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 framed construction.*

“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 roofing products.”

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 industry standards.

  *Testing of the new assemblies was completed at Riverbank Acoustical Laboratories in 2011.