Georgia-Pacific Gypsum offers AIA/CES registered courses onsite for architectural firms. A trained AIA/CES facilitator will deliver a one-hour course for your group. Architects can earn one (1) LU/HSW hour.
Contact us online: Request an onsite course by e-mail. Please provide complete contact information, firm name, phone, e-mail, location. Or call 1-800 BUILD GP (1-800-284-5347).
Learn how prefabricated construction is advancing in vertical segments from hospital to government, hospitality to office, and beyond. Prefabrication firms are expanding, and new design-build business models, including their own prefabrication factories, are disrupting traditional building approaches with significant success.
In this course, we will focus on three transition areas: wall to foundation, openings, and roof to wall. Further, recognizing the innovations and risk mitigation needed in building envelope design, we will also look at the latest advances in all-in-one, integrated gypsum sheathing that include WRB and AB systems during manufacturing as alternatives to field-applied water- and air-barrier systems.
Understand the key functions required by building codes for water-resistive barriers, continuous air barriers, vapor retarders, and thermal barriers in a building envelope/enclosure.
This course considers the design of energy-efficient buildings, which must include an effective, lasting, moisture-management strategy. Moisture management is essential to resilient, sustainable, healthy buildings.
Provides an overview of the advantages of using fiberglass mat shaftliner panels for firewall assemblies in multi-story, multi-family housing, and covers the installation procedures and special conditions.
Overview of fiberglass mat gypsum panels and explains potential contribution to LEED® certification and sustainable building codes and standards, as well as addresses issues of indoor air quality and construction scheduling.
Provides an overview of gypsum wallboard manufacturing, a review of the Gypsum Association’s recommended levels of finish and examples of writing specification of levels of finish.
Provides an overview of the types and performance characteristics of cover board materials used in commercial roofing assemblies, along with a discussion of the forces that threaten roof-system durability.
Extreme weather events can stress wall assemblies, causing water to enter the building envelope. Explore how fasteners attached to sheathing become a point of vulnerability during extreme weather events, and discover best practices for cladding attachment options depending on factors like climate, building form, and architectural complexity, among others.