Adding a word to one’s vocabulary can give a person a new means of expression. The same can be said for adding a building product to one’s palette of material choices. A wider choice of products can satisfy a designer’s quest for aesthetic exploration, help a project manager meet a budget, or the specifier to address challenging performance requirements.

Quality. Cost. Performance. Is it possible that restoring thermoformed ceilings (TFC) to the architectural vocabulary can meet all three of an architect’s needs?

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize design challenges for which thermoformed ceilings are an attractive solution.
  • Utilize drop-out ceilings to reduce the cost and impact of installing fire sprinklers.
  • Integrate LED lighting with new approaches to luminous ceilings
  • Improve indoor air quality by eliminating moisture, fiber, and VOC-related problems.