Epstein’s Tim Ozog was recently interviewed by ‘facilitiesnet’ on the challenges and benefits in designing open plenum* ceilings. Tim was a member of our design team for the recently completed Terminal 5 Concession Program Redevelopment at O’Hare International Airport, a project that featured a very eye-catching open plenum ceiling.
In this online article Tim discusses the benefit of increasing ceiling height for end users as well as the flexibility in the placement of mechanical systems.
Here’s a link to the article – http://goo.gl/WrNF6j
Also, for those of you that don’t know what plenum means – here’s a definition (consider it your word of the day!: Plenum definition - In building construction, a plenum (pronounced PLEH-nuhm, from Latin meaning full) is a separate space provided for air circulation for heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (sometimes referred to as HVAC) and typically provided in the space between the structural ceiling and a drop-down ceiling.