Innovations in Glass

2018 Glass Magazine Award winners showcase complex designs, improved performance and advanced technologies
Norah Dick and Olivia Parker
August 22, 2018
COMMERCIAL, RETAIL, FABRICATION : AWARDS

Most Impressive New Industry Innovation: Metals and Systems

Fireframes TimberLine Series

Technical Glass Products

Fireframes Timberline series
Courtesy of Technical Glass Products

The Fireframes TimberLine Series by Technical Glass Products brings the aesthetic of nonrated wood systems to interior glazing applications with stringent fire- and life-safety performance criteria. The system combines a high-strength steel sub-frame with a real-wood veneered metal cover cap, then combines them with large panes of Pilkington Pyrostop fire-rated glass to create a slender fire-rated frame that captures the warmth of wood and the daylighting of glass while serving as a barrier to radiant and conductive heat transfer. The UL-classified and labeled system is available with fire-resistance ratings up to 120 minutes for interior applications.

“Architects are drawn to the beauty and warmth of wood frames, but their options have been limited for interior glazing applications with stringent fire- and life-safety performance criteria,” says Jeff Razwick, general manager of Technical Glass Products. “Many fire-rated framing systems serve as a barrier to radiant and conductive heat transfer. However, none have been able to provide this level of performance while enabling a true timber aesthetic and the narrow profiles of nonrated framing systems.”

To further expand design flexibility, Fireframes TimberLine Series frames are available in multiple wood species, including white maple, cherry, fir and oak. To provide architects with a complete curtain wall and entrance solution, the fire-rated framing system is designed to accommodate the Fireframes Designer and Heat Barrier Series door systems and is compatible with wood doors made by other manufacturers.

 

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