Atlanta, GA. September 20, 2010 --
Georgia-Pacific Gypsum - as part of a broader revamping of its website, GPGypsum.com - has added a number of online features designed with architects and other design professionals, sub-contractors and distributors in mind.
Its online architectural toolbox is a collection of utilities and information assembled to support Division 7 and Division 9 architects as they specify and select Georgia-Pacific Gypsum products. The toolbox ensures quick access for all design professionals to many interactive tools, including the Georgia-Pacific Design Studio, a LEED® calculator, online binders and more.
“Georgia-Pacific Gypsum understands that in the current building market, architects are busier than ever, and the new GPGypsum.com is a convenient, organized way for architects to get the information they need at a moment’s notice,” said Mike Clay, vice president, Georgia-Pacific Gypsum. “We are committed to being a resource for architects, as well as distributors and contractors - the new website reflects our ongoing dedication to our customers.”
The architectural toolbox provides easy access to the Georgia-Pacific Design Studio, which can help increase an architect’s expertise in the world of building information modeling (BIM). The Georgia-Pacific Design Studio is an easy-to-use resource for creating wall assemblies, which can then be exported to AutoDesk® Revit® Architecture and other two- and three-dimensional modeling software.
Another tool available to architects is the Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LEED Calculator, which provides immediate access to concise information about a product’s potential LEED credit contribution. This includes specific data regarding recycled content and regional materials.
Other toolbox tools now available are:
· Online Binders - Access an architectural binder and commercial roofing binder to provide a collection of specifications, case studies and working documents.
· Residential Wall Systems Comparison - Compare 11 to 14 recommended pre-configured wall systems in five climate zones to select Good, Better and Best systems. These designations are based on fundamental performance characteristics using different claddings, insulations and interior membranes.
· Other Design Professional Tools - Link from the Georgia-Pacific Gypsum home page to BSD Speclink® Software, ARCOM, Reed Construction Data® SMARTBim® and Sweets Network®.
· Social Media - Connect to Georgia-Pacific Gypsum’s Flickr and YouTube pages for access to helpful images and videos including useful application information, ASTM test results, jobsite footage, educational information and more.
In addition to the centralized architectural toolbox, the refreshed GPGypsum.com is also an easy-to-navigate source of product information for all of Georgia-Pacific Gypsum’s customers. Product pages make it easy to find product specifications, submittals, technical and sustainability information and warranties in one location.
For more information or to explore the online toolbox, please visit GPGypsum.com.
Headquartered at Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of building products, tissue, packaging, paper, cellulose and related chemicals. The company employs more than 40,000 people at more than 300 locations in North America, South America and Europe. Georgia-Pacific creates long-term value by using resources efficiently to provide innovative products and solutions that meet the needs of customers and society, while operating in a manner that is environmentally and socially responsible and economically sound. The company has long been among the nation’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of building products to lumber and building materials dealers and large do-it-yourself warehouse retailers, with brands such as Plytanium® plywood, DryPly® water repellent plywood, Ply-Bead® panels and Wood I Beam™ and XJ 85® joists offered by Georgia-Pacific Wood Products LLC. DensArmor Plus® interior panels, DensGlass® Sheathing and ToughRock® drywall are offered by Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC. The familiar consumer tissue brands of Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP include Quilted Northern®, Angel Soft®, Brawny®, Sparkle®, Soft 'n Gentle®, Mardi Gras®, So-Dri® and Vanity Fair®. Dixie Consumer Products LLC, a Georgia-Pacific company, manufactures the Dixie® brand of tabletop products. For more information, visit www.gp.com
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