During the medieval period, complex Gothic structures were built from drawings that communicated a designer’s overall vision without detailing specific means of construction. Master craftsmen translated designs into buildable structures using simple tools available at the time.
Approved drop-out ceiling panels can be installed beneath fire sprinklers. When exposed to heat from a small fire, drop-out ceiling panels soften, distort, and fall from ceiling grid. Heat from the growing fire activates sprinklers that, unimpeded by panels that have dropped out, controls or extinguishes the fire.
Thermoformed plastic ceiling panels and tiles have unique features that make them practical for many design and construction challenges. They can be installed beneath fire sprinklers and are not affected by moisture, support indoor air quality (IAQ), and offer noise reduction.