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The design team envisioned a warm, inviting atmosphere for the arena’s club-level spaces. In a nod to its successful history, the old floor was reused in signage, a feature wall, and other accents. Williams “wanted an element on a different plane to stand out.” She chose a Hunter Douglas “Deep Box” Linear Metal Ceiling System, veneer-wrapped by Contact Industries with real maple veneer.

The Box 6 and Box 8 E84 Class A Rated system completed the designer’s vision while meeting fire code requirements and accommodating the confining heights and changing planes of the building’s curved steel-beam structure. Other advantages included its lighter weight, convenient point access providing easy entry to the plenum, and 50% faster installation compared to traditional MDF and particleboard linear wood systems.

Outstanding aesthetics, fast and easy installation, and a composite Class A fire rating… Lineal Aluminum Ceilings profile wrapped with real wood veneer.

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PROJECT PROFILE

PROJECT: GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (GEORGIA TECH) MCCAMISH PAVILION BASKETBALL ARENA RENOVATION

CLIENT: Hunter Douglas Contract Ceilings

ARCHITECT: Lead Architect: POPULOUS; Associate Architect: Make3 Architecture

CONTRACTOR: Whiting-Turner

DETAILS: $45 million renovation project included reconstruction of seating bowl, addition of upper level balcony and club seating and expansion of concourse and plaza areas. Contact Industries produced material used in the club level suites. 5,000 linear feet of Hunter Douglas Deep Box 6 and Deep Box 8 lineal ceiling components.

PRODUCT: VENEERED ALUMINUM LINEAL CEILING COMPONENTS

CONSTRUCTION: Quarter-sawn maple veneer adhered to Hunter Douglas Deep Box 6 and Deep Box 8 aluminum lineal components. Factory finished with custom color matching and composite Class A fire rating.

FINISH: Factory applied UV-cured, no VOC top coat with custom color match

ADHESIVE: Type 1 Hot Melt

TEST PROCEDURES: Boil Test

END USE: Wood ceiling components with composite Class A fire rating

SUBSTRATE: Hunter Douglas extruded aluminum linear ceiling components

VENEER: Quarter-sawn maple