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Seismic Code Compliance for Contractors


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Seismic > Seismic Code Compliance for Contractors

SEISMIC RX®
ICC-ES recognizes the Armstrong Seismic Rx Suspension System as a code-compliant solution (ESR-1308). This evaluation and confirmation by ICC-ES provides evidence supporting the Armstrong Seismic Rx Suspension System as a code-compliant alternative to IBC requirements.

ARMSTRONG FULL-SCALE TESTING PROVIDED KEY EVIDENCE SUBMITTED TO ICC-ES IBC
Armstrong has partnered with the State University of New York, University at Buffalo to test both standard and non-standard ceiling systems for seismic performance. Armstrong submitted the following evidence to ICC-ES:
  • Dynamic Testing – Seismic Qualification by Shake Table Testing
  • Static Testing – Vertical, Compression and Tension Loads

IBC code allows alternative designs if tests are conducted and evidence of compliance is submitted. Thus, code officials may approve other installation designs based upon the following:



ESR-1308 LISTS SPECIFIC ARMSTRONG COMPONENTS AND METHOD OF INSTALLATION
The performance of the Armstrong Seismic Rx Suspension System is based on specific combination of components and method of installation. Other manufacturer’s components and installation methods were not tested and are not covered in ESR-1308. Substitution of other components puts the system at risk and is not allowed by the ESR report.


Click here for more information on ESR-1308.
 
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