The construction industry has seen a tremendous influx of new building materials over the past 10 years. Many of these products serve a real value, but with new offerings come new questions. Sometimes, innovation and evolution need to slow down and allow for proper training and education to catch up.
For decades, fire-rated glass meant one thing—small, wired-glass lites. Common throughout Canada, these installations are usually windows within doors, or narrow sidelights or transoms. The crisscross wires give this glass a distinctive institutional appearance, as it is frequently used in schools, hospitals, and other public buildings.