150F – Exterior Ceiling System Earns Miami-Dade Certification
Ceiling System from Hunter Douglas is first of its kind metal ceiling to earn a hurricane rating
NORCROSS, GA (April 1, 2015) – Hunter Douglas’ 150F – Exterior Ceiling System has received Miami-Dade County’s Notice of Acceptance (NOA), Miami-Dade County, Florida, NOA No. 14-1222.04 (expires March 19, 2020). The first of its kind for an exterior metal ceiling product, the certification confirms the product was designed and tested in accordance with the requirements of the Florida Building Code 5th edition (2014), including High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) provisions and Miami-Dade requirements.
“The Miami-Dade Building Code is one of the most rigid in the nation,” said David Bailey, Director of Engineering and Materials for Hunter Douglas Ceilings. “The product was engineered to handle severe weather and this certification not only affirms its stability, but also Hunter Douglas’ commitment to quality and safety using premier test labs with many years of experience.”
Featuring easy to install panels ranging from 3’ to 20’, the 150F ceiling system is suitable for both interior and outdoor applications. Containing up to 95 percent recycled content, the 150F Exterior Ceiling System was designed to withstand positive and negative wind loads. The panels feature the patented Luxacote® high-performance paint system to resist extreme weathering and UV exposure. Panels may also be manufactured to specified length, saving time and waste at the jobsite.
“The 150F – Exterior Ceiling System has been popular in exterior applications such as airports, public transport, stadiums, arenas, convention centers, really anywhere an exterior soffit is utilized,” said Ron Rice, General Manager, Hunter Douglas Ceilings. “The product’s extreme durability, finish options and mass customization make it well-liked in instances where aesthetics, low maintenance and extended product lifespan are important.”
Directed by the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA), the Dade building code certifications determine the laws applicable to the sale, use and claims of construction materials and products statewide in Florida. All testing of the 150F – Exterior Ceiling System was conducted by Intertek-Architectural Testing, Inc., which is recognized worldwide and is a premier test lab in the United States for Miami-Dade testing and engineering. The system was tested for product integrity in a number of conditions, including the stringent “Wind Driven Rain Test.” In order for Hunter Douglas to receive certification, the DCA audited the test results, engineering analyses and installation procedures.
Designed and engineered at Hunter Douglas’ manufacturing facility in Norcross, GA, the 150F – Exterior Ceiling System is GREENGUARD Gold certified and has no VOCs. To learn more about the 150F – Exterior Ceiling System or to see Hunter Douglas’ range of ceiling systems, visit www.hunterdouglasceilings.com.
About Hunter Douglas Contract For more than 60 years, the architecture and design community has specified contract products from Hunter Douglas, the world leader in window coverings and a major manufacturer of architectural products. A tradition of bringing breakthrough products to market makes Hunter Douglas the choice for an array of innovative architectural solutions. For more information, please visit www.hunterdouglascontract.com or call (800) 727-8953.