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SAFTI FIRST hosts architectural summit in New York

May 25, 2011 |

SAN FRANCISCO (May 24, 2011) – SAFTI FIRST, a manufacturer of fire rated glazing and framing systems, is hosting the Architectural Summit on Thursday, June 2 at the W Hotel in New York City (541 Lexington Avenue).  The Architectural Glazing Summit is a half-day educational conference where architects, specifiers and contract glaziers can learn about the latest advances in glazing technology and design.  SAFTI FIRST, Wausau Window and Wall Systems, W&W Glass, LLC and Firestone/UNA-CLAD will each be presenting an AIA registered program at this event, giving attendees the opportunity to earn multiple AIA/CES LUs, HSW and SD credits across a broad range of topics.  There is no cost to attend this premiere educational event.  Topics include:

  • Code Considerations in Fire Rated Glass by SAFTI FIRST (1 AIA LU/HSW)
  • Innovations in Structural Glazing by W&W Glass, LLC (1 AIA LU)
  • Window Selection and Sustainability for Long Term Performance by Wausau Window and Wall Systems (1 AIA LU/HSW/SD)
  • Designing Metal Panel Systems by Firestone/UNA-CLAD  (1 AIA LU/HSW)

This is the second time that SAFTI FIRST is hosting this event, following the successful turnout in San Francisco last October 2010.  “Educating the architectural community on the latest innovations and code requirements has always been a priority for SAFTI FIRST,” says Diana San Diego, Director of Marketing.  “We are very fortunate to have Wausau, W&W and Firestone share in that goal, and we are grateful for the additional support from Schott.” 

A list of presentation topics and presenter bios can be found here.

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Founded in 1982, SAFTI FIRST Fire Rated Glazing Solutions has been serving the architectural and building communities and is the recognized leader in manufacturing fire rated glass and framing for over 25 years.  As the premier source for fire-rated glazing, SAFTI FIRST was the first to introduce transparent fire rated walls to the U.S. market. Our SuperLite™ product line, fire rated from 20 minutes to three hours, includes fire-retardant filled glass units, safety ceramics, safety wired glass and SuperLite I-XL, a patented breakthrough fire protective  product that significantly reduces radiant heat transfer (does not meet ASTM E119 and requires AHJ approval for 45 and 60 minute applications).  SuperLite products can be customized to protect against noise, attack, impact, bullets, blast, hurricane and UV rays and is available in any custom architectural make-up, including enhanced energy performance applications.  SAFTIfire GPX Framing is fire rated from 20 minutes to 2 hours.  Our products are manufactured in the U.S. for fast lead times.

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