September 2015

Introducing a Cool New Design Tool

Warren Barber, Manager of Technical Marketing

We know you have a million messages blasted at you daily. You’re juggling scheduled appointments with on-site emergencies while still trying to create something that Frank Lloyd Wright would envy. In the midst of all this hustle, we think you could really use a design tool at your fingertips that is easy to access, easy to review and easy to download for your next project – saving you hours. Do I have your attention yet?

At National Gypsum, we created a cool new tool that we think you’ll really like. We call it the Design Center. You can access it through your iPhone, Android, tablet, laptop or computer. You can use it 24/7 (even when you have those 2 a.m. inspirations), and it features:

  • The latest product information and an online library of high-quality Building Information Modeling (BIM) objects and Computer-Aided Design (CAD) files, including Google Images.
  • Web-based tools to help you evaluate technical information about products, including submittal pages, guide specifications and safety data sheets.
  • A Green Product Score (GPS) online resource to help you assess LEED credit capabilities for regional materials and recycled content. (We know you design with the environment in mind, and so do we.)
  • A robust library of accredited continuing education courses, covering product applications, technical standards or LEED v4.

Please give this new design tool a try and let us know what you think about it. Click the Design Center to take a tour. We’re eager to hear how it works for you.

In case we haven’t told you lately, when you work with us, you will have the industry’s leading resource for building services and products – all in one place. We can be your single source for nearly anything you need to get your project underway, including specialized gypsum panels, high-performance roofing systems and superior finishing products.

Keep in mind that our LEED-accredited construction design managers (CDMs) and architects are also here for you. They can review your drawings, help edit specifications, and assist with selecting products. If you want to talk by phone with a technical expert about building codes or product specifications, call your CDM for immediate answers. So along with our new online tool, remember additional design support is just a phone call (or an office visit) away.

Time is a commodity you can never afford to waste, and we can help you make the most of it in every way. Your convenience drives us to do what we do because for us, it is all about you.

While we’re on the subject of time well spent, we hope to see you next week (Sept. 30-Oct. 3) in St. Louis at CSI Construct! Stop by and see us at Booth 624. We look forward to meeting you or reconnecting.

If you have any questions or we can help you in other ways with projects on your board, don’t hesitate to contact your construction design manager today. We’re here to help you design better.

Product Overview

Are you ready to test-drive the Design Center?

Access this convenient new tool with your smartphone, tablet or laptop – it’s easy to download and features information we know you’ll want, including:

  • Online library of high-quality Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Computer-Aided Design (CAD) files
  • Web-based tools to evaluate technical information (submittal pages, guide specifications and safety data sheets)
  • Green Product Score (GPS) online resource to assess LEED credits and recycled content
  • A robust library of accredited continuing education course data

Project Profile

Design Center

Design Center
National Gypsum Company
Make key project information available online

This new online resource is responsive-ready to answer your questions 24/7. You won’t have to wait to get going on your next project! It is so easy to access, review and download. Try it now!

Read More About The Project

Continuing Education

September is synonymous with "back to school." Focus on fulfilling your CEUs by taking one of these continuing education courses.

Advantages of Using Cover Boards in Low-Slope Roofing Assemblies
1 hour/1 AIA HSW CE Hour
Gypsum Board: Beyond Recycled Content
1 hour/1 AIA HSW CE Hour


Design That Considers The Environment

Together, we can attain the highest level of ecological responsibility and resource-efficient technology through sustainable green building policies and standards, as well as meeting criteria for GREENGUARD Certification for indoor air quality and USGBC LEED 2009 and LEED v4.

Read about our commitment to Sustainability and download our infographic. Visit the Green Product Score (GPS) for details about National Gypsum products you are specifying for your project (or considering for a future project). The GPS score report includes information about recycled content, regional materials, indoor air quality and other certifications.


Amy Hockett
National Marketing Manager, Architectural Services & Sustainability

Trang Schwartz
Architectural Specialist

Scott Hughes
Northeast/Atlantic, Southeast/Gulf

Thad Goodman

Pat Grotlisch

Frank Fuller