As part of an overhaul to its redesigned website (GPGypsum.com), Georgia-Pacific Gypsum has added several 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 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.
For more information or to explore the online toolbox, visit GPGypsum.com.