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ClarkDietrich Exhibits at Autodesk University 2015

ClarkDietrich™ Building Systems to Introduce New Steel Framing Products, BIM Software at Autodesk® University 2015

Global Event Dedicated to Connecting the Latest in Software Innovations to the Building and Design Community Takes Place in Las Vegas Dec. 1-3

Nov. 20th, 2015 - West Chester, Ohio – ClarkDietrich Building Systems, the largest manufacturer of cold-formed steel framing in North America, will exhibit its latest BIM tools and services at Autodesk® University 2015 (AU 2015) as part of the GTP Services booth. As the premier learning destination for Autodesk® customers worldwide, attendees will learn first-hand from experts and industry thought leaders in the fields of automated design and construction software. 

The GTP Services, LLC, booth will include multiple trade manufacturers all showcasing how Autodesk’s software can help transition the BIM model into the field.

“We’re extremely excited to be part of AU 2015, and to be an asset for architects, designers and contractors looking to learn about the latest innovations in cold-formed steel framing, and how to take BIM technology from the office to the field,” said Mike Murzyn, Technical Product and Marketing Manager, ClarkDietrich Building Systems.

As part of the exhibit, ClarkDietrich will demonstrate how the company’s Engineering and BIM Services integrate with GTP Services and Autodesk Point Layout, giving contractors the ability to take BIM model points out to the field with robotic total stations. This technology, combined with the company’s coordination and engineering design services, results in more accurate jobsite layouts. 

BIM coordination includes assisting with clash avoidance, collaborating with other trades, creating 3-D visuals for cold-formed steel framing, providing detailed documentation/shop drawings that include plan views, wall sections, panel drawings and other customized BIM services.

Contractors can take a look at ClarkDietrich’s custom BIM Framing Tools built into StrucSoft Solutions Metal Wood Framer (MWF) Pro Wall packages. MWF is a template-based and rule-driven extension to Autodesk Revit® for framing that empowers users to automate the modeling, clash detection and manufacturing of cold-formed steel BIM models.

For architects looking for the latest design tools for interior wall design, ClarkDietrich will have an interactive module to highlight its Wall Type Creator Revit® add-in tool. Wall Type Creator is the first Revit add-in 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 test, STC ratings and limiting heights. Now available in Autodesk’s Revit Exchange Store.

In addition to the company’s wide ranging technology platforms, ClarkDietrich Building Systems will also showcase its steel framing products. Products on display include: 
•    TRAKLOC® Telescopic Length Adjustable Drywall Framing System
•    BlazeFrame® Fire Stop Deflection Track System
•    RedHeader RO™ Rough Opening System

Ultimately, Murzyn believes the company’s presence at this year's event solidifies ClarkDietrich as the leading innovator in the steel framing industry.

“AU 2015 is where the thought leaders on building information modeling will be, and as ClarkDietrich has become a growing resource for product and marketplace perspectives for all aspects of cold-formed steel framing, we look forward to sharing what we learned and bringing new technologies to the table that will push the industry forward.”

More about ClarkDietrich’s BIM Services and Systems can be found 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 manufacturer of light gauge steel framing in North America. Clarkwestern Dietrich Building Systems is a 75/25 joint venture with Marubeni-Itochu Steel America Inc. (MISA) and Worthington Industries, Inc.

About GTP Services LLC
GTP is a hardware dealer, specializing in the use of Total Stations and Scanners within the construction industry specializing in bringing CADD (Computer Aided Drafting & Design) and BIM (Building Information Modeling) data from the office to the field for job site layout. With this improved construction approach, projects are being completed on time and under budget, with more accuracy than ever before imagined.

As of August 21, 2013 Autodesk®, Inc. has completed the acquisition of technology assets from Colorado-based GTP Services LLC and today introduces Autodesk® Point Layout.