Specification, Installation, and Use of Special Performance Gypsum Panels (2024)

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About the Course

For more than 90 years, gypsum board has been used as a high performance, economical, easy-to-install and fire-resistant construction material. The gypsum industry continues to invest in research and development of new and improved products and systems that enhance the value, safety, and overall performance of gypsum panels.

This course addresses the unique attributes of specialized performance gypsum panels and how they can be used to improve the performance, efficiency, and resilience of multi-family dwellings and commercial structures. The course also discusses how architects and specifiers can benefit building owners and add value to a project through proper selection and installation of gypsum panels

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Describe the performance attributes and limitations of the five featured types of specialized performance gypsum panels
  • Discuss how specialized performance panels can add value and reduce lifecycle costs in both commercial buildings and multi-family dwellings
  • Understand how specialized performance panels can increase efficiency of construction in commercial structures
  • Learn how to properly specify and install specialized performance panels