On Demand

The Fifth Wall: In Over Your Head

This webinar is approved for 1 AIA Learning Unit (LU) for Continuing Education.









Event Sponsor




With virtually endless design options, decorative tiles are dressing up the ceiling plane while offering numerous performance, safety and environmental benefits.

Suspended ceiling systems utilizing decorative ceiling tiles present tremendous opportunities for designers and architects to create impact and visual interest within an interior space while also addressing a number of performance, safety and environmental issues.



Learning Objectives
  • Identify various design and finishing options available in decorative ceiling tiles.
  • Explain the performance characteristics of suspended ceiling systems as they relate to durability, safety and sustainability.
  • Describe the benefits of installation methods for snap-on ceiling systems.
  • Discuss appropriate applications for decorative ceiling tiles across various market segments.




Vern Combrink
Export Sales Director, Advanced Technology Inc.


Vern Combrink has been the Export Sales Director at Advanced Technology Inc. (ATI) for three years. He has increased ATI’s export sales by over 200% and continues to expand distribution and support sales efforts in over 50 countries. He has also worked independently as a Project Consultant on construction and remodel of restaurants, commercial office spaces and bars/nightclubs. For seven years, Vern managed projects for a company that specialized in custom architectural design and turn-key materials provision in remote locations.