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2013-02-08 12:23:47

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the law firms of Levin, Fishbein, Sedran & Berman, Herman, Herman & Katz, and the Law Offices of Richard Serpe, P.C. "Four additional Settlements have been reached in class action litigation involving drywall imported to the U.S. from China," announced Plaintiffs' Liaison Counsel Russ Herman, of Herman, Herman & Katz. The litigation claims that Chinese drywall causes property damage, including...

2013-02-07 20:21:58

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorneys Russ Herman, court-appointed liaison counsel, and Arnold Levin, court-appointed lead counsel, in the Chinese Drywall Federal litigation, MDL 2047, are gratified today that the presiding Federal judge, the Honorable Judge Eldon E. Fallon, has issued an order approving five (5) class action settlements with manufacturers, builders, suppliers and installers of Chinese drywall and their various insurers. These settlements are estimated to be...

2013-02-01 12:25:08

Ontario Government needs to focus on fire containment as well as sprinklers in proposed Fire Code and Building Code changes TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Mandatory sprinklers in Ontario retirement homes are a big step in the right direction but seniors also need the protection of more fire-resistant building material such as concrete block. This statement from construction and fire-safety representatives comes in response to proposed changes put forward by an Ontario Government task...

2013-01-21 12:23:44

SOMERVILLE, N.J. , Jan. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- STI recently shifted its Ready® Firestop Grommet to their line of fire rated pathways and have renamed the product EZ Path® Firestop Grommet. STI's EZ Path firestop grommets are engineered to permanently seal cable penetrations through fire-rated walls. Ray Bruno, Vice President of Sales and Marketing explains, "The decision to move our firestop grommet into the EZ Path family was an easy one. This specially designed...

2013-01-11 05:03:21

TVroughin releases the world's first pre-drywall solution for easy flat screen television installation. Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) January 10, 2013 TVroughin aims to change the way in which televisions are installed. The recent release of the TVR offers a pre-drywall solution for television mounting that allows homeowners and tenants to install their own television virtually tool and worry free. "After years of dealing with the hassles of television mounting as a general contractor, I...

2012-12-30 05:00:36

Plexxis WinBID, a ℠database ready´ drywall construction estimation software, has one final free release scheduled for January 2013. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) December 29, 2012 Plexxis Software announces that the final free release of WinBID drywall construction estimating software is scheduled for January, 2013. For over 3 years, Plexxis has been providing interior systems contractors with free drywall construction estimating software which has resulted in invaluable feedback....

2012-12-16 05:02:34

The expertise of Plexxis drywall specialists enable wall and ceiling contractors to drastically simplify the integration of drywall construction estimating, digital take off, costing and accounting which is helping contractors realize a better bottom line in 2013 Vaughan, Ontario (PRWEB) December 15, 2012 Plexxis Software is proud to report that wall and ceiling contractors who seek to unify their operations on one single platform can drastically simplify the transition through the aid of...

2012-12-13 12:26:55

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CertainTeed, a leading North American manufacturer of building materials, announced today its intention to form a joint venture with Bailey Metal Products Limited (BMP) of Concord, Ont., to manufacture suspended ceiling grid in Canada and the United States. Bailey Metal Products Limited is Canada's largest lightweight steel framing manufacturer and a leading provider of drywall trims and accessories. With this joint venture, CertainTeed will...

2012-10-31 07:29:08

BELTSVILLE, Md., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Associated Builders and Contractors Metro Washington and Virginia chapters recently celebrated its 31(st) annual "Excellence in Construction" awards ceremony. Construction and contracting companies in the region view it as one of the most highly sought after awards they can receive for the number of man-hours and quality of work they put into the vast array of construction projects undertaken each year. For the third consecutive...

2012-10-01 23:03:27

The United States is a world leader in gypsum production, second only behind China. Gypsum is one of the most widely used minerals and the basis for building products such as wallboard, plaster, ceiling tiles and plaster accessories. Gypsum is also used in the manufacture of concrete and as a soil conditioner, but its principal use is for the manufacture of wallboard used as internal cladding for residential, commercial and institutional buildings. Demand therefore heavily depends on...


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2005-05-26 10:48:13

Gypsum is a very soft mineral composed of calcium sulfate dihydrate, with the chemical formula CaSO4·2H2O. Chemical structure Heating gypsum above approximately 150°C (302°F) partially dehydrates the mineral by driving off exactly 75% of the water contained in its chemical structure. CaSO4·2H2O + heat → CaSO4·½H2O + 1½H2O (steam) The partially dehydrated mineral is called calcium sulfate hemihydrate or calcined gypsum (commonly known as plaster of...

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