The philosophy of Contractor's Engineer Inc. is to provide quality design and fabrication of unique custom wood and steel Form Systems with first-class service to our clients. CEI continues to be a cut-above the rest by regularly investing in its equipment and employees. The corporation takes full advantage of the latest tools, technology, and training to equip staff with state of the art software, hardware, and knowledge. These assets, complemented by our unparalleled innovation, planning, collaboration, and proficiency, assist CEI staff in providing reliable solutions for a successful project.
CEI Design Team Members are well trained in the tools of the trade and participate in annual professional development training to stay abreast of changes in tools and technology. Engineers and Designers possess extensive experience with Autodesk Inventor, Mechanical Desktop, and other structural analysis software. This experience combined with CEI's technology and Data Management capabilities allows the Design Team continuous collaboration on large-scale 3D models for a turnkey delivery of the shop and assembly drawings for fabrication.
The Fabrication Teams have a combined production area totaling 40,000 square feet for construction and assembly of the Form Systems. Over 30 skilled carpenters and ironworkers construct the Form Systems from assembly drawings using quality materials. After construction is complete, the Form Systems are wrapped in a plastic sheath and a protective outer layer of plywood is applied to protect the forms from the elements prior to and during shipping.
Each CEI team plays a part in making CEI's philosophy reality. The Design Team supports the CEI philosophy by providing a complete package of detailed drawings and models to ensure Form Systems can meet the necessary tolerance levels. The Fabrication team supports the CEI philosophy by assembling full forms on the shop floors to meet the exacting tolerance standards, and through elaborate shipping preparations to protect the Form Systems from weather and wear on their way to the construction location. These elements are just part of the quality and service embodied by our philosophy.