From Design to Build, Efficiently

The collaborative Design-Build approach maximizes production speed and minimizes risks from design to constructability, aligning all involved project team members from the start.

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Exactly What You Need, Right When You Need It

With timeline hanging in the balance, the stakes are high. DensElement® Barrier System shortens that timeline by simplifying process and cutting out an entire step in the envelope assembly. By filling microscopic voids in the glass mat and gypsum core, AquaKor™ Technology creates a hydrophobic, monolithic surface that blocks bulk water while retaining vapor permeability. No additional water-resistive barrier and air barrier installation is needed.

This integration means:

DensElement® Barrier System enhances design-build by helping ensure reliable constructability.
Reliable Design Control Through Construction
DensElement® Barrier System’s cladding versatility means more design options for the architect and building owner and less contractor onsite implementation concerns.
Cladding Versatility
DensElement® Barrier System’s integrated WRB-AB enables installation versatility even in wet, rainy weather.
Weather Versatility
DensElement® Barrier System eliminates the need for a separate WRB-AB, meaning less overall time on the job.
Less Time on the Job
DensElement® Barrier System’s integrated sheathing and WRB-AB aids the design-build process in faster turnaround from design to completion.
Faster Turnaround from Design to Completion

By consolidating process, constructability has been simplified with risk reduction. Incorporating the WRB-AB upfront in the initial design and construction means there won’t be any need for potential water and air barrier changes down the line, and there’s no room for application-related inconsistencies to happen in the field.

How much time is saved? Home Innovation Labs, a third-party product-testing laboratory, compared DensElement Barrier System installation with typical WRB-ABs in a mock assembly. The facts are conclusive.

An independent time motion study showed DensElement® Barrier System provided a 40% times savings over building wrap and fluid-applied WRB-AB applications.

* The results presented reflect the findings on specific construction assemblies, under test conditions. Actual results may vary depending on the system, the building, the installation methods, and other factors.

DensElement® Barrier System’s project efficiency, schedule savings, and WRB-AB coverage amplifying design-build process benefits.
"DensElement® Barrier System eliminates the need to have an additional crew onsite to apply a separate WRB-AB, which saves both time and money. The result is a faster installation that gives back hours, if not days, in the schedule. In turn, this eliminates the risk of post-design WRB-AB changes to the envelope design, as well as the risk of inconsistent WRB-AB application in the field."
‒John Chamberlin, Georgia-Pacific Gypsum Senior Product Manager

Built-In Design Innovation

For Samaritan Health System’s expansion and new construction of its new Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital expansion, DensElement® Barrier System played a vital role in the project team’s overall design-build approach. See how its unique water-proofing capabilities and building process consolidation amplified the design-build approach and helped keep the schedule on track to serve the residents of Oregon’s more remote coastal communities.

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