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New Online and Mobile Tool from ClarkDietrich™ Increases Efficiencies for Contractors and Architects


March 6, 2013 - West Chester, Ohio - ClarkDietrich Building Systems today announced the launch of its new mobile application, ClarkDietrich iTools, which gives contractors and architects access to a broad range of data including cost-saving calculators, design tools, ClipExpress Navigation, LEED request forms and product literature directly from their mobile devices.

ClarkDietrich iTools' intuitive features equip the building community with yet another resource from ClarkDietrich to help evaluate purchasing decisions and assists in product selection for steel framing projects. The cost-saving calculators use applicable project data to give contractors and architects an instant comparative pricing model for both materials and labor for many of ClarkDietrich steel framing products. ClarkDietrich iTools also provides direct links to product pages, instructional videos and SubmittalPro®, where contractors can view technical data sheets and generate submittals.

“The launch of the mobile ClarkDietrich iTools platform is a major industry innovation for the building community,” said Terry Westerman, vice president of marketing, ClarkDietrich Building Systems. “By taking the guesswork out of product selection and providing a comprehensive on-the-go solution for contractors in the field, we’re providing our customers with tools that will allow them to save time and money.”

The new ClarkDietrich iTools app also includes access to the ClarkDietrich interior walls and ceilings design tool.  Developed for contractors using the ProSTUD® Drywall Framing System, it allows building professionals to view ProSTUD data, calculate ProSTUD limiting heights and email final submittal documents directly from their mobile device. has also been updated to include ceiling spans.

Within ClarkDietrich iTools, architects and contractors can navigate the various clips and connectors offered through ClarkDietrich’s Clip Express(SM) service, including the industry’s widest selection of: 

  • Deflection Connections
  • Rigid Connections 
  • Floor Framing Connections
  • Bridging, Bracing, Backing 
  • Roof and Truss Connections
Contractors can view detailed images with products call outs, create submittal PDF files and link directly to product catalogs for additional information.
“We’re bringing tools to our customers’ fingertips that will help them increase their bottom line,” added Westerman. “We understand that efficiency on the jobsite is important and we strive to provide innovative and user-friendly tools that help accomplish this goal.”
iTools is now available in both desktop and mobile formats at
About ClarkDietrich™ Building Systems
ClarkDietrich™ Building Systems is the leading manufacturer of a full-line of drywall studs and accessories, structural studs and joists, metal lath and accessories, shaft wall studs and track, interior finishing products, and connectors and accessories for commercial and residential construction. Quality manufacturing, a full-line offering, national distribution, engineering services and responsive customer service position ClarkDietrich Building Systems as the largest and fastest growing manufacturer of cold-formed steel framing in North America. Clarkwestern Dietrich Building Systems LLC is a 75/25 joint venture with Marubeni-Itochu Steel America Inc. (MISA) and Worthington Industries, Inc.