Raisin' the ceiling - a view during construction

This view of the work, after the T bars -but before the ceiling tiles- were installed, shows how all the big utility stuff is run along the sides (and behind) the raised portion. Main sprinkler lines, electrical conduits, and HVAC ducts... usually can be kept completely out of the raised portion.

The white"bulkhead" that frames the raised ceiling is constructed of standard steel studs and drywall. The exposed edges of the bulkhead are fitted with corner bead and dropped a couple inches lower than the T Bars, for a clean appearance.

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