Building and business owners would be advised to take a look at their premises in light of a new Code of Practice for the design, installation and seismic restraint of suspended ceilings.
The Code was developed by the Association of Wall and Ceiling Industries (AWCI) in response to recommendations from the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission. Many suspended ceiling systems were damaged during the earthquakes, with problems ranging from dislodged and broken tiles to collisions between hidden building service systems.
AWCI’s executive officer, John Parkin, said the industry has proactively worked with major install and supply companies and BRANZ to establish the Code.
A copy of the Code is attached.