Why Passive Fire Protection is Critical to Commercial Construction Plans

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.    

ClarkDietrich Begins Integration of Vinyl Corp. and Strait-Flex into Corporate Brand Identity

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.

ClarkDietrich Earns 2019 Military Friendly® Employer Designation

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. 

ClarkDietrich Engineering Services Teams With U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for Barracks Project in Southern California

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