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CEI Materials Continues To Expand Product Offering With Architectural Column Covers
CEI Materials offers a wide range of column covers, from round, square, cone-shaped or custom for architectural projects. These covers can be installed using three different types of attachment systems, Hairline, Caulked or Dry Joint, depending on the design requirements. Offering various diameters, the lengths can be as small as 11” to up to 142”. These covers not only offer design flexibility but from a visual perspective give a finalizing touch in the overall exterior or interior design of the building.
Metal Composite Panels And The Role Of Fabricators In The Architectural Process
Metal composite materials, including aluminum composites, have been prominent in the architectural market since the 1970s. The materials have evolved to accommodate the ever-changing architectural space, pushing manufacturers to create more innovative product lines. These innovations have been seen in product finishes and even core construction, to produce more sustainable and fire-resistant technologies. Each of the major manufacturing players in metal composites have the ability to produce products that continue to please architects due to a variety of factors.
CEI Materials Expands Product Offering With Spandrel Back Pans
Back pans are components of an underlying or supporting structure used in curtainwall systems either behind a metal panel or spandrel glass. They can provide insulation, fire safety, thermal and moisture protection. Typically, they are used by Glass and Glazing trades and are sealed and attached to the curtainwall frame behind opaque glazing areas.
Ann Arbor Shopping Center Gets Modern Upgrade With CLADLOK Modular Panel System
In downtown Ann Arbor sits a once unassuming brick building, readapted into a modern façade. In the popular city just west of Detroit, the shopping center on South University Street houses popular restaurants and retail. The architects sought to create a cohesive design concept, one that would fit the various businesses into a single unit.
Texas Medical Center Features Modern Mix of Contemporary Building Materials For Expansion
The University Medical Center in El Paso underwent an expansion to allow additional services and clinics to the community. One of these expansive properties was the East Clinic, that as the architects at PAGE describe, “…reinforces the existing UMC visual identity by using many of the same materials and elements used at the front door and lobby of the hospital that anchors the health care network, providing patients with a sense of familiarity.”

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