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Fire Resistance Design Manual

From Gypsum Association
The 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.

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