State of the Art Ceiling Systems

CSC Ottawa Chapter Lunch & Learn Winter 2022 Event
November 04, 2022 | By Webmaster

About this event:

A great opportunity to learn more about the newest ceiling systems.
Presenter: Isabelle Champagne CTR is a District Sales Manager for Rockfon, a division of Rockwool. She has been with the company since 2011 and manages architectural and contractual inquiries, and pricing. Rockfon manufactures and sells acoustical ceilings, metal ceilings and suspensions systems. She is an accredited presenter with AIA. 

Seismic Requirements for Suspended Ceilings

Suspended ceilings have been used in commercial buildings throughout North America for decades, but how do you design a system to withstand the forces of an earthquake? The presentation will provide an introduction into North American seismic activities. It will also discuss and explain the building code requirements of the different Seismic Design Categories. 

There will be an introduction of basic construction methods as discussed in the International Building Code, followed by a discussion and explanation of alternative installation methods. 

Designing buildings to the current seismic codes, standards and building requirements will confirm that all ceiling installations are taking into account seismic forces. 

Learning Objectives

  • Describe what causes seismic activity 
  • Identify the Seismic Design Categories in North America 
  • Review seismic building codes and standards 
  • Explain how suspended ceilings with seismic assemblies affect performance 
  • Define alternative seismic ceiling solutions 
Cost: Free for CSC members and non-members.
Hospitality: Free light lunch includes sandwiches, vegetables and assorted drinks will be offered to attendees. Please advise if you have any dietary restrictions.
There is free parking at the site. 
Contact: For any questions please contact Craig Cosgrove at craigcos10@gmail.com 
Date and time: Wed, November 23, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST 
Location: Overbrook Community Centre 33 Quill Street Workshop Room 
Ottawa, ON K1K 4E7

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