Architectural Record BE - Building Enclosure

Understanding Code-Compliant Integrated Ceiling Solutions

Using modern ceiling installation systems to meet design intent, IBC code requirements, and construction schedules
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Sponsored by Armstrong Commercial Ceiling Solutions
Amanda Voss, MPP

Standard Product Capabilities Enable Unique Looks on Tighter Budgets

When your design calls for a signature space with a custom look, but your budget is tight, many standard capabilities are available from ceiling providers to help you achieve a unique design. In the Harrah’s case study, standard 4-foot by 4-foot hexagons panels were used to represent the branches, supplemented by special sizes and shapes of panels for the trunk and transition to the canopy. This could have been done in a specific color, coordinated with other interior furnishings, or been taller plank-like panels. So, from a nonstandard panel size or shape to a special color, veneer, or perforation, many options are available to help you meet both your budget and design goals. From options in metal, wood, mineral fiber, and fiberglass to different shapes and forms, ceiling to wall transitions, sloped ceilings, faceted installations, canopies, clouds, blades, and baffles, there are ways deliver your vision and address your budget and construction schedule. Additionally, Revit and CAD details are often readily available for all standard products used in custom ways.


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Originally published in Architectural Record