Let's Fix Construction

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”

Balancing a New Career with an Old Passion

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 counselor for eight years. Thanks to ClarkDietrich’s commitment to employees living a balanced life, this year – her first with the company – was no different.

10 Innovations That Have Shaped Cold-Formed Steel Framing

  1. 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. 
  2. EQ Coatings – These specialized, high-performance coatings add to the corrosion resistance of the existing base coating of steel framing members; in many cases exceeding the performance of traditional G40 steel. 

Wrapping up a Fun, Productive Week at CONSTRUCT 2016

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 and education solutions. If you design, build, specify, engineer, renovate or operate in the built environment, you should have been at this event. 

ClarkDietrich Building Systems Brings #WallTalk to CONSTRUCT 2016

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 result in cost savings for contractors and building owners. With this in mind, ClarkDietrich Building Systems, will dedicate its time at CONSTRUCT 2016 to “Wall Talk” an initiative to jump start industry dialogue about the intricacies of proper wall assembly design.   

Welcome to VantagePoint Blog – Your Lens Into ClarkDietrich

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 latest developments in what is an ever-complex construction process.

On Point - Perspective on Steel and Sustainability

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 our very own Code Development Manager, Adam Shoemaker, CDT, LEED AP, to get his perspective on steel and sustainability.