ClarkDietrich Building Systems announced the opening of its new research and design facility in West Chester, Ohio. Three engineers and four technicians will operate ClarkDietrich Research LLC, a laboratory accredited to meet the requirements of ISO/IEC American National Standards Institute 17025 by the International Accreditation Service (IAS).
“The opening of the new research and design facility helps
maintain ClarkDietrich’s position as an innovation and design leader within the
steel framing industry,” said Bill Courtney, president and CEO at ClarkDietrich
Building Systems. “We look forward to using this facility to expand our design
capabilities and identify areas to improve and build upon safety, efficiencies
and innovation within the building industry.”
The facility provides the company with analytical and
physical testing capabilities to evaluate the mechanical and structural
properties of cold-formed steel building components. In addition, the engineering
evaluation of assemblies ranging from structural connectors to modular framing
systems used to support photovoltaic modules, are within the scope of its IAS
The facility follows the International Code Conference
for the construction of sustainable, safe and affordable buildings.