Ceilings are one of the most visible architectural surfaces in many building interiors. Performance requirements for ceilings can be as complex as those required of walls, floors, and other finishes. Selecting the right product to use overhead should be seen as a wise investment in building performance.
An 18-month, $165-million renovation project overhauled the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum’s spartan looks with a sophisticated sense of style and state-of-the-art upgrades, giving event attendees a fresh arena experience.
As the architecture and design community takes a more holistic approach to occupant health, practitioners are increasingly focusing on creating acoustically sound spaces. The increased awareness of the importance of acoustics and a growing array of product options have made ceiling panel specification more complex, but also more significant.
The latest in a series of e-books from The Construction Specifier, “Designing with Steel” looks at myriad topics, including how curved wall and ceiling framing can yield goals architecturally and acoustically in performing arts projects.