Drywall Grid System

CertainTeed Gypsum

The QuickSpan Locking Drywall Grid System is an innovative ceiling grid system that provides the industry’s longest unsupported spans for flat drywall. It’s engineered and designed for quick easy installation of spans for drywall ceilings in hallways and corridors. The system features a click-in design letting users know when the tee is locked in place, eliminating the need for screws, pop rivets, or crimpers. It also features the Support Clip, providing longer and stronger spans without the need for wires, giving users the strength and stability for seamless installations. For more information, visit https://www.certainteed.com/ceilings-and-walls/suspension-systems/products/quickspan-locking-drywall-grid-system.

Water-resistant Gypsum

Water-resistant Gypsum Product


WorkSafe’s new guardrail fall protection kit allows roofers to turn their existing extension ladders into a rock-solid multi-anchor point system. This OSHA-compliant system adds extra protection for laborers working at heights while giving them more confidence and peace of mind. The safe and affordable system includes a 21-foot guardrail (made of three 7-foot sections), two quick-connect guardrail brackets, eight single rail brackets to secure the ladders to the structure being worked on, and two telescoping end stops. The reusable system can be set up wherever you need a guardrail. For more information, visit safetyhoistcompany.com.

Firecode Gypsum Panels

Firecode Gypsum Panels

USG Corp.

Sheetrock Brand EcoSmart Panels Firecode X is an ultralightweight Type X panel designed to reduce weight, water, and embodied carbon. Reducing weight also reduces water usage and CO2 emissions during manufacture and transportation, allowing USG to deliver another industry-first: wallboard specifiable for sustainability. This solution provides even greater value to contractors, providing a single panel solution for the most specified fire-rated wall, ceiling, and column assemblies—eliminating the need for Type C and simplifying the jobsite. For more information, visit usg.com.

Orbital Drywall Sander

Orbital Drywall Sander

Festool USA

The Planex LHS 2 225 Drywall Sander features a LED light ring that ensures detailed visibility of the sanding path and the sander enables the user to see any unevenness on the surface during sanding. Because this on-board illumination immediately highlights surface irregularities, it also reduces the time needed to fix any problems, helping end-users achieve a better finished product in less time. The product uses a random orbit sanding motion to eliminate grooves and to ensure a flawless finish. The adjustable suction power on the lightweight tool, which keeps the tool snug with the work surface—helps to reduce the workload placed on the user’s arms and back. The tool connects to the CT 36 E AC dust extractor to create a nearly dust-free sanding solution. To also combat dust, Festool has unveiled a new version of the high-quality Granat abrasive. A new hole pattern allows for even better dust extraction when used with any of the Festool drywall sanders. For more information, visit festoolusa.com.

A large lobby space with a Seamless Acoustical Ceiling/Wall System

Seamless Acoustical Ceiling/Wall System

Armstrong World Industries

AcoustiBuilt Seamless Acoustical Ceiling and Wall System panels combine a smooth, non-directional, monolithic visual with excellent sound absorption and sound blocking.

Measuring 48 inch by 72 inch in size, the panels can be installed on both ceilings and walls. When installed on ceilings, the panels can be used in wall-to-wall, cloud, sloped or soffit applications. When installed on walls, the panels are meant for use seven feet above the floor, making them ideal for quieting spaces with high ceilings. The installed panel achieves a NRC of up to 0.80, indicating it absorbs up to 80 percent of the sound that strikes it. It is much easier and less costly to install than acoustical plaster. Use of the system and SimpleSoffit drywall grid soffit framing system makes ceiling installation quick and easy. Finishing methods are similar to those of traditional drywall. White AcoustiBuilt panels are intended for spaces desiring a Level 4 equivalent drywall finish. For more information, visit armstrongceilings.com/techline.

Auto-feed Screwgun

Auto-feed Screwgun


The company’s integrated auto-feed screwdrivers were built with feedback from professional users and come loaded with features to get the job done. Three new models that drive 1- to 2-inch screws or 1- to 3-inch screws are perfect for drywall (into wood or steel studs), metal framing, sheathing, and cement board applications.

Its key features include:

  • Corner-fit System: It improves line of sight and access to tight corners;
  • Feed-on-Return: positions screws in-line with the bit before you drive for fast and consistent performance;
  • Removable Feed System: This quickly detaches from driver body for easy bit access and reversal of screws.

For more information, visit armstrongceilings.com/techline.