Code Compliance

ClarkDietrich Building Systems remains committed to providing code-compliant materials, as well as training and education for contractors, architects, and code officials on fundamental properties of achieving and maintaining code compliance.

Certified Code Compliant Letter

ClarkDietrich Building Systems products are certified code compliant through a number of agencies including the ICC Evaluation Service, Underwriter's Laboratories (UL), Architectural Testing, Inc. and Intertek Testing.

ClarkDietrich's Material Certifications & Code Approvals
 

ClarkDietrich Building Systems is pleased to announce that it has received a Code Compliance Research Report (CCRR) from Architectural Testing, Inc. (ATI) for its ProSTUD® Drywall Framing System (ProSTUD and ProTRAK®). The report, ATI CCRR-0207, confirms the system’s compliance with the 2012 International Building Code®, 2012 International Residential Code® and the 2013 California and 2010 Florida Building Codes.
 

Steel Framing Industry Association (SFIA)


Check the updated list of Certified Production Facilities at Architectural Testing's website at www.archtest.com.

ClarkDietrich Building Systems is a founding and participating member in the Steel Framing Industry Association (SFIA). Commitment to this industry organization includes our participation in the SFIA Code Compliance Program for both non-structural and structural stud products. Participation involves pre-qualification of our manufacturing facilities, review of quality control manuals, and unannounced quarterly inspections by the independent third party administrator – Architectural Testing, Inc. (ATI.)  Random inspections verify that as a manufacturer, we are producing product in accordance with our stated quality control program. The inspection process also involves taking random samples of both non-structural products and structural products. Testing of the samples at the independent ATI laboratory ensures that proper coatings, steel yield strengths, dimensions, etc., are being produced.


Check the updated list of Certified Production Facilities at Architectural Testing's website at www.archtest.com.

Learn more about SFIA at www.steelframingassociation.org

 

SFIA Manufacturing Compliance Certification Program for Connectors for Cold-Formed Steel Construction

FastClip™ Slide clips and Extended FastClip Slide clips have achieved the Steel Framing Industry Association’s (SFIA) certification for manufacturing compliance. This designation certifies that ClarkDietrich’s clip and connector products bearing the SFIA compliance label are manufactured in accordance with an approved quality control program set forth by the associated.

For more information, visit SFIA Certification Program Site

 

Code Compliance Training PowerPoint

Download a PDF version of the Presentation by clicking here.

This PowerPoint presentation explains the four requirements that cold-formed steel studs must meet in order to be in conformance with IBC 2012. These are:

  • Coatings
  • Material Thickness
  • Stud Physical Dimensions
  • Marking and Identification

In addition, we explore what you may not be aware of with regard to fire-rated partitions and the use of non-conforming studs.

 

Code Compliance Checklist

Code officials or anyone who can use a condensed version of this information, presented in a checklist format, may wish to check out our Code Compliance Checklist.

 

Continuing Education Course on ASTM standards
 

Proper Specifying and Installation Recommendations for Nonstructural Wall Framing

Understand the ASTM standards that are typically specified for the material, manufacturing, and installation requirements for drywall studs. This course explains the requirements for drywall studs per ASTM C645 & ASTM C754, and describes how to specify fire-rated partitions.
 
This course qualifies for (1.5) AIA HSW CE Hour
AIA Course Number: DIE05K

The above link will take you to the site of Ron Blank and Associates that administers our AIA CEU classes.

 

Specification Review

You can design and build with confidence knowing that ClarkDietrich Building Systems uses and produces code-compliant products. Request that one of our architectural services representatives contact you to review and update your specifications. Learn more by clicking here.

 

Code Adoption Resources:

ATI - Architectural Test & Certifications
http://www.archtest.com

ICC -Adoption of I-Codes by state
https://www.iccsafe.org/wp-content/uploads/State-Local-Code-Charts.pdf

ICC Lookup - Adoption of I-codes by state and jurisdiction

ICC -Map of US with states
http://www.iccsafe.org/gr/Pages/adoptions.aspx

For a detailed report of your UL fire-rated partition assembly click here.
You will need to have the UL test number.