Sky Acoustics vs. The Competition

Sky Acoustics vs. The Competition

Sky Acoustics AURA/APTUS acoustical ceiling system consistently beats the competition through minor product changes that translate to major improvements for installation, projects schedule, and the quality of finished product. The system features a perfect 1/8” aluminum edge panel joints, torsion spring tear drops, a concealed HDF face, and fast 4-8 week lead time for most projects.

Fire Resistant Ceilings

Fire Resistant Ceilings

The use of sturdy and fire-resistant materials has become more and more important to architects and owners, and for good reason. This means that manufacturers have had to increase their standards to meet those expectations. One area with stringent regulation is fire-resistance. The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) fire and flammability standards are involved in the testing and evaluation of the ignition, burning or combustion characteristics of certain materials. These fire and flammability standards are instrumental in the establishment of building codes, insurance requirements, and other fire regulations that govern the use of building materials.

What is Anodizing?

What is Anodizing?

Anodizing is an electrochemical process that converts the metal surface into a decorative, durable, corrosion-resistant, anodic oxide finish. Anodized finishes have made aluminum one of the most respected and widely used materials today in the production of thousands of consumer, commercial and industrial products.

Micro-Perforated Wood

Micro-Perforated Wood

Wood MicroPerf panels combine the beauty of wood with the sound absorption of acoustic insulation. Small holes, or micro perforations, are made in the wood, which allows the sound to travel through the wood and reach the insulation without any visible deformity to the face of the panel.

Why every GC should be concerned with the new OSHA silica regulations

Why every GC should be concerned with the new OSHA silica regulations

On June 23rd of 2018, OSHA began enforcement of tougher standards on human exposure to crystalline silica - known to cause lung cancer, silicosis, and other potentially debilitating respiratory diseases. With OSHA enforcement and citations on the rise, anyone in charge of worker safety should be paying attention.

Wood Ceilings Suspension Systems

Wood Ceilings Suspension Systems

When installing a wood ceiling, there are multiple different suspension systems that can be used.

Wood Ceilings in Performing Arts Centers

Wood Ceilings in Performing Arts Centers

ACGI has many different products that are appealing and can reflect, absorb, or diffuse light.

Reducing Noise in Commercial Office Space

Reducing Noise in Commercial Office Space

Reducing noise in office fronts: what is sound, common building material noise levels, and a discussion of STC, NRC, NIC.

Wood Ceilings - Interior to Exterior

Wood Ceilings - Interior to Exterior

Extending a wood ceiling from the interior to the exterior with a seamless transition through a glass facade. Two project highlights include Apple's new Michigan Avenue store in Chicago, IL and the FMC tower in Philadelphia, PA. 

Exterior Metal Ceilings

The best metal ceiling system for exterior architectural applications. Butt-joint panels, individually accessible, rated to withstand winds up to 140 mpg and be perforated for acoustics.

What is PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition)?

PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) coating allows stainless steel to be colored for a variety of uses in architecture and beyond. Learn more about how this material is used to enhance design and functionality in ceilings, walls, and cladding.

What is GFRG?

What is GFRG?

What is GFRG, GRG, GFRC, and GRC, and how are they best used as building materials for commercial architecture and design.

Faux Wood Beams for Commercial Construction

Faux Wood Beams for Commercial Construction

Faux wood beams are one of the most cost effective and installation-efficient wood features you can use in commercial applications.. Factory built and hung in the field, wood beams can compliment your design without adding significant complexity.

Newmat Stretch Ceilings | FAQ

Newmat Stretch Ceilings | FAQ

Newmat has provided the architectural, design, acoustical, and lighting communities with the most creative and technically advanced ceiling system on the market. Invented over three decades ago in Sweden as a remedy for damaged plaster ceilings, PVC stretch ceilings became an ideal solution for this particular situation.Read more here and learn about Newmat ceiling products.