16 fast & furious Connell Real Estate & Development Co. presented Panel Pros with a demanding schedule to install prefabricated structural steel wall panels at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Berkeley Heights. We are pleased to report that our performance far ex- ceeded expectations. Special load-bearing steel wall panels designed to meet Seis- mic Zone building codes were engineered and fabricated in our panel shop. The 8-story hotel rose at an extraordinary pace of one to two days per floor. We estimate it would have taken a month to top off this building using traditional stick-framing methods. The 176-key hotel with 14,000-square-feet of flexible meeting and event space held its grand opening in May 2018. Located in Connell Corporate Park just off Route 78, the hotel offers many perks for the park’s corporate tenants with nearly 3,600 employ- ees (including AIG, Celgene, Plymouth Rock Insurance, L’Oreal USA and Hewlett Packard), as well as residents of surrounding affluent suburban neighborhoods. Panel Pros passes speed test with Berkeley Heights Hotel BERKELEY HOTEL