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How The Fabricator Has Evolved To Meet The Needs Of The Architectural Community
Over the last two decades, fabrication has dramatically changed. Traditional cladding materials such as glass, stone and metal now share the architectural space with cladding products such as fiber cement and high-pressure laminates. The evolution of materials has influenced the growth of the fabricator. As architects seek shared wall space exteriors, it is the fabricator’s responsibility to stay abreast to new trends and adapt to architecture’s ever-changing trajectory.
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 General Contractor/Architect Spotlight: PROCON, Inc
PROCON Inc. has nearly a century of construction expertise, the company has been privately owned for four generations. The award-winning firm out of Manchester, NH is unique in that they provide architecture, engineering and construction services. A true design-build firm, PROCON has completed projects across New England in a variety of applications.
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.

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