SAFTI FIRST, manufacturer of fire-rated glass and framing systems, has launched the first fire-rated glazing educational program registered with the International Code Council (ICC). Building code officials, fire marshals and other participants of “Designing with Fire Rated Glass” may receive 0.10 ICC CEU upon successful completion. It is available in two formats – online and on-demand through www.safti.com/webinars, or a scheduled in-person presentation by one of SAFTI FIRST’s technical experts upon request.

This program is designed to empower building code officials and fire marshals to accurately review whether or not the correct and code-approved fire-rated glass and framing products are specified in the project or installed in the field based on current IBC code requirements and test standards. It will also present the latest information on various listed and labeled fire-rated glass and framing systems available in the market today.

“Alongside architects who design buildings, code officials and fire marshals play a large role in the planning, approval and enforcement of critical life-safety products like fire-rated glass and framing,” says William O’Keeffe, president and CEO at SAFTI FIRST. “Our program aims to make it easier for them to review and identify fire-rated glass and framing products during plan review and installation to ensure the safety of building occupants. It also demonstrates how safety and design can indeed go hand-in-hand.”

This educational program includes various safety and fire testing videos, animated charts and other visuals designed to sustain the viewer’s interest and help retain valuable information, according to the company. To receive ICC credit for the online, on-demand version, participants must complete and pass the required quiz after taking the program.

To register for the online, on-demand program or get more information, visit www.safti.com/webinars. To schedule an in-person presentation with one of SAFTI FIRST’s experts contact Diana San Diego at dianas@safti.com.

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