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New Seismic Requirements - Recent changes to installation requirements in areas subject to severe seismic activity (newly defined categories D, E
and F) demand suspension systems meet these additional requirements. Our standard PRELUDE and SUPRAFINE suspension systems
have been engineered to better meet your needs - even in the most stringent seismic installations.
Drywall Grid That Goes the Extra Mile - Traditional framing for drywall ceilings and exterior soffits can be labor intensive and costly, but Armstrong Drywall
Grid Systems go the extra mile with features that provide design and installation flexibility with substantial savings.
INTERLUDE XL - INTERLUDE XL is a creative ceiling solution that installs quickly and easily. Learn about the system features and benefits,
installation techniques and how to field cut the dimensional profile.
SILHOUETTE® XL: Not Just Another Pretty Face - More than just another grid visual, SILHOUETTE XL is a suspension system detailed for a crisp, clean look that is designed
to meet your professional requirements. In addition to system features and benefits, installation options and accessories
are provided offering more than one way to install this bolt-slot system.
Step-by-Step: Working with Step Molding - Installing step molding requires unique cuts be made for each type of corner condition. These cuts are required due to
the profile of the component. This document contains step-by-step options for creating inside and outside corner conditions.
Get Connected: All You Need to know about SUPERLOCK TM - Staked-on clip technology, proven for years on cross tees, is now used on main beams. SUPERLOCK demonstrates the effectiveness
of a stronger, more secure connection. Get product information along with handling instructions on removing and re-installing
main beams with the SUPERLOCK clip.
A New Way to Cut Silhouette Grid - Three easy steps to making silhouettes easier.
Cutting Border Tees - Cutting border tees when using BERC2 clips.
AXIOM T-Bar Connector Clips - Three easy steps for a hassle-free installation of AXIOM T-Bar Connector Clips (AXTBC).
AXIOM T-Bar Connector Clips for Curved AXIOM - Another quick fix to attach AXTBC clips to curved Axiom.
Splice Plate and T-bar Connectors - How to install an AXIOM T-bar Connector Clip when a splice plate is in the way.
AXIOM Clouds with Full-Size Panels - AXIOM-Perimeter Trim is an extruded aluminum molding that is often used with full size ceiling panels to create clouds
or accents. The following guidelines have been established to help you determine the length of the Axiom trim needed to accomplish
AXIOM Clouds with Full-Size Panels: Part 2 - This time around we show the same measurements with dimensions for cutting the main beams to fit inside the Axiom.
Faceted Drywall Grid Main Beams - Using RC2 clips with faceted mains in curved and flat applications.
Full Panel Installation at the Perimeter - There are times when a full panel must be installed at the border of an installation. This tip sheet will offer solutions
to this type of perimeter installation.
Scored Panels: Getting the best Result at the Perimeter - When installing a 2' x 2' scored panel, here are a few good rules to follow.
Penetrations Through Vector TM Ceilings - Most Vector ceilings will be installed with penetrations through the panels at some location or another. The trades installing
these penetrations must be made aware that the actual ceiling plane is not the height of the grid. We'll walk through the
different Vector products and illustrate proper and improper installations.
Eliminate Splices and Installation Hassles with 50" Cross Tees - Armstrong Drywall System (DGS) has main beams engineered with triple cross tee rout punches to facilitate installation
of cross tees for type F fixtures. This Grid Gram will explain how to achieve greater installation flexibility with less
hassles using type F compatible main beams and cross tees.
OPTIMA®/ULTIMA® Vector TM Ceiling Owner's Kit - You need to "show-and-tell" the owner and/or facility manager how the Vector ceiling works. However, they many not remember
how to access the ceiling after you leave. They may also need to show other trades how to remove and re-install Vector.
This is the tool to use.
Using Stabilizer Bars with OPTIMA/ULTIMA Vector TM Ceilings - We recommend you use stabilizer bars between the border tees to facilitate border panel removal. Learn more by reading
this short document.
12"x12" Concealed Tile Installation - Installation instructions for K4C4 concealed tile.
Working with TRIMLOK 9/16" Screw Slot Grid System - Here are a few useful tips that can help when installing this unique system.
Visual Options with Tongue & Groove Tile - When installing Tongue & Groove Fissured tiles, it is important to note the direction of the fissured tile and correctly
align each to the desired pattern. These installation instructions can guide you through the creation of different visual