St. Louis College of Pharmacy

St. Louis College of Pharmacy is the 10th largest college of pharmacy in America. The new academic and research building and library will help the college continue to be a global leader in pharmacy and healthcare education by providing state of the art facilities for instruction, research and study. Tripling the size of its predecessor, the new building provides the space required by the College and the library. The vast array of rooms and building uses required specific needs from the walls. Products were placed in each room for optimal performance, providing improved indoor air quality and enhanced moisture and mould resistance. There were various challenges throughout the project, notably a tight timeframe that required the building to be open on the first day of school. Furthermore the drywall installation began before the curtain wall was complete, exposing the interior walls to the winter weather. Care was taken to cover and monitor the walls during installation.

Building Owner: St Louis College of Pharmacy
Architect: Cannon Design
Main Contractor: PARIC
Photographer: Jerry Adlersfluegel
Saint-Gobain Team: Rob Kendall, Clare Zegarelli

PARIC Corporation was founded in 1979 and is based in St Louis, Missouri. One of the largest private companies in the midwest, PARIC is a general contractor, construction manager and design-build firm specializing in commercial projects, specifically healthcare, academic, hospitality, senior living and interior specialty projects. PARIC provides an exceptional building and service experience to turn every client's dream into a reality.

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CertainTeed Products in St. Louis College of Pharmacy

CertainTeed Type X fire resistant drywall is an interior gypsum board consisting of a solid set, fire resistive, Type X gypsum core that provides fire resistance ratings when used in tested assemblies.

AirRenew® Extreme Abuse provides the increased protection and durability required for abuse prone areas subjected to repeated wear and tear.

AirRenew® Extreme Impact provides the highest level of protection for impact and abuse areas in high traffic applications.

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CertainTeed M2Tech® Moisture and Mold resistant drywall features a unique technology that combines moisture and mold resistance and is specially engineered to provide enhanced protection against mold growth. 

Diamondback® Tile backer has a unique textured coating and pattern on the front of the board that creates a strong bond to prevent slipping, while its superior water resistant surface inhibits water vapor permeance protecting your rooms from mold and moisture. 

GlasRoc® Sheathing Type X is a high-performance, weather-resistant gypsum sheathing board with a specially formulated core for use in fire resistance rated designs. 

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