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FAQs - Continuous Ceilings vs. Exposed Structure

Answers to your most common questions about the benefits of continuous ceilings.

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What are the benefits of continuous ceilings? 

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Continuous Ceilings
vs. Exposed Structure

 

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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