Defending Against Weather: Fiberglass Mat-Faced Gypsum Board

Continental Weather

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the characteristics and benefits of fiberglass mat-faced gypsum board and its relation to weather protection, moisture/mold resistance, and fire resistance.
  2. Identify the product standard for each of the three board types:
    • Sheathing
    • Shaftliner
    • Interior

    3. Understand how each of the three boards improves the health, safety, and welfare of any project and its occupants through:

    • Improved mold resistance testing and standards
    • Improved fire ratings
    4. Explain the gypsum board contribution to LEED V4.

Defending Against Weather: Fiberglass Mat-Faced Gypsum Board

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Learn about fiberglass mat-faced gypsum products including their applications and advantages.

Credits: 1 AIA HSW + 1 USGBC/GBCI + 1 AIBC Core LU + 1 AAA Structured LU

Length: 1h

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Product 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.

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