ClarkDietrich Introduces Interior Wall, Steel Framing BIM System

BIM Wall Creator offers robust database to enhance collaboration and create information-rich wall types.

ClarkDietrich Building Systems introduces the construction industry's most comprehensive Building Information Modeling (BIM) system tailored specifically for interior wall creation and steel framing.

ClarkDietrich BIM Wall Creator develops information-rich wall types, with specific details on UL, STC and limiting heights. Professionals using AutoDesk Revit can add the new ClarkDietrich BIM Wall Creator by visiting and downloading the free add-on software.

"The ClarkDietrich BIM Wall Creator is the first design tool that intelligently incorporates detailed information on wall elements and design properties, such as UL assemblies based on fire rating requirements, STC sound ratings and limiting height design," said Mike Murzyn, Technical Product and Marketing Manager, ClarkDietrich. "This type of interactive platform, in which details have been linked together, is truly unparalleled and gives architects and contractors everything needed to successfully design even the most challenging wall assemblies."

The system's intuitive design and integrated data on wall assemblies allows users to seamlessly search and update entire wall designs based on specific input parameters. The wall type is created to reflect the proper assembly of materials necessary for wall construction, including: manufacturer and product information, types of sheathing, overall wall width, UL and STC data, wall height design, LEED information and product SubmittalPro/data sheet links.

"ClarkDietrich recognized a need among architects and contractors for BIM systems to include more detail on wall assemblies, in order to automate and streamline the building process. The BIM Wall Creator opens the door for architects to pass models onto contractors with the assurance all materials will work together within the overall building design," said Robert Warr, PE, Director of ClarkDietrich Engineering Services.

In addition to the new BIM system offering, ClarkDietrich Engineering Services (CDES) helps support building projects with customized services for detailed wall framing profiles.

"Over the past few months, our engineering team has developed more than one million square feet of BIM coordinated models for our clients," added Warr. "Our team can create a full engineering package that includes calculations and shop drawings directly from the BIM model in order to complete required documentation and design. We offer the industry's most knowledgeable, trusted team of experts to support BIM questions and projects."

CDES offers BIM coordination and engineering design services for cold-formed steel framing to architects, general contractors and subcontractors. BIM coordination includes assisting with clash avoidance, collaborating with other trades, creating 3D visuals for cold-formed steel framing, providing detailed documentation/shop drawings that include wall elevations, sections and plan views, and other customized BIM services. To contact CDES, email or call (877) 832-3206.