CertainTeed and its parent company Saint-Gobain kicked off the Ninth Gypsum International Trophy Awards. The awards, which are given every two years, recognize excellence in design, drywall installation and finishing. One project representative from the U.S. and one from Canada made the final competition in Berlin. The event began on June 6. Walls & Ceilings is reporting on the event from Germany. Look for exclusive coverage of the event in the magazine’s July issue.

“The Saint-Gobain Gypsum International Trophy is a great way to show our appreciation and respect for the top talent among our building professional partners,” said Dave Engelhardt, president of CertainTeed Gypsum. “Balancing the complexity of material performance specifications, meeting client needs, and staying on time and on budget is a challenging feat. To further contribute to a project with an outstanding, notable design is worthy of recognition.”

The competition promotes gypsum-related skills in the following categories:

  • Gypsum Board Craftsmanship and Design
  • Finishing Application
  • Innovation
  • Residential
  • Mixed Use – Commercial including Hospitality and Retail
  • Sector Specific – Hospitals, Hotels and Educational Institutions

CertainTeed selected the top projects completed or projected to be complete between April 2012 and February 2014 and work with principals on project presentations for the international competition.

Previous years' winning projects and a brief video showcasing the event can be viewed at www.saint-gobain-gypsum-international-trophy.com.  To submit a project, visit www.certainteedgypsum.net/trophy. The deadline for entries is October 4, 2013.