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Workspace Ceiling Design Case Study: Wacom

November 13, 2019

Workspace Ceiling Design Case Study: Wacom

While the blades layout in this open structure space appear to be randomly patterned, they're anything but.

The panels are actually clustered over workstation areas for better speech intelligibility.

Step inside this smart #workspace design:

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PLAZA Large-Format Acoustic Panels are changing the rules of metal ceilings in a BIG way. Monolithic look, #acoustic performance, easy installation, and best of all — long-term stability.

October 14, 2019

PLAZA Large-Format Acoustic Panels are changing the rules of metal ceilings in a BIG way. Monolithic look, #acoustic performance, easy installation, and best of all — long-term stability.

Monolithic look, acoustic performance, easy installation, and best of all - long-term stability. Plaza large-format acoustic panels by Hunter Douglas Ceilings & Walls are engineered with a lightweight perforated aluminum construction and an innovative honeycomb core, so panels remain ultra-flat.

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CEU: Ceiling that perform - how decorative ceilings tiles can do so much more than look beautiful

September 27, 2019

CEU: Ceiling that perform - how decorative ceilings tiles can do so much more than look beautiful

If there’s one topic that’s resonating across the interior design industry right now, it’s acoustics. With the open office plan firmly established as the go-to approach to workplace design, people are waking up to the fact that acoustics and privacy were often overlooked or not addressed comprehensively enough. This CEU will explore various characteristics and benefits of decorative ceilings that specifiers should (re)consider for their next commercial interiors projects, including acoustical properties, durability, sustainability, aesthetics and historic renovations.

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Techstyle® Ceilings: redefining what's possible

September 18, 2019

Techstyle® Ceilings: redefining what's possible

One panel structure with thousands of design possibilities. There’s more to Techstyle than typical wall-to-wall grid installations. A full range of trim products enables the same basic panel structure to take on countless creative forms.

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New ACOUSTIBuilt™ Seamless Ceilings from Armstrong look like drywall, perform like an acoustical ceiling

September 2, 2019

New ACOUSTIBuilt™ Seamless Ceilings from Armstrong look like drywall, perform like an acoustical ceiling

New seamless ceiling provides performance benefits of both Armstrong® Total Acoustics® and Sustain® portfolios.

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Acoustical design for open spaces with creative alternatives to suspended ceilings

July 22, 2019

Acoustical design for open spaces with creative alternatives to suspended ceilings

The design opportunities presented by modern open spaces create a unique set of challenges when it comes to acoustics. Influences as diverse as the creative reuse of factories to the benefits of daylighting have contributed to the popularity of open plenums, exposed structures and the use of glass, wood, metal, polished concrete and other acoustically reflective materials.

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3 Questions to determine the best acoustics approach

June 21, 2019

3 Questions to determine the best acoustics approach

Imagine a bustling emergency room. Nervous patients. Hustling emergency personnel, efficient nurses calmly gathering background information. The environment is tense and active, yet there is still a profound need for privacy and peace. Now, you’re in a classroom. The room is quiet, all eyes are on the teacher whose, clear, engaging voice captivates her audience. Finally, you’ve joined a group brainstorm. You and your colleagues are debating the best course of action. The environment is energetic yet respectful as others continue their work around you. These environments are very different yet, each space is made better by its ability to control and manage the noise within. So, how do we get there? How do we manage the acoustics in environments as diverse as these? The answer is through Targeted Acoustics.

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Solving its noise problem lets a township get back to work

May 22, 2019

Solving its noise problem lets a township get back to work

Certainteed building scientists offer up an acoustical solution that is easy to replicate. Located approximately 30-miles outside of Philadelphia, East Whiteland Township is in the center of Chester County. The township building is typical of local government, a combination of office spaces and meeting facilities in a relatively no-frills municipal building.

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New MetalWorks™ Create!™ Custom Perforations transform images onto metal panels

May 17, 2019

New MetalWorks™ Create!™ Custom Perforations transform images onto metal panels

Custom image perforation capability from Armstrong Ceiling & Wall Solutions offers unique visual and acoustical performance.

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The Benefits of Using Interior Glass in the Office of 2018

March 5, 2018

The Benefits of Using Interior Glass in the Office of 2018

Incorporating glass into office interiors is a trend that has skyrocketed over the past 10 years. But this is more than just a trend; glass walls provide a number of practical benefits to offices and the people who work in them. They maximize space, minimize the need for interior light, and can even increase productivity and collaboration. These are some of the biggest benefits of outfitting your office with glass walls and doors.

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Greening A Building from Top to Bottom

February 6, 2018

Greening A Building from Top to Bottom

Advances in sustainable building have made it easier than ever to create green buildings and office spaces that take a minimal toll on the environment. From the highest point of your building to the lowest subterranean basement, there are steps you can take to make your building greener and more sustainable. Here are some of the ways buildings can become more environmentally friendly.

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7 Things to Consider When Designing a Commercial Interior using Glass Walls

January 9, 2018

7 Things to Consider When Designing a Commercial Interior using Glass Walls

The debate still rages over whether closed or open office floor plans are better for productivity. Glass walls offer a compromise that makes the best of both worlds and provides a balance of collaboration and privacy that is ideal for many office set-ups. However, installing glass walls represents a significant investment, so before you commit to incorporating them into your workspace, check out these seven things to consider.

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A Gateway To A Translucent Space

December 15, 2017

A Gateway To A Translucent Space

The typical point of entry into an interior environment tends to be simple, boring, and often mediocre. The primary purpose is to allow access, paying no attention to any crucial design attributes Avanti Eclipse sliding glass doors are a collection of quality Sliding Glass Door Systems that provide a contemporary solution to applying design and seamless flexibility.

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Now from Armstrong ceilings: Tectum wall & ceiling panels

November 9, 2017

Now from Armstrong ceilings: Tectum wall & ceiling panels

From a natural factory finish or white, to integration with COLORATIONS colors (that’s 13 standard colors) or made-to-order Sherwin-Williams® colors, TECTUM panels can coordinate or complement your color palette with the sizes, shapes, and forms that make your designs happen.

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Armstrong® Ceilings Taps Broad Range of Capabilities To Bring One-of-a-Kind Ceiling Ideas to Life

October 4, 2017

Armstrong® Ceilings Taps Broad Range of Capabilities To Bring One-of-a-Kind Ceiling Ideas to Life

Colorful, online brochure offers inspiration for dozens of unique ceiling designs.

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Tectum III & Tectum IIIP Acoustical Roof Deck

September 7, 2017

Tectum III & Tectum IIIP Acoustical Roof Deck

Have a sloped roof and need insulation you can nail? Tectum III Roof Deck is the acoustical solution for you.

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Ruskin's acoustical louvers are AMCA licensed for water penetration and air performance

August 21, 2017

Ruskin's acoustical louvers are AMCA licensed for water penetration and air performance

Ruskin Sound Control offers the most complete line of acoustical louvers on the market. All products are AMCA licensed for water penetration and air performance. The product is offered in standard galvanized steel or alternative aluminum construction, and can be offered in a wide variety of finishes. The LAS louver family includes standard or airfoil blade design and depths between 4" and 12".

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Tectum Panel Art

August 18, 2017

Tectum Panel Art

Tectum Panel Art has become wildly popular in the past year. Interested in seeing a sample? We'd be happy to send you one.

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Draper Launches Acoustical Shading Solution

May 29, 2017

Draper Launches Acoustical Shading Solution

Draper has announced EchoControl, an innovative acoustical treatment that improves the acoustics within rooms by utilizing sound-absorptive materials.

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Designed for resiliency and acoustic performance

May 17, 2017

Designed for resiliency and acoustic performance

The University of Iowa (UI) School of Music in Iowa City celebrated its 110th anniversary with a new home – Voxman Music Building. Designed for durability, sustainability and the highest acoustic performance, the 190,000-square-foot project features energy-efficient window and curtainwall systems, finished and thermally improved by Linetec.

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Make rooms quieter with a little help from EchoControl acoustical shading (November 14, 2016), Acoustical Walls, Ceilings and Special Applications (November 11, 2016), Interior Acoustical Finalé Wall Panels (October 10, 2016), Architects Inspiration Handbook for Glass applications in commercial interiors (August 29, 2016), Isabel Bader Center (August 17, 2016), The Noise Control Solution - When Acoustics, Style & Toughness Are Required (March 11, 2016)