Vantagepoint Blog

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 –...
ClarkDietrich Engineering BIM Team will also be participating in the 2015 Fall BIMForum EXPO held in Orlando, FL October 20th - 21st. Join us at Booth #105   ClarkDietrich will be showcasing our Architectural and Contractor BIM Tools along with showing how our BIM Team is...
July 7th, 2015 - West Chester, Ohio – ClarkDietrich Building Systems, the largest manufacturer of cold-formed steel framing in North America, announced today a milestone in its ongoing commitment to supplying high-quality, environmentally responsible products. ClarkDietrich received third party-...
Accurate & Efficient Framing with ClarkDietrich/MWF BIM Tools VIEW THE RECORDING HERE Learn how easy it is to add ClarkDietrich components into your Revit project using the smart tools contained within MWF.   Leverage the power of MWF to model your cold-formed steel framing, detect clashes...
2015 AWCI INTEX Expo Held in Long Beach, CA April 29th - 30th. ClarkDietrich showcased their new Trakloc® Steel Framing System, BlazeFrame Fire Stop Deflection Track System, ClarkDietrich iTools and all their labor saving products.     ClarkDietrich...
Jury finds the Certified Steel Stud Association liable for publishing false and misleading statements about ClarkDietrich’s ProSTUD® products Dec. 14, 2015 - West Chester, Ohio – In a landmark case for the steel framing industry, a unanimous Ohio jury awarded ClarkDietrich $49.5 million in damages...
2015 AWCI INTEX Expo ClarkDietrich Building Systems will be participating in the 2015 INTEX EXPO held in Long Beach, CA April 29th - 30th. Join us at Booth # 311   ClarkDietrich will be showcasing our new Trakloc® Steel Framing System, BlazeFrame Fire Stop Deflection Track System,...
Jan 27th, 2015 - ClarkDietrich Building Systems will be attending and exhibiting in the AWCI Academy BIM Boot Camp held in Dallas, TX on January 28th.  About the Academy: This seminar is a must-attend seminar for the construction professional considering using BIM. What are the day-to-day...
January 12, 2015 - Structa Wire Corporation of Vancouver, BC and Master Wall Inc.® of Fortson, GA have entered into an agreement for joint marketing and warranting of certain Structalath and Mega Lath products with the Cemplaster Fiberstucco system.  View the press release here.
November 17th, 2014 - West Chester, Ohio — ClarkDietrich Building Systems recently released its custom BIM Framing Tools to subscribers of the StrucSoft Solutions Metal Wood Framer (MWF) Pro Wall packages. MWF is a template-based and rule-driven extension to Autodesk® Revit® for framing that...
Oct 6th, 2014 - ClarkDietrich Building Systems will be participating in the 2014 BIMForum Event held in Dallas, TX on October 9th & 10th. This conference will be discussing Optimizing Construction with BIM. We had a great spring show in Boston and look forward to meeting you in Dallas. Join us...