Fire Resistance Design Manual
From Gypsum AssociationThe Gypsum Association has released the 19th edition of GA-600, Fire Resistance Design Manual.
The FRDM is referenced by the major codes and standards bodies as well as many state and local jurisdictions in the United States and Canada as a source document for fire-resistance and sound-control rated designs that incorporate gypsum board in a variety of building systems.
The new edition offers 89 new proprietary building system designs: 51 wall and partition designs, eight area separation fire wall designs, 17 floor-ceiling designs, three roof-ceiling designs and 10 column designs. Minor changes include new language in the introduction, new testing agency listings and a list showing specific sections in ASTM C1396 that apply to various gypsum panel products.
The manual is available from www.gypsum.org.