Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC recently announced the results of a study, developed with New York-based Turner Construction, that shows significant scheduling and financial benefits of using Dens Brand paperless, moisture-resistant gypsum products.

In the study, Turner used advanced Building Information Modeling (BIM) software to model an assisted living facility in the Northeast to identify and show how significant efficiencies in the sequence and construction process can benefit architects, general contractors and building owners. Model construction of the $90 million commercial project showed that installing moisture- and mold-resistant DensArmor Plus interior drywall accelerated the construction process by up to 10 weeks. The potential savings in both time and money were a result of being able to install the gypsum panels earlier in the construction cycle before a structure is fully enclosed, allowing crews to work simultaneously and compressing schedules.