USG Boral wins Good Design Awards for design and innovation

USG Boral wins Good Design Awards for design and innovation


12 July 2019

At last night’s Good Design Awards in Sydney, USG Boral received Good Design Award winner accolades in the Product Design category, for SHEETROCK® Dust Control Joint Compound and Ensemble™ monolithic acoustical plasterboard ceiling system.

As Australia’s most prestigious industry awards, Good Design Awards recognition demonstrates excellence in design, innovation and design impact.

Designed to reduce the amount of respirable airborne dust during the sanding process, SHEETROCK® Dust Control Joint Compound received praise from the Good Design Awards jury. “Dust Control Joint Compound solves a genuine problem in the building industry and promotes the use of design beyond the traditional design disciplines associated with this category. This product uses chemistry to solve a recognised problem with dust accumulating during the plastering process.”

The submission of USG Boral Ensemble™ monolithic acoustical plasterboard ceiling systems was greatly welcomed by the Good Design Awards jury. “The testimonials prove this product to be highly innovative in its application. The benefit of removing the need for added acoustic products is a huge advantage. Great to see this kind of product submitted for the Good Design Awards - it demonstrates the problem-solving capacity of design beyond the traditional design disciplines - well done.”

According to Dr. Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia, receiving a Good Design Award at this level is a significant achievement given the very high calibre of entries received this year.

“Australia’s Good Design Award is more than a symbol of design excellence; it represents the hard work and dedication towards an innovative outcome that will ultimately improve our quality of life. These projects showcase the brilliance of design and the potential it has to improve our world,” said Dr. Gien.

This year, a record 700 submissions were evaluated by the jury, including submissions in excellence for architectural design, engineering, fashion, digital and communications and emerging areas of design strategy, social impact and design entrepreneurship.

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