Tag Archives: Ceiling

New B.C. aquatic centre for an ever-growing community

Located 40 minutes from Vancouver, the City of Surrey’s Guildford Recreation Centre is now 10,405 m2 (112,000 sf)—a growing facility for a growing community. The $38.6-million project included a larger fitness centre and lobby, more office space, a bridge and 300 seats for spectators, plus a new aquatics facility. The addition was completed last year, constructed without interrupting the operations of the existing rec centre or parking.

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Thermoformed Ceilings: Overview of an overhead option

Thermoformed plastic ceilings have been manufactured since the mid-20th century, and their utility has recently increased due to product innovations, rigorous testing, and certifications from leading building product evaluation services. The growing acceptance of these types of products is evidenced by the addition of a new MasterFormat number and title, 09 54 29–Suspended Plastic Ceilings that will be part of the next update in early 2016.

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Selecting the right ceiling for an office

In the business world, how people work and interact is constantly changing, affecting how interior office spaces are designed and built. Ceilings play an essential role in providing a productive, creative environment. Architects, designers, and specifiers who follow workplace trends will have a greater understanding of how to select different ceiling systems to best meet the needs of both employers and employees.

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Far From Conventional: Metro Toronto Convention Centre’s ceiling renovation

When the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC)—home to events like Construct Canada and the CSC Toronto Chapter’s No Frills Tradeshow—decided to renovate its South Building, it sought replacement ceiling panels that offered both a modern look and performance. It was also important the assembly would support its pursuit of certification under Canada Green Building Council’s (CaGBC’s) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating program.

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