Welcome to VantagePoint Blog – Your Lens Into ClarkDietrich

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.

On Point - Perspective on Steel and Sustainability

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.

 

 

What’s Going on in the Lath & Plaster Industry?

 

August 1, 2016

View the "What’s Going on in the Lath & Plaster Industry?" article in Walls & Ceilings Magazine written by Chris K. Little the Senior Product Manager for ClarkDietrich Building Systems.

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

CDES awarded 3rd Place for 2016 CFSEI Design Excellence Award

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.

New Tricks for Old Dogs

June 2016

Think you can’t teach old dogs new tricks? Well, sometimes you can. Think you can’t finish an interior frame job 25 percent faster than usual? Sometimes you can do that, too. And, on a really good project, sometimes you can do both.

ClarkDietrich Receives ProSTUD Drywall Framing System Research Report

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.

Cold-Formed Steel Was Great Yesterday, Even Better Today

May 2016

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.