Continuous Ceilings vs Exposed Structures FAQs

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Continuous Ceilings vs Exposed Structure

  1. What are the benefits of continuous ceilings?

 


Continuous Ceilings vs Exposed Structure

  • 1. Q:  What are the benefits of continuous ceilings? 

A: Costs
• Budgets for continuous ceilings are very stable
• Exposed structure ceilings cost more than what’s typically budgeted given the aesthetic and plenum organizational requirements for HVAC and lighting
• Our Excel cost calculator can be used to look at considerations your customer may not be aware of

Safety
• A continuous ceiling provides added fire protection that allows sprinklers and smoke detectors to activate faster, providing added escape time for occupant evacuation

Acoustics
• Continuous ceilings increase speech intelligibility and speech privacy
• The wrong ceiling product selection can have a major impact on speech intelligibility and privacy
• There are low cost solutions to acoustical & design challenges for existing exposed structure spaces

Energy
• Continuous ceilings typically consume less energy
• Lighting and heating/cooling in continuous ceilings require less maintenance and deliver consistent performance
• Ceiling product selection can have a major impact on lighting and energy costs

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