ProSTUD® with DiamondPlus® Coating meets and exceeds the code. But in recent years, many architects, specification writers and contractors have been misled to believe it doesn’t. Today, the facts speak.
ClarkDietrich stands on the winning side of a landmark legal decision in which a jury agreed, unanimously, that a group of competitors entered a conspiracy to publish false statements about our ProSTUD products. The jury also determined this same group had violated the Ohio Deceptive Trade Practices act and engaged in unfair competition.
In addition to the legal victory, our position is bolstered by abundant data and solid science. Results from recent salt spray testing prove that ProSTUD with DiamondPlus Coating meets the performance level of standard G40 steel—and far surpasses it. That’s because our EQ coating is not a paint, primer or surface treatment. It’s a permanently bonded coating formed through a chemical reaction that provides unparalleled corrosion protection.
Here, you can explore our growing list of resources and discover the truth. There’s more than enough information to help you specify our EQ coated studs with absolute confidence.
Our campaign to clear up the confusion on EQ coatings will be an ongoing one. As an industry leader committed to openly sharing credible information and knowledge, we invite you to stay up-to-date on our latest developments.
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Why not go even deeper and gain continuing education credits at the same time? These opportunities will show you how the building code permits the use of EQ coatings, as well as how the coatings actually provide you and your clients a superior level of protection against corrosion.
Online learning is also a convenient method for AEC professionals to gain knowledge and earn continuing education credits. These courses are free-of-charge and can be taken at your convenience. To get more details and sign up, click here.
There are a lot of “opinions” and misinformation being bantered about regarding the equivalent (EQ) coatings. This presentation will show you factually how the building code permits the use of EQ coatings, and how these new and innovative coatings actually provide you and your clients superior protection against corrosion.
This presentation will address what you need to know about EQ coatings and how you should evaluate them to ensure that you are getting a coating that will provide superior corrosion resistance than the conventional coatings used for the last quarter century—and actually lessen your liability.
Online course through Ron Blank.
This course qualifies for (1) AIA HSW CE Hour
AIA Course Number: DIE05M