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Seismic Economic Savings for Contractors


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Seismic > Seismic Economic Savings for Architects

ARMSTRONG SEISMIC Rx® SUSPENION SYSTEM SAVES TIME AND MONEY
Armstrong offers an ICC-ES approach to installations in IBC Categories C, D, E, and F. The Armstrong Seismic Rx Suspension System offers a labor and cost saving method of meeting seismic code without the risk of delaying your construction schedule.


Seismic Rx allows you to eliminate unsightly 2" wall angle in Category D, E, F seismic-compliant installations.

 

2" wall angles are prone to the following problems:
• Difficult to keep “tight” to wall
• Difficult to install corners
• Prone to twisting and warping



In IBC Category D, E and F – Armstrong Seismic Rx benefits include:
• Reduce material costs by using 7/8" molding
• Eliminate stabilizer bars
• Eliminate installation hassles from 2" wall molding

 

IBC
Category
Armstrong Seismic Rx Suspension System
ICC Report ESR - 1308
IBC Installation Requirements
D, E, F • Minimum 7/8" wall molding
• Grid must be attached on two adjacent walls – opposite walls require BERC2 with 3/4" clearance
• BERC2 maintains main beam and cross tee spacing; no other components required
• Heavy-duty systems as identified in ICC-ESR-1308 (refer to Suspension Systems listed on page 9)
• Minimum 2" wall molding
• Grid must be attached to two adjacent walls – opposite walls must have a 3/4" clearance
• Ends of main beams and cross tees must be tied together to prevent spreading
• Heavy-duty grid system

In IBC Category C – Armstrong Seismic Rx benefits include:

• Easier to square the system by attaching to adjoining walls
• Tighter, more secure installation
• Eliminate stabilizer bars
IBC
Category
Armstrong Seismic Rx Suspension System
ICC Report ESR - 1308
IBC Installation Requirements
C • Minimum 7/8" wall molding
• Grid may be attached on two adjoining walls
• Minimum 3/8" clearance on twounattached walls
• BERC2 on all runners
• Minimum 7/8" wall molding
• Grid must not be attached tothe wall molding
• Minimum 3/8" clearance on all sides
• Minimum 3/8" overlap of grid onthe wall molding
• Ends of main beams and cross teesmust be tied together to preventspreading
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