Continuing Education

National Gypsum provides the architectural community continuing education credits through both online and onsite educational programs related to product application, technical standards and industry trends. All programs qualify for AIA learning units.

  • Abuse and Impact Resistance Gypsum: Stronger and Safer Walls

    AIA/CES Learning units:

    NGC041
    1HSW/LU

    This course covers product types, performance attributes and pros and cons of each system. This course assists architects and specifiers with making the appropriate product selections based on the required level of performance.

  • Understanding the UL Fire Resistant Directory 101

    AIA/CES Learning units:

    NGC004
    1HSW/LU

    That bright orange book on your shelf has a lot of great fire resistant information and is easy to use! Learn how to master the UL Fire Resistance Directory and use this resource in an effective and efficient way. We will take a basic look at this book and then drill down to examine fire-rated designs and assemblies.

  • Gypsum 101

    AIA/CES Learning units:

    NGC017
    1HSW/LU

    Gypsum wallboard has been utilized in construction since 1917. It might be one of the most versatile building materials ever invented. But how many people really know gypsum, or perhaps were afraid to ask the question? This interactive presentation will walk you through the basics of gypsum board and introduce you to the latest innovation of high-performance products available in the marketplace.

  • Acoustically Enhanced Gypsum Board Designed For High STC Wall Assemblies

    AIA/CES Learning units:

    NGC025
    1HSW/LU

    Over the years sound transmission in wall partitions has been a difficult issue to resolve. The use of sound resilient metal channels, double stud and staggered stud walls filled with insulation was the design professional’s choice. As a result of innovation and a better understanding of acoustics, additional products are now available for the design of high STC wall assemblies.