Open ceilings offer a modern, industrial-type feel to a space as duct-work and piping are typically visible. Like bare concrete floors, open ceilings do not require additional materials. While they make a space feel larger, they do not offer the acoustical benefits of dropped ceilings, thus, making for a potentially noisy work environment. Acoustical panels placed strategically within the open ceiling system can lessen the noise yet still maintain the industrial feel. Exposed concrete slabs can be painted white or a light color to reflect ambient light. Note exposed structural elements may require exposed fireproofing, and that material should be set prior to occupancy to minimize indoor air quality issues.
- Utilized a feather duster periodically to dust open ceiling systems.
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