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Fire Safety Systems Encounter Challenging Architectural Design

It’s not always easy for fire safety systems to keep up with architectural design trends.

Eric Lee talked about this topic recently in Building Operating Management magazine. It used to be that single-plane suspended ceilings or suspended acoustical tile ceilings were common and easily understood, but “now we’re seeing a lot more diversity in architectural design,” Lee says. One example is floating ceilings, which are complex because they require sprinklers both above and below the clouds.