Safti First now offers AIA CEU credits “on-demand” online

SAN FRANCISCO (June 30, 2008) – SAFTI FIRST, a leading manufacturer of fire rated glazing and framing, now offers architects and design professionals an opportunity to receive CEU credits online with “Designing with Fire Rated Glass.

This program is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through and is registered for one American Institute of Architects (AIA) Learning Unit and one Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) credit. “We often see project specifications where the type of fire rated glazing selected was inappropriate for the application,” says William O’Keeffe, President and CEO. “Because of that, we developed this program to help architects and design professionals specify the correct type of fire rated glazing based on current fire and safety code requirements.Having it available online makes it easy for architects to access the program anytime, anywhere, and the credits that are given at the end of the course can be counted towards fulfilling the annual AIA requirement.”

All active AIA members must successfully complete 18 Learning Unit (LU) hours each year, with at least 8 of the 18 LU hours relating to HSW. Visit to register for “Designing with Fire Rated Glass” and to view information on SAFTI FIRST’s comprehensive line of fire rated glazing and framing products. For questions or further inquiries, please call 888.653.3333.


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 (AHJ approval for applications over 20 minutes necessary in some areas). SuperLite™ products can 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. All 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. 225 or

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