Let's Fix Construction

Let's Fix Construction

Contributed by Cherise Lakeside

•    “I have always done it this way”
•    “I didn’t ask”
•    “I didn’t know”
•    “Nobody told me”
•    “When did that change?”
•    “That will never work”
•     “This is what I learned”

Balancing a New Career with an Old Passion

Balancing a New Career with an Old Passion:
Grace Dill blends life as account representative and MDA counselor

The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) has a friend in Grace Dill. Grace, an account representative for the Baltimore region for ClarkDietrich, has volunteered as an MDA camp counselor for eight years. Thanks to ClarkDietrich’s commitment to employees living a balanced life, this year – her first with the company – was no different.

10 Innovations That Have Shaped Cold-Formed Steel Framing

  1. BIM – BIM technology now makes it possible to intelligently incorporate detailed information on wall elements and design properties, such as UL assemblies based on fire-rating requirements, STC sound ratings and limiting height design. 
  2. EQ Coatings – These specialized, high-performance coatings add to the corrosion resistance of the existing base coating of steel framing members; in many cases exceeding the performance of traditional G40 steel. 

Wrapping up a Fun, Productive Week at CONSTRUCT 2016

The building and construction specification community recently descended upon Austin, Texas for the CONSTRUCT trade show and educational conference. The event is is one of only a few national trade shows specifically designed to provide the commercial building team real-world, practical products and education solutions. If you design, build, specify, engineer, renovate or operate in the built environment, you should have been at this event.