December 2016

Creating Resources You Need

Warren Barber

As 2016 comes to a finish, we want to thank you for specifying National Gypsum products and letting us know what is important to you. Because when you let us know you want a certain resource, our goal is to listen and act.

New NGC Construction Guide

Recently, we published our new NGC Construction Guide to help you with all things related to the design and construction of buildings. This guide offers insight about the principles of construction technology and examines vital subjects, including building science, sustainability and acoustics. It also features:

  • More than 400 drawings that illustrate complex construction details.
  • How-to diagrams and instructions that highlight wood- and steel-framed systems, plaster systems, and cavity shaftwall and area separation wall systems.
  • An in-depth fire and sound selector with more than 145 fire-rated assemblies.
  • A convenient product selector, which summarizes more than 70 National Gypsum products.
  • Sections dedicated to Gold Bond®, XP®, eXP®, ProForm®, PermaBase® and DEXcell®, detailing specific product features, benefits and technical data charts.

Many of you have already given us positive feedback. The general consensus is that we have created the most up-to-date, comprehensive book available. We heard that the detailed fire and sound selector, isometric drawings and technical data sheets are extremely helpful. And some have even said that it is the technical reference book for the industry. We are pleased to hear that NGC Construction Guide is becoming a powerful tool.

If you have not yet seen it, contact your construction design manager to receive a copy. Or view it online now at:, the Construction Instruction® App, or by individual sections on our responsive-ready

The PURPLE Book® Earns A Trademark
A companion to the new NGC Construction Guide, The PURPLE Book® was just awarded a trademark by the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office. This is further recognition that the federal government acknowledges the distinct, exclusive qualities of our PURPLE® BRAND and family of products. With nearly 100 real-world assembly and detailed systems drawings, The PURPLE Book provides you with essential information about our mold-, mildew- and moisture-resistant XP® and eXP® products. Another valuable tool we created for you is The SoundBookTM. With 165 sound-rated assemblies, The SoundBook covers everything acoustical, including our innovative SoundBreak® Gypsum Board.

National Gypsum At Your Fingertips
You can now find us on the industry’s most popular App, Construction Instruction®. We want you to have access to National Gypsum at all times via your mobile tablets and phones.

It is our goal to make everything easy to use and meaningful. Remember, when you talk with us, we listen. Because when it comes to listening to you, and providing all the best technical tools, content and resources for your success, we are never done.

Happy Holidays
We also want to wish you and yours a healthy, happy holiday season.


Amy Hockett
National Marketing Manager, Architectural Services & Sustainability

Pat Grotlisch

Frank Fuller

Alan Zeedyk
Gulf / Southeast

Thad Goodman
Central / Midwest

Scott Hughes
Northeast / Atlantic

Trang Schwartz
Architectural Specialist