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Material Matters: The Design Benefits of Metal Ceilings & Walls



This webinar is approved for 1 LU credit for continuing education with AIA.

 This webinar is approved for general credit through the IDCEC.

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As a ceiling & wall material, metal offers a world of creative options that offer both aesthetic and performance benefits. With forms that range from planks and tiles to curved beams and perforated options; an unlimited array of colors and finishes; and acoustical options, metal is an unexpected design hero that can transform any space into a work of modern art.

This course explores trends and design options for metal that will improve the look and function of interior and exterior ceiling and wall systems, including factors such as acoustics, cost, aesthetics, and sustainability.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand material & design choices for commercial ceilings and vertical applications
  • Review a selection of project examples to illustrate architects design decisions
  • Outline material trends and creative tips to consider when designing ceilings & walls
  • Present the performance & aesthetic qualities of the various ceiling & wall types


Steve UdolphSteve Udolph
National Sales Manager
CertainTeed Architectural

Steve Udolph is national sales manager for CertainTeed Architectural, covering a wide range of standard and custom product collections in felt, wood, metal, fiberglass, and more. It’s a natural fit for Steve, who has spent his entire career in the interior specialties business, putting his dual degrees in marketing and management information systems to work in field that thrives on design, messaging, and technology.

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