Kitchen Ceiling Addition- Miles City, MT

The purpose of this project was to construct a new 820 sqft suspended ceiling at the VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Miles City, Montana. Due to moisture from a damaged pipe, the existing hard top ceiling had permanent damage. The integrity of the ceiling material was therefore ruined and the paint was peeling. To limit the amount of infection control and patient disturbance, a complete demolition and replacement of the existing ceiling was not determined to be a desirable solution. The more suitable solution was to add an additional ceiling under the existing hard top ceiling. The existing exposed damaged kitchen ceiling was replaced with a new suspended ceiling. The new suspended ceiling was constructed approximately one foot lower than the hard top existing ceiling. The new ceiling was composed of 2x4 commercial kitchen ceiling panels, met USDA/FSIS guidelines and had 15/16’’ white painted steel suspension system.