Fire Resistance Design Manual
The Gypsum Association has released the 21st edition of the Fire Resistance Design Manual (GA-600-2015). Revised on a three year basis, GA-600 has been referenced by the model building codes as a source of fire resistive designs for more than 40 years. Now 306 pages, the 2015 edition contains nearly 100 new systems that supplement existing assemblies for walls and partitions, floor-ceiling systems, area separation walls and many others. Among these, are 20 new head-of-wall and base-of-wall systems that significantly expand the options for perimeter relief.