Georgia-Pacific Gypsum has been selected as a recipient of the inaugural Architectural Products Product Innovation Award for its roofing sound assembly system featuring DensDeck Roof Boards.
The assemblies, which include DensDeck Roof Boards, provide
high levels of sound attenuation, an especially important attribute as new code
and building programs call for sound mitigation in wall and roof-ceiling
assemblies, especially in high noise areas around airports, expressways, light
rail and railroads and military bases.
Also, DensDeck is the first gypsum roof boards tested to
contribute to Sound Transmission Class ratings of up to 61 and Outdoor Indoor
Transmission Class ratings of up to 49 in roofing assemblies for commercial
“Earning a Product Innovation Award further validates the
unprecedented effectiveness of our DensDeck Roof Board assemblies in
dramatically remediating sound in high-noise areas,” said Reinhard Schneider,
technical manager, DensDeck, Georgia-Pacific Gypsum. “We … salute our product
development team for continuing to improve and upgrade our industry-leading
The Architectural Products Product Innovation Awards
recognize products, materials and systems innovation that lead commercial and
institutional design to new heights. With judging and evaluation of products
and systems from a distinguished panel of 44 architects and specification
specialists skilled in product evaluation, the PIA program awards manufacturers
based on attributes, qualities, functionality and/or performance beyond
*Testing of the new
assemblies was completed at Riverbank Acoustical Laboratories in 2011.