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Cedar soffits were just the right finishing touch…except that the fire code said no to solid wood. Undaunted, the architect from Zimmer, Gunsul, Frasca partnership turned to Contact Industries to help engineer a solution that would satisfy the fire marshall while remaining true to the aesthetic intent of the design. No problem. Contact sourced a custom-formed aluminum ceiling profile, profile-wrapped cedar veneer to it and the result met both the fire code and the design expectations.

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PROJECT PROFILE

CLIENT: Zimmer, Gunsul, Frasca Partnership, Portland, Oregon

DETAILS: UC Berkeley, Stanley Hall; new construction; 292 custom profile pieces, 10 feet long; 2,920 total lineal feet

PRODUCT: Profile-wrapped aluminum ceiling components used for exterior soffits

CONSTRUCTION: Western red cedar veneer profile-wrapped to custom formed aluminum core

FINISH: Site finished

ADHESIVE: Type 1 Hot Melt

TEST PROCEDURES: Boil test

END USE: Third story and 6th story soffits

CORE: Custom formed aluminum profile

FACE VENEER: Western red cedar