Canadian Applications for Seismic Ceiling Design & Disaster Proof Buildings
September 14, 2022 | By Michael Mooney
Brian Dobbins, Dipl. Arch. Technology, CTR Architectural Sales
Representative CGC Inc.
presentation will explain the necessary elements in the design of a ceiling
system dependent on the seismic category outlined by ASTM E580. We begin with a
brief summary of non-structural earthquake damage to better understand the
impact to Life Safety, Property Loss and Functional Loss. We proceed to explain
the differences between Canadian and U.S. Seismic codes and why ASTM E580 is
utilized throughout North America. We then move on to explain the common practices
of seismic suspended ceiling installation as prescribed by ASTM E580 (Category
C or D-E-F). Once installation methods are presented, we review the
documentation available for use as a reference in the design and construction
of seismic suspended ceilings.
Dobbins has worked as an Architectural Sales Representative with CGC since 2012. With a background in Architectural
Technology, Brian has undertaken various technical sales roles within the
Ontario market since 1991. These sales
roles have included work in the Elevator, Roll Forming and Building Material
Manufacturing & Supply Industries. Throughout these various roles, Brian
has conducted numerous presentations to audiences including Architects,
Engineers, Interior Designers, Specification Writers, Owners, Project Managers,
Property Managers and Technologists. These
seminars have incorporated product knowledge as well methodological and code
related presentations. As an active
member of Construction Specifications Canada (CSC), Brian holds a Certified Technical
Representatives (CTR) designation.
presentation will use the ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCING format. (Please see instructions
is a structured learning event. Upon request,
Participation Certificates will be made available for OAA learning credits.
Specification Writers, Building Consultants, Building Code Professionals, Engineers,
Building Owners Property Managers, General Contractors and Sub Trades.
Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cost: No Charge. Please register through the following Eventbrite
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