Safti First hosts first - ever Architectural glazing summit in San Francisco

Date: 21 October 2010
Architects learn about the latest advances in glazing technology and design while earning multiple AIA credits in one unique event SAFTI FIRST, leading manufacturer of fire rated glazing and framing systems, is hosting the first-ever Architectural Glazing Summit on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at the W Hotel in San Francisco.

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, Viracon, Wausau Window and Wall Systems and W&W Glass, LLC 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.

“As a manufacturer of technologically advanced glazing, we are very committed to educating the architectural and building communities on the performance and code-compliant usage of our products,” says William O’Keeffe, President and CEO of SAFTI FIRST. “We are very fortunate to have Viracon, Wausau and W&W share in this goal by partnering with us in this event, and we are also thankful for the additional support that we received from Schott and AIA San Francisco.”

So far, the response for the event has been very positive. “Registration was full a month before the event,” says Diana San Diego, Director of Marketing for SAFTI FIRST. “We plan on taking the Architectural Glazing Summit to different cities across the country starting next year. We are very excited to take this on the road.” For a list of presentation topics and presenter bios, please click here:

For more information, please visit or call 888.653.3333.

About SAFTI FIRST 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 SuperLiteTM 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). SuperLiteTM 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.

For more information, call 888.653.3333. Media interested in photos, interviews or other information should contact Diana San Diego at 888.653.3333 ext. 756 or


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