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.

  • Acoustically Enhanced Gypsum Board: Designed for High STC Wall Assemblies

    Ron Blank & Associates

    NGC09L
    AIA/CES Learning units:
    1HSW/LU

    This course covers key acoustical terminology and third party recommendations for Sound Transmission Class-rated walls. Learn how acoustically enhanced gypsum compares with existing solutions for achieving higher STC ratings and decreasing sound transmission while increasing valuable square footage.

  • Advantages of Using Coverboards in Low Slope Roofing Assemblies

    Ron Blank & Associates

    NGC07A
    AIA/CES Learning units:

    1HSW/LU

    Provides an overview of low-slope roof systems with a discussion on various cover board types and reasons for their use, including benefits, primary features and challenges. External factors such as weather and system abuse, natural and man-made, affect the long-term performance of all low slope roof systems. Based on required performance, appropriate product selections are explored.

  • Abuse and Impact Resistance Gypsum: Stronger and Safer Walls

    Ron Blank & Associates

    NGC09K
    AIA/CES Learning units:
    1HSW/LU

    This course reviews the ASTM C 1629 test standard for abuse and impact resistant gypsum and uses this data to distinguish between abuse resistant and impact resistant gypsum board. Learn how to specify the appropriate gypsum board when a project requires abuse or impact resistant properties.

  • Finishing Gypsum Board: Appearance and Indoor Air Quality

    Ron Blank & Associates

    NGC09M
    AIA/CES Learning units:

    1HSW/LU

    Understand trade terminology and applicable standards for specifying the final level of finish for gypsum board. In addition, this course reviews industry-accepted practices for maintaining Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) during construction and after occupancy and examines how finishing practices and products impact indoor environmental quality.

  • High Performance Gypsum: Protect against Mold, Moisture and Exposure

    Ron Blank & Associates

    NGC09N
    AIA/CES Learning units:
    1HSW/LU

    This course focuses on the superior performance characteristics of gypsum products manufactured with fiberglass facing, which replaces the paper facing typically used on gypsum board. In addition, participants will learn about the basic applications, attributes, advantages and limitations of each of the four common product types.