The Advantages of Drywall Grid

Why care about drywall grid on your project?
Sponsored by Armstrong Ceiling and Wall Solutions
By Erika Fredrickson
1 AIA LU/HSW; 0.1 ICC CEU; 0.1 IACET CEU*; 1 AIBD P-CE; AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines; AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.; MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.; This course can be self-reported to the NSAA; NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; OAA 1 Learning Hour; SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the design, sustainability, and construction benefits of preengineered drywall grid versus traditional ceiling design and construction practices.
  2. Describe the integration opportunities for pre-engineered drywall grid with other design elements that lead to more sustainable and affordable projects.
  3. Discuss how collaborating early with partners better ensures best practices that lead to sustainable and affordable projects.
  4. List the benefits a hotel experienced in the case study involving preengineered drywall grid.

This course is part of the Sustainability Academy

In this Continuing Education Unit, we will discuss traditional drywall framing methods compared to pre-engineered methods. We will review why this Drywall Grid method will have a bigger impact than you think on your overall project or design.

  • How to Find Savings in a Design to Keep That Signature Space (VEs)
  • Drywall Grid Benefits & Capabilities
  • Current Sustainability Landscape & Embodied Carbons
  • Embodied Carbons & Drywall Grid Products
  • Traditional vs. Pre-engineered Installation & Cost Comparisons
  • Case Studies
  • Solutions to Common Conditions & Problems Faced on Projects
  • MEP, Ceiling Height, Fixture Integration, Ceiling Transitions, and Complex or Curved Framing Finished Project Examples

Drywall Grid

Photo courtesy of Armstrong Ceiling and Wall Solutions

Armstrong Ceiling and Wall Solutions Armstrong World Industries is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial ceiling and wall systems. At home, at work, in health-care facilities, classrooms, stores, and restaurants, Armstrong Ceiling & Wall Solutions offer interior options that help create healthy, sustainable spaces that protect people and cultivate well-being and comfort so they can be at their best.

Armstrong is committed to developing new and sustainable ceiling solutions, with design and performance possibilities that empower its customers to create beautiful, high-performance residential and commercial buildings. Armstrong continues to grow and prosper for the benefit of all its stakeholders.


Originally published in Architectural Record
Originally published in August 2022