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Ceiling Suspension Systems

Linear-ceiling-direct-attachment-suspension.jpgDid you know that most ATAS profiles can be utilized in ceiling applications?

Common Exterior Usage with Positive Attachment or Solid Support Structure
  • Soffits
  • Open foyers
  • Canopies
  • Pavillions 
  • Suspended attachment requires additional rigid support
Interior Usage
  • May be direct attachment or a suspended type system
–  Some interior applications may simulate exterior usage

Direct Attachment
  • Flush
  • Reveal
  • Ribbed
  • V groove panel system
Typical Attachment Points
  • Zee’s & cee’s
  • Subgirts
  • Hat & U channel
  • Furring strips
  • Other structural frame member
Other Considerations
  • Positive & negative pressures
  • Seismic design
– Each design category in the IBC (International Building Code) has typical requirement minimum clearances on potential movement and minimum dimensions on wall moldings