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Company is first steel framing manufacturer to have EPDs and HPDs listed in cloud-based catalog designed for AEC professionals.  June 21, 2017 - West Chester, Ohio – ClarkDietrich Building Systems, the construction industry’s largest manufacturer of cold-formed steel framing products, has partnered...
June 13, 2017 - West Chester, Ohio -  ClarkDietrich is excited to continue its support and sponsorship of the annual SkillsUSA Championships, this year held June 21-22, in Louisville, Kentucky. ClarkDietrich is proud to provide ProSTUD® Drywall Framing System and structural framing systems for this...
What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas. So is the case with the recent AWCI Annual Meeting and Intex Tradeshow where ClarkDietrich received three awards for construction quality and innovation. AWCI’s Excellence in Construction Innovation Award recognizes products, services, materials...
May 15th, 2017 - West Chester, Ohio – ClarkDietrich Building Systems today announced the addition of the new Drift FastClip Slide Clip to its industry-leading lineup of clip and connection products. Available in both 14 and 12 gauge, Drift FastClip™ attaches exterior curtain-wall studs to the...
  ClarkDietrich’s technical product and marketing manager provides timely intel on digital tools, BIM and beyond. Q. HOW IS THE GROWING USE OF TECHNOLOGY SHAPING HOW THE CONSTRUCTION TEAM INTERACTS? AND, HOW IS CLARKDIETRICH MEETING THESE NEEDS? A. We're finding that trying to keep up with...
  By: Bill Courtney, CEO, ClarkDietrich Building Systems The process of stepping down as CEO after 30 plus years has just begun for me, but I am already seeing the industry through a new lens these days. In attending a variety of industry functions lately, I see a lot less grey hair, and more...
  FIND OUT WHAT YOU MISSED.   2017 AWCI INTEX Expo Held in Las Vegas, NV March 29th - 30th ClarkDietrich showcased Trakloc® Steel Framing System, Clip ExpressSM, ClarkDietrich iTools and all their labor saving products. We also introduced the HASSLES.  What are the Hassles?  We’ve chosen to...
Bringing the hidden to light. Setbacks, delays and hurdles. Small obstacles, little screw-ups and minor annoyances. Every project has them, right? No big deal. You just roll with it, maybe let a few choice phrases fly through your suddenly clinched teeth and soldier on. As a building...
March 1st, 2017 - West Chester, Ohio – ClarkDietrich Building Systems, the construction industry’s largest manufacturer of cold-formed steel framing products, today announced the impending retirement of its president and CEO Bill Courtney. Courtney, who has been at the helm of ClarkDietrich, since...
ClarkDietrich Building Systems Announces Acquisition of Strait-Flex, Creating an Industry Leader in Interior Finishing Solutions With Acquisition, ClarkDietrich Becomes Manufacturer of the Widest Array of Interior Finishing ProductsFeb. 1st, 2017 - West Chester, Ohio – ClarkDietrich Building...
Let's Fix Construction Contributed by Cherise Lakeside •    “I have always done it this way” •    “I didn’t ask” •    “I didn’t know” •    “Nobody told me” •    “When did that change?” •    “That will never work” •     “This is what I learned” Frankly, when the phrases above are uttered in...
Balancing a New Career with an Old Passion: Grace Dill blends life as account representative and MDA counselor The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) has a friend in Grace Dill. Grace, an account representative for the Baltimore region for ClarkDietrich, has volunteered as an MDA camp...
TRAKLOC® Adjustable Steel Framing System Helps Revive Historic Jung Hotel The Jung Hotel opened in 1907 as one of the grandest hotels in the South. It operated as such for 75 years before serving guests under other hotel names. Then, when the levees broke during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the...
A ClarkDietrich team member shares his story of adopting two remarkable Haitian brothers. Soccer Beyond Borders, a spiritual outreach organization, was founded 18 months after the 2010 earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The organization came to be after John Keefer and others...
BIM – BIM technology now makes it possible to intelligently incorporate detailed information on wall elements and design properties, such as UL assemblies based on fire-rating requirements, STC sound ratings and limiting height design.  EQ Coatings – These specialized, high-performance coatings...
The building and construction specification community recently descended upon Austin, Texas for the CONSTRUCT trade show and educational conference. The event is is one of only a few national trade shows specifically designed to provide the commercial building team real-world, practical products...
Designing, specifying and constructing high-performance wall assemblies is a critical component of today’s sophisticated building design. Selecting the right systems and products can lead to a more sustainable structure, increased occupant comfort and safety, and even jobsite efficiencies that...
Welcome to the VantagePoint Blog, the landing place for views and perspectives from ClarkDietrich Building Systems. Whether you’re a frequent visitor, or a passerby who occasionally drops by to read up on the latest in steel framing, we created VantagePoint to serve as a knowledge bank for the...
As part of the VantagePoint Blog, we launched “On Point” a series of Q&A style blog posts, where we sit down with industry experts both inside ClarkDietrich and outside the company to get their views on the latest trends and topics in their respective fields. In this post, we caught up with...
Earlier this year we launched our “EQ-IQ” initiative, a campaign to raise awareness on innovations in cold-formed steel framing, especially as it relates to the benefits of equivalent or “EQ” coatings. These specialized coatings are the byproduct of advanced science and provide several...