Commercial construction

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Finish Materials for Pool Ceilings

Finish Materials for Pool Ceilings

Materials and surfaces that can be used in areas of high humidity and moisture, within residential or commercial construction.

Best Ceiling for Impact Resistance, Accessibility, and Sound Absorption

True impact resistance is not only relevant to the face of the material, but the suspension system as well. Learn why "Impact Resistant Ceiling Tiles" only fight half the battle, and how the IRPS system is designed to protect against anything that's thrown at it.

Acoustical Plaster in Construction

Learn more about how seamless acoustical plaster is used in commercial and residential construction to reduce reverberation time and increase sound absorption. This article discusses mounting types, noise reduction coefficients, typical applications, and common finishes.