For more than 90 years, gypsum board has been used as a high performance, economical, easy-to-install and fire-resistant construction material. The gypsum industry continues to invest in research and development of new and improved products and systems that enhance the value, safety, and overall performance of gypsum panels. This CEU addresses the unique attributes of specialized performance gypsum panels and how they can be used to improve the performance, efficiency, and resilience of multi-family dwellings and commercial structures. The course also discusses how architects and specifiers can benefit building owners and add value to a project through proper selection and installation of gypsum panels.
Building components, especially finishes, have to contend with many structural and environmental factors such as different types of loads that cause movement in the building. Special care must be taken when multiple materials come into contact with one another or where joints, edges, or corners are formed. Using new construction technology and products that absorb or resist movement will maximize the longevity of systems and finishes. This course will cover the types of loads and movement that may occur in a building, how they will affect interior finishes, and solutions for preventing damage to building components from movement.
SilentFX®, featuring Green Glue® and M2Tech® technology, is a noise-reducing gypsum board specifically designed for systems requiring high STC ratings where acoustic management is needed.
This program explores the evolution of drywall ceilings, acoustical ceilings, and the innovation of monolithic acoustical ceiling systems. It includes an introduction to the history of gypsum plaster, and the invention of the gypsum wallboard panel. The evolution of ceilings, and the standards used to gauge performance of ceilings will be discussed. The audience will learn where, when, and how to specify monolithic acoustical drywall ceilings.
Seeking Resilient, Long-Lasting Buildings? Glass Mat and High-Performance Wallboards are the Solution (Print Course)
For highly trafficked durable spaces and buildings requiring higher resilience, architects are turning to enhanced-performance gypsum and glass-mat interior wallboard for their wall and ceiling designs. With hurricanes Harvey, Maria and Irma, western wildfires, and other weather and climate-related disasters wreaking havoc across the nation in 2017, the U.S. incurred a record $306 billion in damages during the year, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Reduce noise transmission up to 90%! SilentFX®, featuring Green Glue® and M2Tech® technology, is a noise-reducing mold resistant gypsum board specifically designed for systems requiring high STC ratings.
Offer a healthier living environment. AirRenew Essential offers a cost-effective solution for healthier homes. It's the first gypsum board that actively cleans the air by removing formaldehyde found indoors.
Vinyl drywall accessories are flexible and durable, and will not rust, kink or dent. They are also cost-effective. The properties of rigid vinyl allow reveals to form around curved walls with the additional benefits of built-in expansion. Trim-Tex Architectural Reveals Beads are available in a wide variety of widths and depths for any project.
Shower Bead replaces paper tape, which can be a food source for mold around shower/bath enclosures. Extra long 2¼" mud leg spans gap between drywall and flange, uses less mud than filling the gap. Features a tear away strip that protects the shower/tub flange from mud, leaving a clean crisp finished edge with no mess. Watch Video.
Trim-Tex offers several solutions for cracking that can occur in control joints. 093V, Fire Rated 093V, and Hideaway Expansion Beads all provide 3/8" of protection for horizontal movement against the stresses of expansion and contraction, and feature tear off strips to protect the center from mud to provide a clean finish. Watch Video.
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