alternatives to traditional wired glass.  Today, Bill continues to develop building products that enable architects to create beautiful, safe and energy-efficient spaces with advanced glazing systems.

Building Enclosure Systems | Clear on Technical Glass | April 25, 2014
Code confusion has led to misapplications of fire rated glass and framing, which can have...

The Kensington, Boston. Photo: SAFTI FIRST

Architects | Clear on Technical Glass | April 08, 2014
The majority of fire rated glazing applications occur inside a building to allow...
Architects | Clear on Technical Glass | April 01, 2014
Mismatched fire-rated glass and framing happens more often than you think. Failing to...
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