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Oct 27, 2022 by Frank Fuller

OnBoard Newsletter | October 2022

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New Insights at Your Fingertips

The NGC Blog on NationalGypsum.com offers insights into the subjects you and your peers ask questions about. Recent posts cover such topics as building resiliency and energy efficiency, and highlight products to improve the quality of your projects. If you have five minutes between meetings or while waiting to catch a flight, click below and read a few of our favorites:

Choosing Products to Design Resilient Buildings 

Create modern, sustainable and efficient buildings with resilient products that resist moisture and can endure nature’s elements for the long run. As building codes become increasingly stringent, you can design structures that will withstand the test of time—even as future requirements ramp up. Read Now


Why Exterior Continuous Insulation Boosts Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is one of the most critical topics in the construction industry. Collectively, the materials you specify on your projects will play a crucial role in helping to create sustainable buildings and cities in the future. Read Now


Defending Your Roof from Hail Damage 

Regions in the U.S. that experience severe hail damage have expanded over the past decade. This is no longer just a Nebraska or Kansas-centric issue. Hail and wind are two major contributors to roof damage, but you can provide built-in protection when designing your buildings. Read Now


Check out the NGC Blog for additional articles on acoustics, time-saving solutions, fire resistance, indoor air quality and more!

“We at National Gypsum Company know you’re busy. Need help with product selection or industry related information? Check out the NGC Blog for all the latest developments in the gypsum industry. Here, you will find answers to questions like, “What is a Level Five Finish?” or “How do I choose the right products when designing resilient buildings?” Please let your CDM know if there’s a topic you would like us to cover.”

Scott Hughes

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Scott Hughes

Construction Design ManagerNational Gypsum Company

Resource Spotlight: The SoundBook, The Wood Book, The PURPLE Book

The SoundBook® will help you achieve optimum noise reduction. Whatever your STC requirements, you’ll find everything you need to take on your toughest acoustical challenges. 

The Wood Book™ is our latest comprehensive guide, providing detailed fire-rated assemblies for use in all wood-frame projects. There’s nothing else like it in the industry.

The PURPLE Book® is the only industry resource that illustrates in detail how fire-rated gypsum assemblies intersect with components like elevator shafts or steel beams.

“On the NGC Blog, you will find videos that demonstrate the installation of various products. Using the NGC Blog, along with our resource books, you will learn how Gold Bond®, PermaBASE® and ProForm® building products can be a solution to your specific project needs.”

Frank Fuller

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Frank Fuller

Construction Design ManagerNational Gypsum Company

Excellence Across the Board®: Omni Tempe at Arizona State University

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Project: Omni Tempe at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Owner: Omni Hotel & Resorts

Partnership: Arizona State University, City of Tempe

Architect: C+TC Design Studio, Atlanta, GA

General Contractor: Brasfield & Gorrie, Birmingham, AL

Subcontractors: Manganaro Midatlantic, Beltsville, MD

Connecting the ASU campus with downtown Tempe, the $125 million project is part of a public-private partnership between the university and the city. Groundbreaking on the 16-story Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU began in the summer of 2021 and is slated for completion in spring 2023. The design team is targeting LEED Silver certification.

Read more about this project and the products used.

Wrap Up Your 2022 CEUs

As the end-of-year deadline approaches, don't wait to fulfill your CEUs. Contact your regional construction design manager today to schedule one of National Gypsum's continuing education courses.

For more information about specifying the best building products for your next project contact your construction design manager today. He or she is a seasoned industry pro, here to help you design and build better.

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