The Gypsum Association (GA) is pleased to announce the complete redesign of its website, www.gypsum.org. The objective of the redesign is to efficiently and effectively provide the construction and design communities with technical expertise on gypsum panel products. Responding to technical questions about gypsum panels and systems is among the GA’s core competencies. The redesign includes more robust search functionality and new content and is optimized for mobile devices. Downloading and page-loading times are decreased markedly compared to the former site.
For the first time, gypsum.org now offers short educational video clips intended to convey important information about the specification, installation, finishing, handling, and storage of gypsum panel products, a category of building products that includes drywall, exterior gypsum sheathing, mold- and moisture-resistant panels, shaftliner panels, and other special performance gypsum panel products.
A Guide to GA-600-2018 Fire Resistance and Sound Control Design Manual is a video tutorial on using the GA’s flagship publication—a 400-page manual—to quickly identify a code-compliant gypsum system that meets a project’s specific fire-resistance and sound-control needs. Similarly, a new video FAQ series has been launched to address more complicated technical questions in plain language and with helpful visual aids. Additional FAQ videos will launch over the coming months.
“As the technical center for gypsum panel products, gypsum.org is a resource for a broad spectrum of A/E/C constituencies, including code officials, who ensure the safety of our built environment,” notes Executive Director Stephen H. Meima, MBA, APR, LEED Green Assoc. “While I can’t imagine a time when the GA will cease to maintain a dedicated technical services phone line, these enhancements to the Association’s online presence will provide the design and construction community with even more and even better access to the GA’s technical expertise.”