By: GREGG STAHL, DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, ClarkDietrich
When protecting commercial and multi-family buildings, where occupant rates range into the hundreds and cost millions to rebuild, fire protection tops the priority list of concerns for builders, owners and facility managers. It’s crucial to look beyond active fire protection, such as fire extinguishers, fire detectors and sprinkler systems and pay equal attention to the less-visible, passive fire protection systems that work to contain and compartmentalize fire and smoke and its point of origin.
VINYL CONTROL JOINT WITH EMBEDDABLE FLANGE DESIGN - ClarkDietrich E-Flange embeddable stucco profiles provide 80% more embedment than standard "flat flange" profiles. E-Flange allows for more stucco mix to flow through the flange, providing a more thorough and consistent embedment. The unique E-Flange shape also allows for quick and easy tying of lath and other accessories.
ClarkDietrich VINYL DRIP FLANGE WITH BUILT-IN CLOSED CELL BACKER ROD - BackerBead® - Drip Flashing eliminates the need to install a backer rod separately, as the product features a factory-applied backer rod that is affixed to the vinyl Drip Flange and set for accurate jointing.
West Chester, OH - October 1, 2018 - ClarkDietrich, the construction industry’s largest manufacturer of steel framing products and services, today announced that its Vinyl Corp. and Strait-Flex divisions will be fully integrated into the ClarkDietrich corporate brand identity. The Vinyl Corp. company name will be phased out and its products incorporated into ClarkDietrich’s portfolio of bead and trim products, while the well-known Strait-Flex brand will remain as a product line within ClarkDietrich.
The ClarkDietrich Drift Rail and Clip is a uniquely designed two-piece system that is used to attach curtain-wall studs to the building structure and allows for vertical and lateral movement or to be rigidly attached. The system utilizes a C-Shaped Drift Rail and distinctively designed Drift Rail Clips that rotate into position for easy installation.
West Chester, OH - August 10, 2018 — ClarkDietrich announced today that it has earned the 2019 Military Friendly® Employer. Institutions earning the Military Friendly® Employer designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 200 companies participated in the Military Friendly® Employers portion of the 2019 Military Friendly® Companies survey.
Building Owner: U.S. Army of Corps of Engineers
Architect: SVA Architects, Inc.
Structural Project Engineer: McClure Engineering Company
CFS Specialty Engineer: ClarkDietrich Engineering Services
CFS Specialty Contractor: SWI Finishing
August 2, 2018 - West Chester, OH – ClarkDietrich, the largest manufacturer of cold-formed steel framing construction products in North America, announced today that the company has acquired 50 percent ownership interest in Structa Wire Corp, a manufacturer of high-performance welded wire products for the lath and plaster industry.