Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry Logo

Gypsum Panel Products Guide

The Gypsum Association announces the publication of its revised application standard, GA-216-2016, Application and Finishing of Gypsum Panel Products. The 2016 specification provides appropriate installation methods for most gypsum panels—from the more common regular and type X wallboards to specialized performance boards such as glass mat water-resistant gypsum panels and abuse-resistant and impact-resistant gypsum panels.

    

GA-216 is referenced in the International Building Code as an appropriate standard for the application and installation of gypsum boards and panels. Copies of the specification may be purchased through the association’s bookstore at www.gypsum.org.

    

Application and Finishing of Gypsum Panel Products guides wallboard layout, selection of fastener types and dictates fastener spacing for many different gypsum panel types. A new detail illustrates and clarifies existing language describing the proper placement of joints around window and door openings.

    

New to this edition are specifications for the application of gypsum panels to flat wall insulating concrete forms. This product is gaining acceptance among residential, multifamily, and commercial builders due to its combination of high thermal mass and insulation reducing heating and cooling costs. Gypsum wallboard is the most popular interior finish for these structures and GA-216-2016 provides needed guidance in this growing construction field.

Browse Similar Articles

You May Also Like

Rockfon presents an addition to its North American portfolio range: Rockfon® Mono® Acoustic ceiling systems. This stone wool monolithic ceiling solution creates a smooth, seamless, uninterrupted surface with best-level sound-absorption.

AcousTech Contour™ flat and 3D shaped panels from AVL Systems are expertly crafted, custom-shaped, decorative panels designed to introduce depth and aesthetic appeal to any space, making them an ideal