May 31, 2023

The GA Preserves Natural Resources: Enhancing Sustainability (July 2014)

When I first came to work for the Gypsum Association in the mid-1990s, the green building movement was in its infancy. The U. S. Green Building […]
May 23, 2023

Reducing Spinout With Abuse-Resistant And Impact-Resistant Gypsum Panels

More than two decades ago, abuse-resistant gypsum panels and impact-resistant gypsum panels were developed for application in high-traffic and heavy-wear areas. Often referred to as “AR” […]
May 23, 2023

Gypsum Board Uses in Different Applications (March 2021)

Gypsum panel product manufacturers are constantly innovating and developing new and improved products in response to the needs of architects, builders and owners. In fact, the […]
May 23, 2023

Curved Walls and Control Joints  (Sep. 2013)

Curved walls need control joints and the standard rules for control joint installation in straight walls should be used as a maximum spacing guideline. Read the […]
May 23, 2023

Gypsum Area Separation Firewalls (Jan. 2021)

Gypsum area separation firewalls have been constructed for more than 35 years and are an excellent way to separate dwelling units in multi-unit residential construction—referred to […]
May 23, 2023

Drywall Finishing Consideration in Modular Building (June 2022)

Modular building concepts—also known as off-site construction—have been utilized for decades. However, the use of pre-fabrication and modular building techniques is increasingly common now. According to […]
May 23, 2023

Recycling Gypsum Today (March 2023)

When this column last addressed gypsum panel recycling in 2016, the focus was on development of an ASTM standard designed to facilitate closed-loop recycling of clean […]
May 23, 2023

Developing an Industry Standard for Scrap Board Recycling (Jan. 2016)

The Gypsum Association and its member companies are committed to sustainability, and now, our industry is embracing another opportunity to contribute to a greener world. Construction […]
May 23, 2023

Sound attenuation for buildings (Aug. 2014)

The basics of acoustical performance standards The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) is increasingly acknowledging the important role sound attenuation can play in enhancing quality […]