A specifiers guide to the metal ceiling and wall solutions available for the complete range of applications has been launched by Armstrong Ceilings.
The 60-page guide details Armstrongs capabilities, playing field and environmental commitment as well as the ceiling and wall solutions available for the office, retail, transport, health and education sectors and the individual performance characteristics of the tiles, canopies, island ceilings and grids.
It explains how each Armstrong project begins with an in-depth, one-on-one consultation with the specifier or main contractor and how technical support and product recommendations are made once the company understands the design, functionality and performance requirements of the space.
This can encompass elements such as lighting, acoustics, integrated services such as air conditioning and speakers, fire resistance, demountability and washability. Some of these, such as maximising natural daylight, minimising noise pollution, optimising the thermal environment and recycling the metal tiles, are also elements of Armstrongs environmental commitment.
As well as Armstrongs Bioguard anti-microbial tiles for healthcare environments, products include square and rectangular tiles such as the Axal Vector system used in Gatwick airports south terminal, rectangular panels or planks, linear or tartan grids as used at the International Book Club in Madrid, vertical baffles as used at the Autodromo in Monza, Italy, open cells, island or canopy ceilings, and wall cladding such as at the 02 Arena and Dubai International Airport.
Working to the design brief, Armstrongs service team creates CAD drawings bespoke to the project which detail aspects such as ceiling layout, views and perspectives. These details are then used to engineer a production schedule, along with any specific installation instructions that may be required at this early stage.
A tailored logistics plan is devised for the specialist contractor to maximise the benefits of JIT (Just-In-Time) implementation, and if they need Armstrong on site for additional guidance, site visits are organised. Armstrong continues to provide solutions if after completion, the project needs adapting or expanding.
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