Ron Blank & Associates, Inc. - NGC09L
Acoustically Enhanced Gypsum Board Designed for High STC Wall Assemblies
Learning Objectives:
1. Define the key acoustical concepts & terminology including Sound Transmission Class (STC), Airborne Sound, and Decibels (dB)
2. Discuss current and proposed code requirements for STC ratings
3. Describe existing and innovative sound reducing solutions in terms of efficiency and practicality
4. Discuss the elements that affect STC ratings and what measures can be taken to improve STC ratings in wall assemblies

National Gypsum is one of the largest gypsum board producers in the world. Gypsum board is National Gypsum's primary business, and these products are marketed under the Gold Bond® BRAND. The full product line includes XP® mold and moisture resistant, SoundBreak® XP® acoustical, and e2XP® exterior and interior extended exposure board. The company is a leader in product and process innovation. It is fully integrated, owning gypsum mines and quarries and paper mills to produce the heavy facing papers for gypsum board manufacturing.
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Course number: NGC09L
Credits: 1 AIA HSW CE Hour
Credit applies to: Organizations
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Number of questions: 10
Format: Multiple Choice and True/False
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Note: A score of 80% or higher is required to receive a certificate of completion.
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