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Backed In A Cornerbead

Walls & Ceilings - June 2020 Backed in a Cornerbead With a growing number of corner bead material options, it is important for drywall contractors to become familiar with the benefits of each type of material to ensure the best finish possible on their projects. In the June 2020 issue of...

Stucco Applications on CI Systems

Walls & Ceilings - February 2020 Stucco Applications on CI Systems The growing prevalence of continuous insulation (CI) has created new challenges for the plastering industry, as applying conventional ASTM standards to CI systems takes lathing and accessories far beyond their intended scope...

Specifying the Right Framing Connectors for Deflection

Construction Specifier - February 2020 Specifying the Right Framing Connectors for Deflection When it comes to deflection, the performance of the connections between the cold-formed steel framing and the building structure is critically important, especially in coastal and high-seismic zones...

Building a Landmark in Texas Hill Country

November 6, 2019 Building a Landmark in Texas Hill Country Project Team Specifies Cold-Formed Steel Framing to Construct New City Hall in Texas Hill Country. After nearly 70 years operating out of a historic elementary school that dates back to 1910, the City of Boerne, Texas, will soon move...

When Looking to Build a Structure that will Bounce Back from Catastrophe, CFS is the Answer

Civil + Structural Engineer – October 2019 When Looking to Build a Structure that will Bounce Back from Catastrophe, CFS is the Answer In a feature article in the October 2019 issue of Civil + Structural Engineer, vice president of business development Greg Ralph discusses the various ways cold...

Seven Reasons Cold-Formed Steel is Ideal for Resilient Buildings

Architectural Products – October 2019 Seven Reasons Cold-Formed Steel is Ideal for Resilient Buildings There are many reasons CFS is a superior material for helping structures stand up to intense natural events such as hurricanes and earthquakes. In this article in the October 2019 issue of...

Specifying Cold-Formed Steel for Resilient Buildings: Examining Resiliency in the Built Environment

August 16, 2019 Specifying Cold-Formed Steel for Resilient Buildings: Examining Resiliency in the Built Environment Once you break down the concept of resiliency and the multiple attributes required to design a truly resilient building, it’s clear that cold-formed steel is a superior framing...

Understanding the Importance of Passive Fire Protection

Walls & Ceilings – April 2019 Understanding the Importance of Passive Fire Protection The April 2019 issue of Walls & Ceilings magazine features an article on the importance of fire-stopping systems for commercial construction plans. Gregg Stahl, director of product development,...

Potential Economic Impact of Fires from Use of Combustible Material Frame Construction in Mid-Rise Residential Buildings in Los Angeles County, California

  A study released by Urvashi Kaul, Consultant and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University, seeks to address the issue of wood-framed residential fires, particularly multi-family wood-framed structures. The study, which examines two recent California apartment fires, focuses primarily...

A New ASTM for Plaster Accessories

A New ASTM for Plaster Accessories The September 2018 issue of Walls and Ceilings magazine features an article highlighting that a new ASTM Standard for Exterior Plaster Acccessroies has been developed.   Chris K. Little, Senior Product Manager for ClarkDietrich and a ASTM C11 Stucco Work Group...

Framing The Future: Six Articles On Innovation In Cold-Formed Steel

ClarkDietrich Publishes New Ebook: Framing the Future: Six Articles on Innovation in Cold-formed Steel  The use of high-performing products has become an important component in the design and construction of today’s buildings. These materials play a critical role in a building’s efficiency,...

Steel Construction

Companies Improve Products to Keep Up with User Demands Structure Magazine recently covered how steel companies are keeping up with user demands through updates, enhancements and new products. Chad Casbon, Director of Engineering at ClarkDietrich Engineering Services,...

Attributes of Cold Formed Steel

March 2017 The March 2017 issue of Walls and Ceilings magazine features an article highlighting cold-formed steel framing trends and how contractors use and interact with cold-formed steel framing.   Learn about how far the industry has come over the years and its...

How Resilient Channels Impact Acoustics

How Resilient Channels Impact Acoustics In the December issue of Walls & Ceilings, Michael Kerner, Code Development Manager at ClarkDietrich Building Systems, discusses how resilient channel design selection can significantly impact a wall, ceiling or floor...

Building it Virtually

  Nov 2016 View a article on Building it Virtually in Metal Construction News Magazine Features. Steve Ausborn (BIM Project Manager at ClarkDietrich) talks about how Building it Virtually can help eliminate rework in the field. Learn more about...

Net Zero Library

San Diego opens its first net zero library, combining sustainable design and technological innovation AUG 1, 2016 Article from Metal Architecture spotlights San Diego’s first net-zero building, the Alpine Library, which also specified ClarkDietrich’s products.   ClarkDietrich Building Systems...

What’s Going on in the Lath & Plaster Industry?

  August 1, 2016 View the "What’s Going on in the Lath & Plaster Industry?" article in Walls & Ceilings Magazine written by Chris K. Little the Senior Product Manager for ClarkDietrich Building Systems. To get an understanding of what’s...

New Tricks for Old Dogs

June 2016 Think you can’t teach old dogs new tricks? Well, sometimes you can. Think you can’t finish an interior frame job 25 percent faster than usual? Sometimes you can do that, too. And, on a really good project, sometimes you can do both. At least if you are Cheyne Jackson you can. The June...

Cold-Formed Steel Was Great Yesterday, Even Better Today

May 2016 View the "Cold-Formed Steel Was Great Yesterday, Even Better Today" article in the DesignAndBuildWithMetal.com site written by Greg Ralph, Vice President of Business Development at ClarkDietrich Building Systems. Cold-formed steel has come a long way since it was advertised for use in...

EQ Coatings: Dispelling Misconceptions Through Facts

April 2016 View the EQ Coatings: Dispelling Misconceptions Through Facts article in the April 2016 of TheConstruction Specifier written by Michael C. Kerner the Code Development Manager for ClarkDietrich Building Systems. While previous articles in The Construction Specifier offered an...