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ADEX Announces Top Products for Architects and Designers

CertainTeed® Wins Three Platinum ADEX Awards for Innovative Ceiling Products


ADEX, the Awards for Design Excellence, is the largest and most prestigious program recognizing products and projects in the architecture and design industry showcasing the best designs of the year. As an outcome of the 2018 ADEX Awards, CertainTeed Ceilings won three platinum awards in the Building Materials category specifically for the Acoustical Ceilings, Drywall Ceiling Systems and Suspended Ceilings product categories.


CertainTeed Ceilings’ winning innovations are a direct result of the brand’s ongoing commitment to being the right partner for designers, architects and contractors. The superior high-performance panels, grid systems and accessories awarded, offer a seamless look while installing quickly and easily for better value.

An anonymous cross-sectioned panel of judges presented CertainTeed Ceilings with three platinum awards for the following products:

  • Symphony® m - A series of smooth ceilings with design flexibility, Symphony® m is a mineral fiber panel which provides excellent sound absorption (up to NRC 0.75) and noise blocking (33-41). Symphony® m exceeds FGI Guidelines for cleanability and acoustic performance in healthcare applications and is a certified clean room component to ISO Class 4 (highest among comparable products).
  • QuickSpan™ Locking Drywall Grid System – An innovative, locking ceiling grid system that provides the industry’s longest unsupported spans for flat drywall. QuickSpan™ is engineered and designed to offer 10 times faster, easier installation in hallway and corridor applications, cutting installation time from two days to four hours. The QuickSpan™ locking system is composed of heavy-duty, metal materials for maximum rigidity and screw grip. Its locking channel includes pre-engineered locking tabs spaced every 8” on center, allowing tees to quickly twist and click into place to prevent lateral and upward movement or deflection. This provides the installer with peace of mind that the layout is accurate, and the channel is set.
  • SmartFit Yoke – This accessory enables faster installation of the suspension system when linear panels and fixtures require tightly spaced parallel main tees. It features a two-piece system with pre-drilled holes every inch, decreasing the number of required hanger wires and reducing installation time. This accessory is compatible with the entire line of CertainTeed acoustical and drywall suspension systems.

About CertainTeed

Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan “Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed,” quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed® is a leading North American brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, drywall and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 5,700 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. The group had total sales of approximately $3.7 billion in 2017.