The way products integrate with ceiling systems play an important part in any ceiling design. Building services can be incoporated into a ceiling and each of these can require apertures to be formed in a tile.
- Their size and shape in relation to the ceiling tile. Is the luminaire to be suspended below, surface mounted or recessed in relation to the ceiling plane? Will the luminaire be supported from the tile, soffit or from the primary grid using a patress?
- Trims and perimeters allow the ceiling to integrate with vertical structural elements. The SAS range of fabricated trims and perimeters can be rolled to allow ceiling integration around columns.
Fire Detection and Control
- Apertures can be manufactured for smoke detectors and sprinkler systems. The apertures can be formed in luminaire tiles creating a multi-service tile or in a separate field tile.
- Apertures for detectors and sprinklers are factory formed. Integrating services into a profile grid reduces the number of differing tiles that need to be manufactured and installed.
Grilles / Diffusers
- The integration of air handling can be designed within tiles or even within the suspension grid. Curved linear grills can be manufactured to meet design requirements. Swirl diffusers can be accommodated with a subtle change of perforation.
- If signage is to be supported from the ceiling any load weight must be taken into consideration.
- Is there a requirement for an energy efficient Coolceil Radiant Chilled Ceiling to be integrated? Unlike modular units the design of the ceiling may not affect the integration of a Coolceil Radiant Chilled Ceiling.
- Will the perimeter of the building require Chilled Beams to offset any solar gain? How will the ceiling integrate with the open area design demanded below a Chilled Beam? See Coolceil Chilled Beams and ISMs.
Modular Air Conditioning Units
- Integrating with modular units requires compromise with the aesthetic design of the ceiling. Large apertures across multiple tiles may can to be accommodated.