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.