(Valley Forge, Pa.) – CertainTeed Gypsum today announced its participation in ARCOM’s PRODUCT MASTERSPEC program, a tool that helps design and building professionals easily produce accurate, professional specifications.
Published exclusively by ARCOM for The American Institute of Architects, MASTERSPEC now includes detailed information on CertainTeed Gypsum products including: GlasRoc(R) Sheathing and Tile Backer, ProRoc(R) Gypsum Board and ProRoc(R) Finishing Products.
“ARCOM has worked with us to make specific edits to MASTERSPEC Sections: 06 16 00 – Sheathing; 09 21 16.23 – Gypsum Board Shaft Wall Assemblies; 09 23 00 – Gypsum Plastering; 09 26 13 – Gypsum Veneer Plastering and 09 29 00 – Gypsum Board, creating documents that are designed to help specifiers easily specify our gypsum products on their projects,” says Doug Gehring, Director of Marketing Technical Services for CertainTeed Gypsum.
To ensure accurate, up-to-date information, MASTERSPEC allows users to view changes by incorporating underline and strikeout formatting in the specifications. The documents are 100 percent compatible with all other MASTERSPEC documents commonly used by design and architectural professionals.
MASTERSPEC represents the most thoroughly researched and professionally written specifications in the industry, helping designers, architects and specifiers complete projects with greater ease and speed. Firms that hold an existing MASTERSPEC license will have updated documents installed on their system automatically via the MASTERSPEC Quarterly Update CD-ROM. Updates are also available through the MASTERSPEC website at masterspec.com.
The GlasRoc product line features patented technology with reinforcing glass mats, fully embedded into a water-resistant core for complete protection inside and out. GlasRoc technology is available in a high-performance exterior sheathing to protect a building during construction and in an interior tile backerboard for high-moisture areas, such as bathrooms or kitchens.
ProRoc Gypsum Board products offer fire and moisture resistance and acoustical solutions that contribute to the comfort and aesthetics of residential and commercial spaces. The newest addition to the product line, ProRoc with M2Tech(TM), utilizes a water-resistant core and a moisture- and mold-resistant paper facing for superior moisture resistance and enhanced protection against mold growth. Additionally, ProRoc includes specialty gypsum boards for shaftliners and area separation firewalls, and curved wall designs as in entryway or staircase applications.
ProRoc Finishing Products, which include ready-mixed joint compounds, setting compounds, spray textures and plasters offer professional-grade performance properties that help speed up application and minimize costly callbacks.
CertainTeed Gypsum products are also listed in the appropriate sections on BSD SpecLink, IntroSpec SpexPlus, 4specs.com and CSI GreenFormat. For more information on CertainTeed Gypsum products, visit the newly redesigned certainteed.com.
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed has helped shape the building products industry for more than 100 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed(R) is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, windows, fence, decking, railing, trim, foundations, pipe, insulation, gypsum, ceilings and access covers.
Headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 6,000 employees and more than 65 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. In 2009, CertainTeed was named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a national award that recognizes environmentally responsible corporations. The group had total sales of more than $3 billion in 2008. www.certainteed.com 
For more information contact:
Michael B. Loughery, CertainTeed