Suspended Rafts and Modules
|Rafts and modules provide a balance between acoustic and lighting performance, maintaining an energy efficient open soffit. These rafts and modules offer architects and clients the option to create more interesting spaces, which are acoustically functional.
SAS International offer two different ranges of rafts and modules that can be suspended directly from an open soffit or below a suspended ceiling.
SAS System 600, acoustic lighting rafts or modules provide a prefabricated lighting and acoustic solution for environments such as schools, offices and hospitals. The rafts are designed to meet specific acoustic demands in accordance with specifications. System 600, acoustic lighting rafts, are ideal for naturally ventilated buildings, see product sustainability for further details.
As a suspended module, these rafts leave the concrete soffit open, allowing sustainable natural mass cooling to take place. This is increasingly being used within schools as a way of significantly reducing internal ambient temperatures without the need for air conditioning, whilst meeting the requirements
ISMs (integrated service modules) incorporate an active or passive Chilled Beam for energy efficient mechanical cooling.
System 600 and ISMs are available in a range of standardised designs with a bespoke design service available. Modules and rafts can be designed to integrate a number of building services including luminares, voice and data cabling, fire detection and control systems, infra-red sensors and CCTV.
The location of partitioning are integrated by means of removable panels in the run of rafts at building module intervals. This can accommodate future occupant requirements.
These rafts and modules can be prefabricated, manufactured off site, delivered and installed on-site in a complete unit.
SAS ISMs specified with active Chilled Beams are tested under stringent laboratory conditions in accordance with product specification and module design.