WALL AND FLOOR CONSTRUCTION ARRANGEMENTS AND METHODS — DIETRICH INDUSTRIES, INC.

WALL AND FLOOR CONSTRUCTION ARRANGEMENTS AND METHODS - DIETRICH INDUSTRIES, INC.

1. A wall and floor construction, comprising: a support structure; a plurality of vertically extending first studs supported on the support structure the first studs each having a top end portion received in an upper wall track and define a first wall side and a second wall side; a first joist rim attached to at least some of the vertically extending first studs on the first wall side and being oriented at a desired distance above the support structure; a plurality of first joists coupled to the first joist rim; first decking material supported on the plurality of first joists; a bottom wall track having a web and two upstanding legs, the bottom web supported on the upper wall track; a plurality of vertically extending second studs each having a bottom end received in the bottom wall track, the ends of said vertically extending second studs being spaced from each other to define open areas between the bottom ends of the spaced second studs and the web and legs of the bottom track; and a cementitious material on the first decking and in the open areas to form a floor surface on the first decking material and a barrier in the open areas.

2. The wall and floor construction of claim 1 wherein the plurality of first joists are each attached to the first joist rim by a corresponding tab integrally formed in the first joist rim.

3. The wall and floor construction of claim 2 wherein: each of the first joists comprise: a first joist web; a first joist upper leg protruding from the first joist web; and a first joist lower leg protruding from the first joist web; and the first joist rim comprises: a first rim web; a first upper rim leg protruding from the first rim web;

a first lower rim leg protruding from the first rim web; and a plurality of first tabs integrally formed in the first rim web corresponding to the first joists for attachment to the first joist webs thereof.

4. The wall and floor construction of claim 1 wherein the first decking material comprises corrugated metal panels.

5. The wall and floor construction of claim 1 further comprising a continuous shear transfer plate interposed between the upper wall track and the bottom wall track.

6. The wall and floor construction of claim 1 further comprising: a first angle coupled to at least some of the vertically extending first studs and the first joist rim; and a shear wall panel attached to at least some of the vertically extending first studs on the first wall side and being further attached to the first angle.

7. The wall and floor construction of claim 1 further comprising: a second joist rim attached to at least some of the vertically extending first studs on the second wall side and being oriented at the desired distance above the support structure; a plurality of second joists coupled to the second joist rim; and second decking material supported on the plurality of second joists wherein the cementitious material is also applied onto the second decking material to form another floor surface on the second decking material.

8. The wall and floor construction of claim 7 wherein the plurality of second joists are each attached to the second joist rim by a corresponding tab integrally formed in the first joist rim.

9. The wall and floor construction of claim 7 wherein: each of the second joists comprises:

a second joist web; a second upper joist leg protruding from the second joist web; and a second lower joist leg protruding from the second joist web; and the second joist rim comprises: a second rim web; a second upper rim leg protruding from the second rim web; a second lower rim leg protruding from the second rim web; and a plurality of second tabs integrally formed in the second rim web and corresponding to the second joists for attachment to the second joist webs thereof.

10. The wall and floor construction of claim 7 wherein the first and second decking materials comprise corrugated metal panels.

11. The wall and floor construction of claim 7 further comprising a continuous shear transfer plate interposed between the upper wall track and the bottom wall track.

12. A wall and floor construction, comprising: a support structure; a plurality of vertically extending first studs supported on the support structure and each having a top end portion and defining a first wall side and a second wall side; a header comprising: a first header flange; a second header flange; and a top header web connected to said first and second header flanges and extending therebetween to define an area for receiving the top end portions of the first studs therein, the top end portions of the first studs being coupled to at least one of the first and second header flanges; a plurality of first joists coupled to the first header flange; first decking material supported on the plurality of first joists;

a bottom wall track having a web and two upstanding legs, the web supported on the top header web of the header; a plurality of vertically extending second studs each having a bottom end received in the bottom wall track, the bottom ends of the vertically extending second studs being spaced from each other to define open areas between the bottom ends of the spaced second studs and the web and the upstanding legs of the bottom wall track; and a cementitious material on the first decking material and in the open areas to define a barrier in the open areas and a first floor surface on the first decking materials.

13. The wall and floor construction of claim 12 further comprising a first lower leg protruding from the first header flange.

14. The wall and floor construction of claim 12 wherein the plurality of first joists are each attached to the header by a corresponding first tab integrally formed in the first header flange.

15. The wall and floor construction of claim 12 wherein the first decking material comprises corrugated metal panels.

16. The wall and floor construction of claim 12 further comprising a continuous shear transfer plate interposed between the top header web and the bottom wall track.

17. The wall and floor construction of claim 12 further comprising: a first angle coupled to at least some of the vertically extending first studs and the first joist rim; and a shear wall panel attached to at least some of the vertically extending first studs on the first wall side and being further attached to the first angle.

18. The wall and floor construction of claim 12 further comprising: a plurality of second joists coupled to the second header flange; and second decking material supported on the plurality of second joists and wherein the cementitious material is also applied onto the second decking material to form a second floor surface thereon.

19. The wall and floor construction of claim 18 further comprising a second lower leg protruding from the second header flange.

20. The wall and floor construction of claim 18 wherein the plurality of second joists are each attached to the second header flange by a corresponding second tab integrally formed in the second header flange.

21. The wall and floor construction of claim 18 wherein the first and second decking materials comprise corrugated metal panels.

22. A wall and floor construction, comprising: a support structure; a plurality of vertically extending first studs supported on the support structure and each having a top end portion and defining a first wall side and a second wall side; a first joist rim comprising: a first rim web attached to top portions of at least some of the vertically extending first studs on the first wall side thereof; a first bottom rim leg protruding from one the of the first rim web; and a first top rim leg protruding from another side of the first rim web and extending over a portion of the top end portions of the first studs; a plurality of first joists coupled to the first rim web; a second joist rim comprising: a second rim web attached to said top end portions of at least some of the vertically extending first studs on the second wall side thereof; a second bottom rim leg protruding from one side of the second rim

web; and a second top rim leg protruding from another side of the second rim web and extending over another portion of the top end portions of the first studs; a plurality of second joists coupled to the second rim web; first decking material supported on the plurality of first joists; a bottom wall track having a bottom web and two upstanding legs, the bottom web supported on the first top rim leg and the second top rim leg; a plurality of vertically extending second studs each having a bottom end received in the bottom wall track, the ends of the vertically extending second studs being spaced from each other to define open areas between the bottom ends of the spaced second studs and the web and legs of the bottom track; second decking material supported on the plurality of second joists; and a cementitious material on the first decking material, the second decking material and in said open areas to define coplanar first and second floor surfaces.

23. The wall and floor construction of claim 22 wherein the plurality of first joists are each attached to the first rim web by a corresponding first tab integrally formed in the first rim web and wherein each of the second joists are attached to the second rim web by a corresponding second tab integrally formed in the second rim web.

24. The wall and floor construction of claim 22 wherein the first and second decking materials comprise corrugated metal panels.

25. The wall and floor construction of claim 22 further comprising a continuous shear transfer plate interposed between the first and second top legs and the bottom wall track.

26. A method of constructing a wall and floor structure, comprising: constructing a support structure; constructing a first bearing wall having a first bottom track, a first top track and a plurality of vertically extending first studs supported between the first bottom

and top tracks and being attached thereto; supporting the first bottom track of the a first bearing wall on the support structure; affixing a first joist rim to a first side of at least some of the vertically extending first studs; affixing a plurality of first floor joists to the first joist rim; affixing a second joist rim to a second side of at least some of the first studs; affixing a plurality of second floor joists to the second joist rim; supporting first floor decking material on the plurality of first floor joists; supporting second floor decking material on the plurality of second floor joists; constructing a second wall having a second bottom track, a second top track and a plurality of vertically extending second studs supported between said second bottom track and said second top track and being coupled thereto, said second studs spaced from each other to define open areas in the bottom track between the second studs; supporting the second bottom track on the first top track; and forming floor segments on the first and second decking materials from cementitious material, the cementitious material being received in at least some of the open areas on the second bottom track between the vertically extending second studs.

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27. The method of claim 26 wherein the forming floor segments on the first ands second decking materials comprises: applying a slurry of the cementitious material onto the first and second decking materials and in the open areas on the second bottom track; and leveling the slurry of cementitious material.

28. The method of claim 26 further comprising interposing a continuous shear transfer plate between the first top track and the second bottom track.

29. An interior wall construction for a structure having a support structure and a plurality of joists supported above the support structure, the interior wall comprising: a bottom track supported on the support structure; a top track having a top track web and two legs protruding downwardly from the top track web; a plurality of vertically extending studs having a top end and a bottom end, the bottom end of each stud received in the bottom track and the top end of each stud being received in the top track such that a space is provided between the top ends of the vertically extending studs and the top track web; cementitious material interposed between the top ends of the vertically extending studs and the top track web; and a fastener for fastening the top track web to at least some of the joists.

30. The interior wall of claim 29, wherein the fastener comprises a resilient channel attached to the top track web and at least some of the joists.

31. A wall and floor structure, comprising: a support structure; a first vertically extending wall supported on the support structure; a second vertically extending wall supported on the support structure and spaced from the first vertically extending wall; a plurality of joists attached to the first and second vertically extending walls and extending therebetween and being spaced above the supported structure; and an interior wall comprising: a bottom track supported on the support structure; a top track having a top track web and two legs protruding downwardly from the top track web; a plurality of vertically extending studs having a top end and a bottom end, the bottom end of each stud received in the bottom track and the top end of each stud being received in the top track such that a space is provided between

the top ends of the vertically extending studs and the top track web; cementitious material interposed between the top ends of the vertically extending studs and the top track web; and a fastener for fastening the top track web to at least some of the joists.

32. The wall and floor structure of claim 31. wherein the fastener comprises a resilient channel attached to the top track web and at least some of the joists.

33. The wall and floor structure of claim 31 further comprising insulation material supported between at least some of the joists.

34. A wall and floor arrangement, comprising: a plurality of vertically extending first studs forming a first wall structure, each said vertically extending studs having a first side and a second side; a first rim joist having a first rim joist web and a first rim joist upper leg and a first rim joist lower leg, the first rim joist web attached to at least some of said plurality of vertically extending studs on said first side thereof such that said first rim joist upper rim joist leg is substantially co-planar with upper ends of said plurality of vertically extending studs; a plurality of first joists coupled to said first rim joist web, each said first joist having a first joist web and a first joist upper leg and a first joist lower leg; a second rim joist having a second rim joist web and a second rim joist upper leg and a second rim joist lower leg, the second rim joist web attached to at least some of said plurality of vertically extending studs on said second side thereof such that said second rim joist upper leg is substantially co-planar with upper ends of said plurality of vertically extending studs and said first rim joist upper leg; a plurality of second joists coupled to said first second rim joist web, each said second joist having a second joist web and a second joist upper leg and a second joist lower leg; and

cementitious floor panels supported on said upper legs of said first joists, said first rim joist upper legs, said upper ends of said plurality of vertically extending studs, said second rim joist upper legs and said upper legs of said second joists.

35. The wall and floor arrangement of claim 34 further comprising: first ceiling panel material attached to said lower legs of said first joists; second ceiling panel material attached to said lower legs of said second joists; first wallboard material attached to at least some of said plurality of said first vertically extending studs on said first side thereof; second wallboard material attached to at least some of said plurality of said first vertically extending studs on said second side thereof; a plurality of second vertically extending studs forming a second wall structure spaced from said first wall structure, said plurality of second vertically extending studs having a primary side and a secondary side; a drywall grid system attached to at least some of said plurality of first vertically extending studs on said second side thereof and to at least some of said second vertical wall studs on said primary side thereof and extending between said first and second wall structure; drywall material supported by said drywall grid system to form a ceiling of an interior space between said first and second wall structures; primary wallboard material attached to at least some of said second vertical studs on said primary side thereof; and secondary wallboard material attached to at least some of said second vertical studs on said second side thereof, said secondary wall board material having an upper end that extends to said second ceiling panel material.

36. The wall and floor arrangement of claim 35 further comprising a support member attached to the lower legs of at least some of said second joists for providing lateral support to said upper end of said secondary wallboard material.

37. The wall and floor arrangement of claim 36 wherein said support member comprises a steel angle.

38. The wall and floor arrangement of claim 35 wherein said first ceiling panel material is attached to said lower legs of said first joists by a plurality of resilient first connectors and wherein said second ceiling panel material is attached to said lower legs of said second joists by a plurality of second resilient connectors.

39. The wall and floor arrangement of claim 35 wherein said plurality of second vertically extending studs each have an upper end that is attached to an upper track member that has an upper track member web and a paid of upper track member legs.

40. The wall and floor structure of claim 39 further comprising cementitious material between said upper ends of said plurality of said second vertically extending studs and said upper track member web.


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