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National Gypsum's Continuing Education program offers the building community online and onsite courses related to product application, technical standards and industry trends. All programs qualify for AIA learning units.
Acoustically Enhanced Gypsum Board Designed for High STC Wall Assemblies
This course explores sound transmission and acoustical requirements in buildings. Codes, standards, and design considerations, are thoroughly reviewed. Acoustically enhanced gypsum board assemblies are evaluated as a solution for improving acoustic performance.
Advantages of Using Coverboards in Low Slope Roofing Assemblies
Overview of low-slope roof systems including various cover board types and reasons for their use, benefits, primary features and challenges. External factors such as weather and system abuse affect the long-term performance of all low slope roof systems. Appropriate product selections are explored based on required performance,
Abuse and Impact Resistant Gypsum: Stronger and Safer Walls
This course reviews the ASTM C 1629 test standard for abuse and impact resistant gypsum and uses this data to distinguish between abuse resistant and impact resistant gypsum board. Learn how to specify the appropriate gypsum board when a project requires abuse or impact resistant properties.
Finishing Gypsum Board: Appearance and Indoor Air Quality
Understand trade terminology and applicable standards for specifying the final level of finish for gypsum board. In addition, this course reviews industry-accepted practices for maintaining Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) during construction and after occupancy and examines how finishing practices and products impact indoor environmental quality.
High Performance Gypsum: Protect Against Mold, Moisture and Exposure
Course focus is gypsum products manufactured with fiberglass facing. High performance characteristics and applications for the fiberglass faced gypsum panels are reviewed. Diagrammatic wall sections for a variety of typical envelope systems and interior application details are included.