Posts in the Shop Talk category
What The Modern Fabricator Has To Offer The Architectural Community
The modern fabricator provides a multitude of product offerings. The exterior cladding market is competitive, requiring fabricators to offer a variety of potential options for a façade. Each product should be tested, proven and offer a unique aesthetic quality. At CEI Materials we offer the architectural community metal composite panels, plate panels, modular panel systems, high pressure laminate (HPL) and modular services.
CEI Materials General Contractor Spotlight: Dellbrook/JKS
Dellbrook|JKS has over three decades in the construction industry. As one of the largest and fastest growing construction companies in the Northeast, the powerhouse company has produced a variety of impressive buildings in various markets. As the team at Dellbrook describes, “Our collaborative, long-standing relationships with the Northeast’s most qualified subcontractors means we effectively deliver a quality project on time and on budget with minimal disruption to ongoing operations. Whether it is a large commercial project or a high-end residential remodel, our projects maintain cooperative and team-driven spirit fueled by our firm’s philosophy and management style.”
The 3 Greatest Benefits Of Using A Perforated Metal Product
There are a whole host of benefits to the utilization of perforated metal. Its advantageous nature allows for architects to use the material based solely on a variety of factors including its obvious aesthetic qualities or its sustainable attributes. Architects and designers are continuously searching for products that provide an unusual aesthetic without sacrificing durability, strength or sustainable design. Here we explore what we consider the three greatest benefits of using a perforated metal product.
CEI Materials General Contractor Spotlight: HITT Contracting
HITT Contracting has a unique history, starting back in the 1930s as a small family-owned business in Arlington, VA. What started as a six-person operation, HITT now has over 1,000 employees. As a major player in the construction community, they are an innovator exploring sustainable and virtual resource technologies in the industry. HITT was voted ENR’s Mid-Atlantic Contractor of the Year, the award-winning team produces a wide variety of projects on a national scale.
SHOP TALK: Building Materials And The Rise Of Metal Panels
Metal buildings have a long history in the United States, dating back to the first steel -framed skyscraper in the late 1800s. Beginning its rise with steel, the emergence of metal buildings was prevalent around WWII when it was used to construct bomb shelters. It became more and more popular through the 21st century with a variety of natural metal and natural metal substitutes being offered.

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