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.



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


END USE: Third story and 6th story soffits

CORE: Custom formed aluminum profile

FACE VENEER: Western red cedar

As one united company, Endura Products and Contact Industries will be operating under the name of Endura Products, Inc. as of July 16, 2019.Learn More



At the end of 2016, Endura Products and Contact Industries joined forces with Endura’s acquisition of Contact. We’ve since been working together to deliver stronger product solutions addressing the unique needs of our valued customers.


To reflect this partnership and our position as one united organization, both companies will be operating under the name of Endura Products, Inc. as of July 16, 2019!