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  Gypsum An Environment-Friendly Building Product


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Description

Most architects know drywall as the product choice for quality wall, ceiling, and partition systems in residential, institutional, and commercial structures. However, many architects, engineers, and project owners are unaware of the natural benefits of drywall’s primary component — gypsum. The mineral gypsum has been used as a building product for decades and is primarily used today as gypsum board (drywall). This course describes the properties of gypsum, the similarities of natural and synthetic gypsum, the applications and benefits of gypsum-panel products in construction, and gypsum's numerous environmental benefits.


Credits: 1 AIA HSW + 1 USGBC/GBCI + 1 AIBC, 1 AANB, 1 NSAA, 1 ALBNL Core LU + 1 AAA Structured LU

Length: 1h

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Sponsored by: Certainteed Gypsum - Saint-Gobain

  The 5 levels of finish 
The fastest and most cost-effective way to achieve a Level 5


FREE

Description

From a dorm room to a museum gallery, there’s a gypsum board that’s right for any architectural application and end-use. Choosing the right board will help ensure a finished project that’s on budget, on time, safe, and aesthetically appropriate. This course will review the five levels of drywall finish and the four factors used to determine the appropriate level. In addition, this course will highlight today’s product advancements that allow architects and builders to achieve a level-five finish in less time and for less money.


Credits: 1 AIA HSW + 1 AIBC, 1 AANB, 1 NSAA, 1 ALBNL Core LU + 1 AAA Structured LU

Length: 1h

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Sponsored by: Certainteed Gypsum - Saint-Gobain

  Understanding & Specifying Abuse & Impact Resistant Gypsum Board


FREE

Description

This presentation defines Abuse-Resistant, Impact-Resistant, and Shaft Liner gypsum board via category and associated test methods. Each test method is described in detail including graphics. We’ll review the advantages of each board type along with the specific building applications. We’ll also compare the estimate costs relative to the various wall construction assemblies. The presentation concludes with a close examination of ASTM C 1629 which classifies the three levels of abuse resistance. Minimum and maximum performance measurements determine the rationale for specific building utilization, basis of specification, and budgets.


Credits: 1 AIA HSW + 1 AIBC, 1 AANB, 1 NSAA, 1 ALBNL Core LU + 1 AAA Structured LU

Length: 1h

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Sponsored by: Certainteed Gypsum - Saint-Gobain

  Defending Against Weather: Fiberglass Mat-Faced Gypsum Board


FREE

Description

This presentation features fiberglass mat-faced gypsum products including their applications and advantages. The course will discuss how this gypsum board defends against weather conditions and improves the health, safety, and welfare of any project and its occupant's thanks to improved fire ratings and indoor air quality. The presentation takes a close examination of each product category along with its unique ASTM standards. Even though all the products specified in this course feature fiberglass mat, their benefits vary based on application.


Credits: 1 AIA HSW + 1 USGBC/GBCI + 1 AIBC, 1 AANB, 1 NSAA, 1 ALBNL Core LU + 1 AAA Structured LU

Length: 1h

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Sponsored by: Certainteed Gypsum - Saint-Gobain



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