Acoustical ceilings are one area where the architects, builders, contractors, and homeowners must take into consideration the seismic requirements of the area in which they plan to build or renovate.   USG has a long history of supporting the development and research of seismic ceiling design and application.  They remain committed to this endeavor through product development, participation in industry associations, and supporting the evolution of building codes as new knowledge and product technologies become available.

In fact, USG is the only manufacturer that continues to perform seismic qualification tests with both the University at Buffalo's Department of Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering, and the University of California, Berkeley's Earthquake Engineering Research Center.

To keep up-to-date on the seismic requirements which may influence the decisions you make on your Suspended Acoustical Ceiling project, enter USG's seismic research web site "