December 2019

Keep the Cold Out and the Warmth In with PermaBase® BRAND CI Insulated Cement Board™

By Pat Gotlisch and Scott Hughes

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, and he would recommend a product everyone can agree on: PermaBase® BRAND CI Insulated Cement Board™. A win-win for architects and contractors alike, it’s sure to bring peace to your project jobsite. And with the cold winter months ahead, PermaBase® BRAND CI will keep all the warmth inside the walls.

While contributing to Energy Code compliance and providing NFPA 285 approvals, PermaBase® BRAND CI is a composite insulated cement board that combines the strength and features of PermaBase® Cement Board with rigid insulation to create an ideal substrate for exterior finishes.

Continuous insulation moderates temperatures inside the wall cavity, reducing the potential for convective heat loss and increasing the insulation value of the wall system.

Not all insulations are created equal. Less efficient solutions require more thickness of insulation material to achieve the same R-Value as PermaBase® CI.

PermaBase® CI is a great product to specify for residential, multi-family and low-rise commercial applications. It will help lower utility costs, provide better thermal comfort and reduce the likelihood of trapped moisture over conventional construction.

"The demand for improved thermal efficiency continues to rise. PermaBase CI is well-positioned to deliver outstanding performance in a cost-effective solution."
- Tony Fuller, Product Manager – Cement Board


PermaBase® CI Insulated Cement Board is:

Easy to Specify and Performs Well

Details are readily available, taking the guesswork out of your project and lightening your specification work load.

  • Made with PermaBase® BRAND Cement Board and high-density polyiso insulation, it provides durability and highly efficient insulation in one convenient package.
  • It is mold resistant.
  • It has GREENGUARD Gold certification for low chemical emissions.

Contractor Friendly

  • Lighter weight, this board saves time and is easier to maneuver. It weighs 2.4 lbs. per square foot versus the 2.9 lbs. per square foot of PermaBase® Cement Board.
  • Installs quickly, so your team will save time and labor – no need to install separate insulation and cement board solutions.
  • Manufactured in convenient 2-inch overall thickness, this board utilizes common trims and accessories.

Meets and Exceeds Energy Code Requirements for Framed Construction

  • Performs well in all seven U.S. climate zones.
  • It is laminated with an R-10 Insulation.
  • It meets all compliance for buildings of Types I-IV construction.
  • It is International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) compliant per IECC section C402.1 and C402.1.3.

Has NFPA 285 Approval

  • It is the single substrate you’ll need for NFPA 285 Assemblies.
  • Works for any finish, including adhered veneer finishes, such as manufactured and natural stone, thin brick and tile as well as direct-applied coatings of synthetic stucco.

More Questions About PermaBase® CI?
Call or email your Construction Design Manager for assistance – our team is here to help you design and build better.

(P.S. Put PermaBase® CI at the top of your list and maybe the big bearded guy can deliver some for your next project?)

"PermaBase® CI allows the contractor to make one trip around the building instead of two. This not only speeds up installation but also saves significant time and labor costs. No minimum temperature requirements and no jobsite preparation needed. Unload the truck and start installing!"
- Scott Hughes

"National Gypsum Company developed PermaBase® CI in response to the IECC. The code establishes a baseline for energy efficiency by setting performance standards for the building envelope. PermaBase® CI meets or exceeds the building code requirements with an R-value of R-10. "
- Pat Grotlisch


Product Overview

Hit Them With Your Best Shot!

Gold Bond® BRAND Hi-Abuse® XP® Gypsum Board and Gold Bond® BRAND Hi-Impact® XP® Gypsum Board

When life gets tough, these gypsum boards provide extra protection. They resist abuse and impact to meet your most demanding project requirements – in settings such as hotels, hospitals and schools. Both boards can protect those high-traffic areas where interior damage is likely to occur.

Hi-Abuse® XP® Gypsum Board

Will hard objects potentially drag along the wall surface? Hi-Abuse® XP® is ideal to use in wall assemblies such as corridors, entryways, lobby areas and warehouses. Specify this board for interior use in wall assemblies where surface abrasion, indentation, moisture and mold/mildew resistance are major concerns. Scratch and scuff resistant, it has a specially formulated high-density, fire-resistant Type X gypsum core that adds an extra level of durability.

Hi-Impact® XP® Gypsum Board

Is it likely that heavy objects could strike or penetrate the wall? Hi-Impact® XP® is designed for use in areas prone to cavity penetration, such as gymnasiums, schools and hospitals. Specify this board for interior use in wall assemblies where surface durability, impact/penetration into the wall cavity, moisture and mold/mildew resistance are major concerns. Fiberglass mesh embedded into its core reinforces impact/penetration resistance.

Use any Gold Bond® BRAND XP® Gypsum Board products, including Hi-Abuse XP and Hi-Impact XP, as a tile backerboard in dry areas with limited water exposure, such as toilet/sink areas and those above tile in tubs and showers.

For more information about Hi-Abuse XP or Hi-Impact XP, talk with your Construction Design Manager.


Project Profile

New College of Business for Clemson University

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Architect:


General Contractor:
Clemson University, College of Business building, Clemson, South Carolina
Design – LMN Architects, Seattle, Washington, and Architect of Record – LS3P Associates, Ltd., Greenville, South Carolina
DPR Construction, Greenville, South Carolina


Clemson’s College of Business will have a new home – and it’s one of the biggest building projects in university history. According to Bobby McCormick, College of Business dean, as quoted in ClemsonWorld Magazine, when completed the inspiring 176,000-square-foot building will “look and function like 21st century business.” Slated for occupancy in January 2020, the $87.5 million project will be funded through state appropriations, private gifts and institutional bonds. This project includes more than 738,000 SF of eight National Gypsum products. (Click below and read more to find out which ones.)

Read More About The Project

Continuing Education

Celebrate the season by fulfilling your CEUs with these continuing education courses:

Advantages of Using Coverboards in Low Slope Roofing Assemblies
1 hour/AIA HSW CE Hour
Abuse and Impact Resistance Gypsum: Stronger and Safer Walls
1 hour/AIA HSW CE Hour

Happy Holidays

2020

We wish you a happy holiday season and productive start to the New Year! Here are some key resources to help you design and build better in 2020. We look forward to working with you soon, and thank you for choosing National Gypsum.


Technical Documents for All Your Projects

We wish you a happy holiday season and productive start to the New Year! Here are some key resources to

We wish you a happy holiday season and productive start to the New Year! Here are some key resources to help you design and build better in 2020. We look forward to working with you soon, and thank you for choosing National Gypsum.

Technical Documents for All Your Projects

 


Amy Hockett
National Marketing Manager, Architectural Services & Sustainability

Pat Grotlisch
West

Frank Fuller
Southwest

Alan Zeedyk
Gulf / Southeast

Thad Goodman
Central / Midwest

Scott Hughes
Northeast / Atlantic

Trang Schwartz
Architectural Specialist