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>From AITC Timber Construction manual:

    Acoustical fiber tile 1
    Gypsum board (per 1/8 inch thick) 0.55
    Mechanical duct allowance 4
    Plaster on tile or concrete    5
    Plaster on wood lath    8
    Suspended steel channel system 2
    Suspended metal lath and cement plaster 15
    Suspended metal lath and gypsum plaster 10
    Wood furring suspension system 2.5

James Cohen, PE
James Cohen Consulting, PC

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John J. Treff" <jjtreff(--nospam--at)>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Sent: Monday, April 10, 2006 06:05 PM

Can anyone tell me a common weight (dead load) of a suspended ceiling?
Gypsum panels, drywall panels or both if you have them?

Thank you,


P.S. I assume that includes not only the panel but the supporting grid, the
wiring to suspend it from my structure and any fasteners needed right?

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