Welcome to the VantagePoint Blog, the landing place for views and perspectives from ClarkDietrich Building Systems. Whether you’re a frequent visitor, or a passerby who occasionally drops by to read up on the latest in steel framing, we created VantagePoint to serve as a knowledge bank for the latest developments in what is an ever-complex construction process.
As part of the VantagePoint Blog, we launched “On Point” a series of Q&A style blog posts, where we sit down with industry experts both inside ClarkDietrich and outside the company to get their views on the latest trends and topics in their respective fields. In this post, we caught up with our very own Code Development Manager, Adam Shoemaker, CDT, LEED AP, to get his perspective on steel and sustainability.
August 1, 2016
To get an understanding of what’s happening in the lath and plaster industry is largely a function of being in-tune of what’s going on with ASTM committee C11 on Gypsum and Related Building Materials and Systems....Read More Here
July 15, 2016 — The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) presented three Design Excellence Awards during the recent 2016 CFSEI/MASFA (Mid-Atlantic Steel Framing Alliance) Expo at the Historic Inns of Annapolis in Annapolis, Maryland.
The CFSEI Design Excellence Awards recognize small and large projects that exemplify excellence in the structural design of new or renovated structures utilizing cold-formed steel products.
We’ll be presenting in the 2nd (June 8th) and 3rd (June 15th) webinars
More on AWCI’s BIM Doing it Right™ webinar:
ClarkDietrich Receives ProSTUD Drywall Framing System Research Report
The City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety has certified, in report LA RR 26019, that ClarkDietrich’s ProSTUD® Drywall Framing System (ProSTUD® and ProTRAK®) are code compliant building products and are approved for use in construction in the City of Los Angeles.
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 portable iron houses for the California Gold Rush in 1849. Its use in construction was limited back then, but it was an option nonetheless. The material, like many other aspects of modern life, evolved alongside the industrialization of North America.