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Stronger and Safer Walls: Abuse and Impact Resistant Gypsum Board, Tech Talk with National Gypsum

About This Program

What is the difference between abuse resistant and impact resistant gypsum board? What are the different types of abuse and impact resistant gypsum boards available? How do these products compare with regular gypsum or alternate methods of construction? This course covers product types and performance attributes of each system to educate architects and end users. This course assists with making the appropriate product selections based on the required level of performance.

Session Takeaways

  • Review the ASTM C1629 classification system for abuse resistant panels and minimum performance requirements to meet the established criteria for each Classification Level.
  • Compare the performance of standard, abuse resistant and impact resistant gypsum products and identify specialized applications for each product type.
  • Understand the definitions of abuse resistant and impact resistant products and the differences between these products and standard gypsum board.
  • Review each of the four ASTM test methodologies that comprise ASTM C1629: (1) ASTM D4977 Surface Abrasion (2) ASTM D5420 Surface Indentation (3) ASTM E695 Soft Body Impact (4) Annex A1 Hard Body Impact

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Learning Units

CSI: 1.0 LU*
*May be submitted for domain specific learning units to CDT recertification, and/or general learning units for CCCA, CCS, and CCPR.

Relevant Practices

Product Selection/Specification