Published Articles

ClarkDietrich Publishes New Ebook: Framing the Future: Six Articles on Innovation in Cold-formed Steel  The use of high-performing products has become an important component in the design and construction of today’s buildings. These materials play a critical role in a building’s efficiency,...
Companies Improve Products to Keep Up with User Demands Structure Magazine recently covered how steel companies are keeping up with user demands through updates, enhancements and new products. Chad Casbon, Director of Engineering at ClarkDietrich Engineering Services, discusses how the...
March 2017 The March 2017 issue of Walls and Ceilings magazine features an article highlighting cold-formed steel framing trends and how contractors use and interact with cold-formed steel framing.   Learn about how far the industry has come over the years and its contributions to urbanization...
Dec 2016 The December 2016 issue of Metal Architecture features a case study highlighting how ClarkDietrich’s engineering team partnered with Texas Exterior Systems on the expansion of Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport. ClarkDietrich’s engineering team played a critical role in the project...
How Resilient Channels Impact Acoustics In the December issue of Walls & Ceilings, Michael Kerner, Code Development Manager at ClarkDietrich Building Systems, discusses how resilient channel design selection can significantly impact a wall, ceiling or floor assembly’s overall acoustical...
  Nov 2016 View a article on Building it Virtually in Metal Construction News Magazine Features. Steve Ausborn (BIM Project Manager at ClarkDietrich) talks about how Building it Virtually can help eliminate rework in the field. Learn more about ClarkDietrich's BIM Engineering Services at ...
San Diego opens its first net zero library, combining sustainable design and technological innovation AUG 1, 2016 Article from Metal Architecture spotlights San Diego’s first net-zero building, the Alpine Library, which also specified ClarkDietrich’s products.   ClarkDietrich Building Systems...
  August 1, 2016 View the "What’s Going on in the Lath & Plaster Industry?" article in Walls & Ceilings Magazine written by Chris K. Little the Senior Product Manager for ClarkDietrich Building Systems. To get an understanding of what’s happening in the lath and plaster industry...
June 2016 Think you can’t teach old dogs new tricks? Well, sometimes you can. Think you can’t finish an interior frame job 25 percent faster than usual? Sometimes you can do that, too. And, on a really good project, sometimes you can do both. At least if you are Cheyne Jackson you can. The June...
May 2016 View the "Cold-Formed Steel Was Great Yesterday, Even Better Today" article in the DesignAndBuildWithMetal.com site written by Greg Ralph, Vice President of Business Development at ClarkDietrich Building Systems. Cold-formed steel has come a long way since it was advertised for use in...
April 2016 View the EQ Coatings: Dispelling Misconceptions Through Facts article in the April 2016 of TheConstruction Specifier written by Michael C. Kerner the Code Development Manager for ClarkDietrich Building Systems. While previous articles in The Construction Specifier offered an...
March 2016 View "Framing Systems Takes Dalian On the Park to New Heights" article in Walls and Ceilings Magazine written by Terry Westerman the VP of Marketing for ClarkDietrich Building Systems. About new framing system used in prefabricated wall panels to help build the new Rodin Square,...
June 2015 View the Permitting Wood in Tall Buildings: Need to Reevaluate Building Codes? article in Metal Construction News written by Larry Williams the executive director of the Steel Framing Industry Association (SFIA). Now with the growing body of evidence of significantly higher risks...
April 2015 View Specifying EQ Coatings for Steel Studs article in The Construction Specifier written by Greg Ralph the VP of Business Development for ClarkDietrich Building Systems. Read the online version of the article on Construction Specifier's site. Learn more about ClarkDietrich's ...
April 1, 2015 View Reinforcing Stucco Walls article in Walls & Ceilings Magazine written by Chris K. Little the Senior Product Manager for ClarkDietrich Building Systems. Plenty of metal plaster base options are on the market, be it diamond mesh, woven wire or welded wire lath. But, which...
August 2014 View The Benefits of BIM for Interior Steel Framing article in The Construction Specifier written by Mike Murzyn the Technical Product & Marketing Manager for ClarkDietrich Building Systems. Read the online version of the article on Construction Specifier's site. Learn more...
January 2014 View the Best Practices for Selection and Installation of Expanded Metal Lath Products article in Walls & Ceilings Magazine written by Chris K. Little the Senior Product Manager for ClarkDietrich Building Systems. Read the online version of the article on Wall's & Ceilings ...
January 2014 View the Innovative Steel Framing Materials Reduce Labor, Save Time article in Metal Construction News written by Michael C. Kerner the Code Development Manager for ClarkDietrich Building Systems and Alex MacDonald from USG Corp. Learn more about ClarkDietrich's TradeReady® Joist...
December 2013 View an article on Passive Fire Protection written by Gregg Stahl the Product Development Director for ClarkDietrich Building Systems and published by Commercial Building Products. Learn more about ClarkDietrich's BlazeFrame Integrated Fire Stop Systems. Read the original online...
October 2013 View the Passive Firestop Systems article in Structural Engineer's web exclusive site written by Gregg Stahl the Product Development Director for ClarkDietrich Building Systems. Learn more about ClarkDietrich's BlazeFrame Integrated Fire Stop Systems.