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Cladding Alternatives

CST's attention to detail goes beyond proprietary structural members but carries over to creative and unique cladding systems and finishes.

Crystogann Cladding

Crystagon Acrylic Skylight System at Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, NE


CST Cladding PhotoCladding is more than just the materials, its a system. Designing cladding involves considering how the materials are supported, their spanning capacity, how they expand and contract relative to one another and how they will withstand the elements when they are first fabricated and well into the future.

While some companies consider cladding a second thought, CST makes it an integral part of the total solution from the early conceptual stages. In fact, geometry is generated based on the spanning and structural capacity of the selected cladding component itself.

With standard systems and custom engineering capabilities, no one can match CST's portfolio and ability to meet the demands of our customers for creative solutions that will surpass expectations.

CST's cladding support systems are:

  • Extremely Versatile
  • Integrated into the structural framework or attached directly to the outer chord of the structure
  • Fabricated from aluminum components, eliminating dissimilar material reaction
  • Utilize custom extrusions for optimization of the cost structure.

As a defining element of a building envelope, our cladding systems offer a degree of versatility rarely found in the architectural field. We often clad with but are not limited to glass, polycarbonate, fabric, metal panels, acrylic skylights, corrogated decking, and insulated roofing materials.




CST is known throughout the world as the premier designer and manufacturer of geodesic domes, structural systems and assocative cladding for architectural and the many storage markets. Where quality, performance and ease of installation are important, architects and engineers around the world trust CST to provide a solution to make their ideas come to life.

Our palette of structural systems and the ability to design utilizing any type of cladding element in the marketplaces allows our products to be used in virtually any application. Exterior structures where corrosion plays a factor in the design drivers mandates a system constructed of aluminum components.

Some typical applications are:

  • Dome Roofs
  • Skylights
  • Canopies and Entryways
  • Roofs
  • Atriums
  • Vertical Glazed Applications
  • And many more...  

Design flexibility is among the SpectraForm system’s most compelling advantages. Indeed, each configuration creates its own unique elegant statement.

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