As a finish surface, the ceilings influence the final look of the project. So many options are available to Architects and Designers that I'll just list a few excellent web sites here.
The US Gypsum Design Studio site provides a tremendous amount of useful information about ceiling options as well as gypsum board suspension systems and wall systems. The tutorials provided on the site are impressive.
The Armstrong site also provides lots of great information about ceilings and suspension systems. This site has one of the coolest features I've ever seen...an Interactive Reverberation Tool. This Tool allows you to hear the differences in reverberation for a room and allows you to vary the surface materials, or the room size, and learn immediately the change. For example, we were renovating a 140' x 140' gymnasium last year. The Owner was concerned with the acoustics (how reverberant the room would be), but we just sort of built it and it was what it was.
With this Tool, you can try out various options and actually hear the difference. Imagine yourself talking with the Project Owner as she worries over how bad the acoustics might be in the auditorium. Then you tell her about this website, maybe even show her how it works and what some changes would sound like. You go from being just another Construction Supervisor to an amazingly valuable and memorable resource. That's when Learning Leads to Advancement.
The last site I'm listing here specializes in
While I haven't done any of these, I'm seeing them around more and it
seems like a comprehensive site.
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