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), IAPMO Evaluation Services, Architectural Testing, Inc. and the NAHB Research Center.
Steel Framing Industry Association (SFIA)
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.
Learn more about SFIA at www.steelframingassociation.org
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 2009. These are:
- 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
This course provides an in-depth analysis of the two major ASTM standards that govern the manufacture and installation requirements of interior non-structural steel framing members. It also examines commonly specified fire-rated partitions with a focus on applicable solutions when problems arise.
An AIA/CES Registered Program - 1 L.U. meeting HSW
The above link will take you to the site of Ron Blank and Associates that administers our AIA CEU classes.
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.
International Code Adoption Resources
ICC -Adoption of I-Codes by state
ICC -Adoption of I-codes by jurisdiction
ICC -Map of US with states
For a detailed report of your UL fire-rated partition assembly click here.
You will need to have the UL test number.
- Contact ClarkDietrich Technical Services at (888) 437-3244 for any questions on code compliance.