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USG Leads Exterior Ceiling Manufacturers with Four NOAs from Miami-Dade County

Press release date: April 5, 2017

USG Leads Exterior Ceiling Manufacturers with Four NOAs from Miami-Dade County CHICAGO, April 5, 2017 - USG Corporation (NYSE:USG), a leading building materials manufacturer, has received four Notices of Acceptance (NOAs) from Miami-Dade County in Florida for its exterior ceiling products. The recognition covers six systems and 33 assemblies, making USG a leader in this segment.

This honor is significant; Miami-Dade County has among the strictest building codes in the country because of the severe weather the county faces, especially during hurricane season.

"Miami-Dade's building codes are viewed as the most stringent in the nation, especially as it relates to exterior wind ratings. As a result, many jurisdictions reference Miami-Dade's NOAs as part of local code enforcement," explained Yelena Straight, PE, Principal Research Engineer, USG Corporation.

With four NOAs, USG holds the greatest number in the exterior ceilings category. This surpasses all competitors in not only the number of approvals, but also in the depth and breadth of product lines.

"Receiving these NOAs is a true testament to the dedication and resources we commit to developing systems that meet the toughest building codes," said Lee Tedesco, Senior Manager, Metal Ceiling Systems and Installation Specialists, USG Corporation. "This is the most coveted approval in the exterior ceiling business. We are pleased that we can provide systems that withstand the most stringent standards for the protection of buildings and the people in them."

USG provides systems for use in exterior environments that are not directly exposed to the weather such as under soffits, parking garages, covered entrances or drive-throughs. These ceiling systems combine traditional modules, elegant linear pans, or metal panels with a specially engineered suspension system to create dynamic ceilings. Included in the approvals are USG's drywall suspension system and three metal exterior ceilings. The NOAs issued for USG Exterior Ceilings cover the following products:

USG Drywall Suspension System with USG Securock® Brand Glass-Mat Sheathing

  • Engineered framing system that installs faster than conventional framing methods
  • Used for framing exterior soffits and canopies wind-load tested up to 188 mph
  • Tested using applicable industry standards for wind uplift resistance when installed in exterior soffits and canopies
  • Miami-Dade NOA for USG Drywall Suspension System with USG Securock® Brand Glass-Mat Sheathing

USG Paraline® Plus Linear Metal Ceiling System

  • Elegant linear pans attach to a specially engineered suspension system to create dynamic ceilings with clean, contemporary planes
  • Snap-up design offers unlimited access with minimal plenum depth requirement
  • Systems are engineered and wind-load tested up to 188 mph
  • Miami-Dade NOA for USG Paraline® Plus Linear Metal Ceiling System

USG Celebration™ Snap-In Metal Ceiling System

  • Provides a monolithic appearance while combining a clean, unique look with the corrosion resistance of aluminum
  • Hides the suspension system, creating an illusion of the panels floating within their reveal
  • May be used for sheltered exterior applications not directly exposed to the weather
  • Wind-load tested up to 200 mph
  • Miami-Dade NOA for USG Celebration™ Snap-In Metal Ceiling System

USG Celebration™ Torsion Spring Metal Ceiling System

  • Offers easy access to the plenum through the hinged downward accessible panels
  • Maintains superior panel alignment throughout the ceiling system
  • Demonstrates the beauty and precision of the panel alignment design
  • May be used for sheltered exterior applications not directly exposed to the weather
  • Wind-load tested up to 228 mph
  • Miami-Dade NOA for USG Celebration™ Torsion Spring Metal Ceiling System

For additional more information, please see the USG Exterior Ceiling Systems Guide.

About USG Corporation

USG Corporation is a manufacturer and distributor of innovative, high-performance building systems through its United States Gypsum Company and USG Interiors, LLC subsidiaries and its USG Boral Building Products joint venture. Headquartered in Chicago, USG Worldwide operations serve the commercial, residential, and repair and remodel construction markets, enabling our customers to build the outstanding spaces where people live, work and play. USG wall, ceiling, exterior sheathing, flooring underlayment and roofing systems provide leading-edge building solutions. USG Boral Building Products is a leading plasterboard & ceilings joint venture across Asia, Australasia, and the Middle East. USG and its subsidiaries are proud sponsors of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams and the Canadian Olympic team. For additional information, visit www.usg.com.

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