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    Partnering in the evolution of design.

    Tools, services and support for architects.
  • Partnering in the evolution of design.

    Tools, services and support for architects.
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    Partnering in the evolution of design.

    Tools, services and support for architects.

We’re not just a product manufacturer, we’re a design partner.

  • Founded in 1925, we are now one of the world's largest producers of gypsum board and our vision is fixed on the future. While our quality is uncompromising, we continually seek the next breakthrough to create the materials that will improve the construction process.
  • When it comes to bringing you the products you want and need, our scope and experience is paramount. We are your first-rate technological resource.
  • Our plants are strategically located near major metropolitan hubs throughout the country, so we can keep your fast-paced projects moving. Our Technology Innovation Center and Testing Services laboratory set new performance and reliability standards in the industry.
  • Time is a commodity you can never afford to waste, and we can help you make the most of it in every way. When you work with us, you will have the industry’s leading resource for building products and services – all in one place.

The Latest

On board Newsletter

10/30/2017

On Board October 2017

Specification software is handy, but like any tool it has its drawbacks. When you are manipulating it, you will need to edit it for your specific project. Software programs can also be designed to highlight those who “pay to play,” so realize that not every manufacturer’s products are included. In addition, they are not always up to date, so you may be missing the latest, newly introduced product offerings. And some guide specifications require only the lowest common denominator of features and performance, resulting in “generalizations” rather than “specifications.”


09/20/2017

On Board September 2017

Designers and contractors have come under increasing pressure to reduce sound transmission between adjacent spaces in commercial and multi-family residential buildings. Driving demand for quiet are, among others, apartment dwellers who do not want to hear their neighbors’ music or the noise from the building’s community rooms; a business that wants a quiet workspace despite being next to the elevator shaft; and federal laws that mandate patient privacy in medical facilities. The solutions are the same whether the project is a condominium, an office building or a hospital.

Sound waves can pass through the materials used in buildings and through flanking paths. You can reduce sound transmission by acoustically decoupling partitions, sealing penetrations, adding mass and using sound-damping materials. It may require more than one approach.

08/16/2017

On Board August 2017

With the continued popularity of high-rise corporate headquarters, institutional buildings and high-density housing, the gypsum shaftwall system, known as the Cavity Shaftwall System, provides economic benefits – and also peace of mind due to its fire-resistant qualities. Originally designed for the 110-story World Trade Center in 1973, the Cavity Shaftwall System replaced heavier, more expensive masonry walls. This shaftwall system utilizes gypsum board framed with metal studs and tracks to enclose elevator shafts, stairwells and service shafts. These shaftwalls withstand the positive and negative air pressure forces exerted by high-speed elevators. Cavity Shaftwall Systems are also ideal for fire-rated, interior partitions where access is restricted to one side and as fire-rated, horizontal membranes.