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 access to the Georgia-Pacific Design Studio, “which can help increase an architect’s expertise in the world of building information modeling (BIM),” G-P says.
Further, the Georgia-Pacific Design Studio, a resource for creating wall assemblies, 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 application information, ASTM test results, jobsite footage, educational information and more.