Ceil with Thermoformed Tiles and Panels

Architect Magazine has published a continuing education course about thermoformed ceiling tiles and panels sponsored by Ceilume. While they no longer offer CEU credit, the course materials are still an excellent introduction to thermoformed ceilings.


Adding a word to one's vocabulary can give a person a new means of expression. The same can be said for adding a building product to one's palette of material choices. A wider choice of products can satisfy a designer's quest for aesthetic exploration, help a project manager meet a budget, or the specifier to address challenging performance requirements.

Quality. Cost. Performance. Is it possible that restoring thermoformed ceilings (TFC) to the architectural vocabulary can meet all three of an architect's needs?

Learning Objectives

  1. Recognize design challenges for which thermoformed ceilings are an attractive solution.
  2. Utilize drop-out ceilings to reduce the cost and impact of installing fire sprinklers.
  3. Integrate LED lighting with new approaches to luminous ceilings.
  4. Improve indoor air quality by eliminating ceiling problems associated with mold, airborne fibers, and VOC-emissions.