​Ceilings for Seismic Design

Tested and Trusted Seismic Solutions

SEISMIC-COMPLIANT SOLUTIONS

Armstrong is an industry leader in seismically tested suspended ceiling systems so you can design and install with confidence.

Tested Seismic Solutions
Armstrong Ceiling Systems are rigorously and independently tested to resist seismic actions. Learn more about Armstrong Seismic Solutions and the testing process in our Seismic Design Guide.

BENEFITS OF ARMSTRONG SEISMIC SOLUTIONS

  • Comprehensive solutions for Two Way and Dry Wall Ceiling Systems
  • Robust to resist lateral forces and maintain structural integrity during a seismic event
  • Minimises panels and plasterboard sheets from dislodging and blocking evacuation paths
  • Enhances the safety of building occupants 

ARMSTRONG SEISMIC DESIGN CALCULATOR

The Armstrong Seismic Design Calculator, when applied with the Seismic Design Guide - enables correct application of various Armstrong Suspended Ceiling Grid Systems, including PeakForm (Steel), Blue Tongue (Aluminium) and U-Profile (including Axiom Pelmets). Based on specific project information, the Calculator will generate data* on the required: Perimeter Seismic Gap, Bracing Types and Perimeter Fixing.

*Note: This data must be certified by a qualified engineer.

Download a copy of the Seismic Design Form

COMPLIANT WITH THE FOLLOWING STANDARDS

The design of Armstrong suspended ceiling grid systems, bracing and fixing types shown in the Seismic Design Guide are developed in accordance with the following standards:

AS/NZS 2785:2000 Suspended Ceiling – Design and installation
AS1170.4 Earthquake Loads Aust.
AS1170.5 Earthquake Loads NZ
NZS 4219: 2009 Seismic Performance Of Engineering Systems In Buildings