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Burj Khalifa

It was unveiled as the world’s tallest man-made structure, standing at 828 meters.

Tall buildings require lightweight drywall constructions to reduce the structure’s overall weight and to avoid time-consuming applications. The Armani Hotel Apartments features 90,000 square meters of Knauf D112 Suspended Ceiling System, used for its fast, flexible, stylish and decorative functions.

In places where the ceiling plenum was above 7 meters, the Knauf Nonius Suspension System has also been used as conventional suspended ceiling systems are not up to the task. The entire process of specification, design, training and installation took 2 years, and all metal accessories had their zinc coating increased to maximum values to withstand corrosion due to humidity in the local weather conditions.

Benefits of Drywall

One big advantage of drywall is that it is faster and easier to install than traditional plaster. Traditional plaster requires a skilled plasterer to apply three coats of plaster over a framework of lath strips. Do-it-yourselfers, on the other hand, can install drywall on their own and find a local professional to complete the taping and finishing. Do not attempt to do this part of the task on your own unless you are experienced.


Drywall is more stable than plaster, but it is not as durable. Drywall is thinner and has joints — plaster does not — making it more prone to dents and holes, but drywall is easy to repair. Use a drywall patch or joint compound to fill in dents.

Another benefit of drywall is that it is fire-resistant because it is made of a mineral called gypsum. Plaster is also fire-resistant, making both choices better than other building materials.


Choose the right wallboard for the job. Drywall typically comes in sheets that are 4 feet wide. Length varies from 8 to 16 feet, with thickness varying between 1/4 and 5/8 of an inch.

Choose moisture-resistant drywall — often referred to as “greenboard” because it is green — for humid areas such as bathrooms and laundry rooms. If you are concerned about mold, consider a mold-resistant drywall. This wallboard is also moisture-resistant but gives you added protection against the growth of mold and mildew.

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