Innovation with screwless metal stud framing


Using bendable tabs, the new TAB TRACK offers screwless stud-to-track attachment for metal stud wall framing. The tabs are evenly spaced throughout the track leg to provide not only consistent on-center stud layout without a tape measure, but also placement for additional studs that may be off-layout.

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Metal and ACM architectural column covers offer sound-dampening


SAF’s metal column covers, and aluminum composite material (ACM) column covers and beam wrap systems, are custom-fabricated and finished to order. When sound-deadening is required, the QUIET option offers an acoustical-grade thermoplastic applied to the products’ inside surfaces.

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Air and moisture barriers for owners who demand better buildings


Fully adhered DELTA®-VENT SA high-performance air and moisture barrier meets the requirements of owners better than alternative barriers. Less prone to air and moisture leaks common with other types of barriers, DELTA-VENT SA is aggressively self-adhesive, featuring a unique front-side adhesive edge for air- and watertight laps.

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Elegant spaces enhanced with natural light

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Since 1971, Special-Lite has provided commercial exterior entrance solutions and has built a reputation for engineering and manufacturing exceptional products. Now, we are introducing Type 2 interior aluminum framing and our new interior aluminum-framed door.

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Understanding fire-rated glass floors

Specifying fire-rated glass floors can offer numerous advantages in both form and function. The topic is part of a new e-book on specialty glazing. Photo courtesy Technical Glass Products

Design professionals can specify fire-rated glass floor systems in a range of horizontal applications typically reserved for opaque fire- and heat-blocking materials. To find out more, download our free e-book on specialty glazing materials.

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Discussing wall innovations at CONSTRUCT


At this year’s CONSTRUCT show in Austin, ClarkDietrich is making the theme of conversation all about a topic we’re into in a big way. On September 8 and 9, visit Booth 628 to talk all about walls. Specifically, about specifying greater strength and innovation into the walls you design and build.

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Constructing an icon with White Portland Cement


The upscale 432 Park Avenue is the third-tallest building in the United States, and the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere. At almost 425 m (1400 ft) tall, its footprint is just 28 x 28 m (93 x 93 ft). Its height gives this iconic skyscraper impressive views of Central Park and most of Manhattan.

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Preventing air leakage with doors

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The CornellCookson Thermiser Max door is designed to reduce that windblown feeling—especially around the perimeter of the door. In fact, the Thermiser Max has an air leakage value of less than 0.3 cfm/sf.

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Are you comfortable with your wall’s performance?


Building codes for energy-efficient wall design are getting tougher to meet each year. Architects, engineers, and contractors are investing in better insulation, air barrier, and HVAC technology—only to have the systems compromised by inefficient anchors that allow heat to pass through the cavity.

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Using ships ladders drawings in Revit

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Design professionals can update their digital libraries with Revit drawings from Precision Ladders—simply click on to download. Across the country, Precision products are installed in projects requiring quality commercial aluminum access ladders, ships ladders, cages, attic stairs, disappearing stairways, industrial stairs, roof hatches, and guardrails.

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D-Blaze FRTW earns GREENGUARD Gold Certification


D-Blaze is a fire-retardant wood treatment pressure-impregnated into framing lumber and plywood. It is suitable for interior wall, roof, and floor assemblies and applications where fire retardant construction materials are specified or required by building codes.

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EQ coatings educational campaign launched

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The steel stud industry has changed considerably over the last several years. The proliferation of building information modeling (BIM), an increased emphasis on product transparency, and the advent of proprietary products that increase jobsite efficiency have pushed the industry forward.

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