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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...
July 15, 2016 — The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) presented three Design Excellence Awards during the recent 2016 CFSEI/MASFA (Mid-Atlantic Steel Framing Alliance) Expo at the Historic Inns of Annapolis in Annapolis, Maryland. The CFSEI Design Excellence Awards recognize small and...
We’ll be presenting in the 2nd (June 8th) and 3rd (June 15th) webinars More on AWCI’s BIM Doing it Right™ webinar: BIM—Doing It Right™ During the last five years, tools for Building Information Modeling have continued to evolve, and the rates of implementation and proficiency have increased in...
ClarkDietrich Receives ProSTUD Drywall Framing System Research Report The City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety has certified, in report LA RR 26019, that ClarkDietrich’s ProSTUD® Drywall Framing System (ProSTUD® and ProTRAK®) are code compliant building products and are approved...
ClarkDietrich® Launches “EQ-IQ” Educational Campaign to Raise Awareness of Innovations in Cold-formed Steel Framing April 20, 2016 - West Chester, Ohio – ClarkDietrich Building Systems announced today the launch of its “EQ- IQ” initiative, an educational campaign to raise awareness about new...
With contractors consistently on the go, mobile technology is making it easier by reaching wall and ceiling contractors with construction apps. Here’s a handful of some apps you should download to lighten up your tool bag and get the job done faster. Walls & Ceilings web link: 3 Best Apps for...
Dec. 10, 2015 - West Chester, Ohio — ClarkDietrich Building Systems, a leading provider of cold-formed steel products and services, today announced it will relocate its production facility in Warren, Ohio, to nearby Vienna, Ohio.  According to Bill Courtney, President and CEO of ClarkDietrich...
ClarkDietrich™ Building Systems to Introduce New Steel Framing Products, BIM Software at Autodesk® University 2015 Global Event Dedicated to Connecting the Latest in Software Innovations to the Building and Design Community Takes Place in Las Vegas Dec. 1-3 Nov. 20th, 2015 - West Chester, Ohio –...