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Multiple Projects in New England Project Profile

After 30 years in the flooring business, New England Gypsum Floors Inc. started seeing an increase in requests for sound reduction systems, especially in multifamily construction.  The following projects were completed in New England:

  • University of Connecticut built a large, four-section housing project at its north campus in Storrs, Connecticut where they wanted an economical sound control material. New England Gypsum Floors Inc. used a gypsum concrete floor and added a sound reduction material, which significantly dampened the sound transmissions. 
  • In Providence, Rhode Island, the seven-story Peerless Building was converted into artist's loft-style apartments. New England Gypsum Floors poured LEVELROCK® 3500 Floor Underlayment over the 1/4-inch LEVELROCK SRM-25™ Sound Reduction Mat. The higher compressive strength of 3500 to 4500 psi offers exceptional durability during the construction cycle.
  • In Southbury, Connecticut, the first-floor living spaces of each building in Courtyard at Heritage Green luxury condominiums sat over a parking garage. The condominiums feature LEVELROCK 2500 Floor Underlayment, along with the SRM-25 sound reduction mat. With scores of IIC 60 and STC 60, the values exceeded the new minimum ICC code criteria of IIC 50 and STC 50 for flooring assemblies. The first building completed was nearly silent. 
  • At the Goodwin Estate Mansion in Hartford, Connecticut, New England Gypsum Floors poured the underlayment prior to the drywall crews installing the gypsum board. This feature virtually eliminated mold issues and permitted the product to be installed without holding up the work of other trades and workflow was never interrupted. Plus, every unit now features a sound reduction system throughout the whole unit.  

New England Gypsum Floors has found that sound reduction and quality materials are two main requests of builders and families and using USG products is the best way to keep costs down while delivering the upgraded features.

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People Involved

Greg Peck, New England Gypsum Floors Inc. Contractor

Bob Houlihan, Heritage Development Group Developer

Project Scope

from 400 square to 15,000-square-foot

Special Factors

Multifamily construction. More stringent building codes for noise.