CertainTeed Ceilings strengthens its position as a single source for acoustical ceiling solutions with the introduction of two new code-compliant grid systems—SeismicSecure and FireSecure. CertainTeed Ceilings is now the only manufacturer with a 2-hour fire-rated roof ceiling assembly that does not include a layer of fire-rated gypsum boards, saving money and time respectively in materials and installation. The new SeismicSecure and FireSecure grid systems complement the company’s catalog of high-performance ceiling products by simplifying installation and ensuring compliance in various types of projects.
"The addition of these new grid products helps further CertainTeed Ceilings' commitment to Environmental Acoustics research and development, which centers around creating sustainable indoor environments for enhanced productivity, collaboration and learning," said Dawn Chittick, director of marketing for CertainTeed Ceilings. "SeismicSecure and FireSecure enable us to bring holistic solutions to market that balance code compliance and easy installation with sustainability, fine-tuned acoustics and remarkable design."
The FireSecure system, available in a 15/16-inch grid face, has undergone rigorous testing for fire rating under ASTEM E119 and is suited for both UL and ULC fire-rated designs.
The SeismicSecure suspension system has been recognized by ICC-ES as a code-compliant solution in areas where building codes mandate seismic compliance. Featuring the new CertainTeed Seismic Perimeter Clip, the system provides an evidence-supported alternative to International Building Code requirements, allowing two fixed walls instead of a typical floating ceiling. This speeds up installation and makes it easier to square the system.
As experts in the science of sound, CertainTeed Ceilings serves as a single source for high-quality ceilings that create acoustically friendly, aesthetically captivating environments. Encompassing the Performa, Ecophon and Gyptone brands along with Decoustics—a leader in high-precision, custom-engineered solutions—the company offers the perfect balance of innovation, budget and beauty with products that range from basic high-performance panels to premium, customizable systems.
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