ClarkDietrich™ Brings Steel Framing Innovation to CONSTRUCT 2014

Septemver 9th, 2014 - West Chester, Ohio — ClarkDietrich Building Systems will be exhibiting new products and BIM technologies at CONSTRUCT ⎯ the only national trade show and conference designed specifically for the commercial building community ⎯ in Baltimore on Sept. 10-11. 
The highlight of the booth is ClarkDietrich’s newest drywall framing stud ⎯ ProSTUD® with DiamondPlus™ Coating. Building code compliant for nonstructural applications, ProSTUD with DiamondPlus Coating combines the benchmark performance of ProSTUD with a corrosion-inhibiting coating superior to the standard G40 galvanized coating. 
By attaching to the zinc-coated substrate of the steel through a chemical reaction, DiamondPlus coating forms a permanent bond that fills voids, crack and pores. This process accounts for the enhanced corrosion protection of the steel framing system. 
 “CONSTRUCT is the ideal platform to showcase our new products and technological innovations, as it is widely considered the premier event for commercial building teams,” said Terry Westerman, vice president of marketing at ClarkDietrich Building System. “We are excited to present such a breadth of solutions under one roof at the CONSTRUCT show.” 
The ClarkDietrich booth will also feature its BlazeFrame® fire-stopping system, a first-of-its-kind product that integrates fire and joint protection dependability into a single head-of-wall system.
The unique design of the BlazeFrame system offers protection and support of wall framing materials for up to three inches of movement capability, while eliminating requirements for caulks, sprays, drywall rips and contour drywall cuts throughout joint assemblies. When exposed to heat above 375 degrees Fahrenheit, the affixed 2-mm thick intumescent material expands up to 35 times its size to prevent the passage of heat, smoke and flames during a fire.
For attendees looking for the latest tools for interior wall design, ClarkDietrich will have an interactive module to demonstrate its BIM system, ClarkDietrich Wall Type Creator™
Wall Type Creator is the first BIM system to intelligently incorporate detailed information on cold-formed steel wall elements and design properties, allowing architects to develop information-rich wall types, with specific details on UL, STC and limiting heights.