Tag Archives: Ceiling

Ceilings become transluminous

Human sight evolved to optimize vision under diffuse sky radiation, and this remains the best illumination conditions for most of our activities. Luminous ceilings are an attempt 
to reproduce the qualities of such overhead lighting in an indoor environment.

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Construction costs and maintenance requirements with luminous ceilings

Explored in the August 2017 issue of The Construction Specifier, a luminous ceiling system is designed to provide a substantially uniform level of illuminance throughout the room below. The entire ceiling is, in effect, one large luminaire consisting of a continuous surface of light-transmitting material of a diffusing or light-controlling character, with light sources mounted above it. This article examines construction costs and maintenance requirements.

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Specifying seismic ceiling safety

The International Building Code (IBC) sets minimum requirements for life safety and preservation of property. All 50 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands use the code at local or statewide levels. Following its requirements helps increase safety and may decrease possible long-term liability costs.

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