Since 1973, model building codes such as the IBC and the NEC have referenced the GA-600 Fire Resistance and Sound Control Design Manual as a primary source of fire resistant and sound control rated designs.
The 2021 edition contains more than 750 fire- and sound-rated systems including:
- Walls and interior partitions
- Shaft walls and exterior walls
- Area separation fire walls
- Floor-ceiling and roof-ceiling systems
- Horizontal membrane systems
- Column, beam, girder, and truss protection systems
To maintain industry-wide quality assurance standards for gypsum panels defined in this Manual as “type X,” the Gypsum Association requires that all companies listing proprietary tests or systems, or relying on the generic systems in this Manual, shall subscribe to an on-going third-party, in-plant product inspection and labeling service.
Additionally, each member company makes annual written certification to the Gypsum Association that its products manufactured for use in systems listed in this manual continue to be inspected and labeled by an independent third-party testing service. Get it now.