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Description of ASTM-E580 2011
ASTM E580 / E580M - 11be1
Standard Practice for Installation of Ceiling Suspension Systems for Acoustical Tile and Lay-in Panels in Areas Subject to Earthquake Ground Motions
Active Standard ASTM E580 / E580M | Developed by Subcommittee: E33.04
Book of Standards Volume: 04.06
ASTM E580 / E580M
Significance and Use
3.1 This practice is a prescriptive set of installation methods to be used for suspended ceilings and is often used in lieu of designing a separate lateral restraint system. The authority having jurisdiction shall determine the applicability of this practice to local code requirements.
1.1 This practice covers the installation of suspended systems for acoustical tile and lay-in panels and their additional requirements for two groups of buildings that are constructed to resist the effects of earthquake motions as defined by ASCE 7 and the International Building Code . These groupings are for Seismic Design Category C and Seismic Design Categories D, E and F.
1.3 Specification C635 and Practice C636 cover suspension systems and their installation without special regard to seismic lateral restraint needs. They remain applicable and shall be followed when this practice is specified.
1.5 This practice is not intended to stifle research and development of new products or methods. This practice is not intended to prevent the installation of any material or prohibit any design or method of construction not prescribed in this practice, provided that any such alternative has been substantiated by verifiable engineering data or full-scale dynamic testing that is acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction.
1.6 Ceiling areas of 1000 ft 2 [92.9 m 2 ] or less shall be exempt from the lateral force bracing requirements of 5.2.8 .
1.7 Ceilings constructed of gypsum board which is screw or nail attached to suspended members that support a ceiling on one level extending from wall to wall shall be exempt from the requirements of this practice.
1.8 Free floating ceilings (those not attached directly to any structural walls) supported by chains or cables from the structure are not required to satisfy the seismic force requirements provided they meet the following requirements:
1.8.2 Seismic interaction effects shall be considered in accordance with 5.7 .
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