The Gypsum Association has announced the release of the 2010 edition of its publication, GA-216,Application and Finishing of Gypsum Panel Products.
The Gypsum Association has announced the release of the 2010
edition of its publication, GA-216,Application
and Finishing of Gypsum Panel Products. GA-216 is a code-referenced
industry standard that describes the proper methods and materials for most
applications of gypsum panel products in the built environment.
Included in the document are instructions for the proper
delivery and handling of gypsum panels, single- and multi-layer applications
over both wood and steel framing, installation of semi-solid gypsum panel
product partitions, adhesive application to a variety of substrates, gypsum
panel product application over rigid plastic foam insulation, exterior
applications of exterior gypsum soffit board, and the finishing of gypsum panel
products. Also included are recommendations for special situations, including
floating angles, outside corners, arches, and curves.
GA-216 has been a primary publication of the Gypsum
Association for many years. With the passage of those years, it has become an
industry standard. Industry’s reliance on GA-216 has led to it’s becoming a
referenced standard in the building codes during the last few code cycles. The
Association’s Technical Committee updates GA-216 on a three-year cycle to keep
the document current with changes in technology and the building codes.
The 2010 edition of GA-216 includes new language reflecting
changes in ASTM C 1396 and ASTM C 1658, changes terminology from metal gauges
to base metal thickness to reflect practices of the steel framing industry, and
revises the recommendations for water-resistant gypsum tile backer board to
comport with companion specifications found in the tile industry’s TCNA
Handbook and ANSI A 108, which are also now required in the ICC codes.
The new 2010 edition of GA-216 is available from
Association’s on line bookstore at www.gypsum.org.