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The Importance of Lath Embedment in Portland-Cement Plaster (Stucco)

In this paper, we will define the term “embedment” as it relates to lathing materials and the associated background of the lath and plaster concept. Furthermore, we will apply the embedment concept to various types of lathing materials installed and consider the pros and cons of each style when...

High-Performance Equivalent Coatings Offer Superior Corrosion Resistance for Steel Framing

Read the "High-Performance Equivalent Coatings Offer Superior Corrosion Resistance for Steel Framing" White Paper by ClarkDietrich Building Systems.   SEVERAL INDUSTRIES, INCLUDING COLD-FORMED STEEL MANUFACTURERS, have developed high-performance “EQ” coatings that meet or exceed ASTM C645...

Best Practices for Selection & Installation of Expanded Metal Lath Products

Read "Best Practices for Selection and Installation of Expanded Metal Lath Products" White Paper by ClarkDietrich Building Systems.   SPECIFYING THE APPROPRIATE METAL LATH PRODUCT for the application and installing it properly has a dramatic impact on the long-term...

The Evolution of Cold-Formed Steel Joist Framing Products

Read "The Evolution of Cold-Formed Steel Joist Framing Products" White Paper by ClarkDietrich Building Systems. Topic: Proprietary Joist Framing Products Minimize Jobsite Clashes and Help Mid-Rise Construction Projects Finish Faster Learn more about ClarkDietrich's TradeReady® Joist System.

Best Non-Structural Steel Stud Specifications

Read "For Best Non-Structural Steel Stud Specifications, Stay Apprised of Industry Standard Requirements" White Paper by ClarkDietrich Building Systems.   WITH A HISTORY SPANNING MORE THAN HALF A CENTURY in noncombustible commercial construction, cold-formed steel is a popular material choice...