The DBC drywall bridging connector is the latest innovation for cold-formed steel construction from the company. The patent-pending design of the new connector enables one- or two-screw installation, significantly reducing labor and material costs. The product is the first connector load-rated for smaller 3/4-inch u-channel bridging.

Along with the company’s SUBH and MSUBH bridging connectors, the DBC has been extensively lab-tested as a system, ensuring that tabulated design values reflect stud web depth and thickness. The connector has been tested in accordance with ICC-ES AC261. Designed to fit smaller web knockouts common to drywall studs, the connector is compatible with conventional and proprietary drywall studs ranging from 15-33 mil thickness, and with stud depths of 3 5/8 and 6 inch.