May 19, 2023

Issues with Walls and Fire-Rated Floor Ceiling Systems (March 2014)

Addressing a common issue when installing walls and fire-rated floor-ceiling systems. Model code language addressing the intersection of a wall and a fire-rated floor-ceiling system continues […]
May 19, 2023

The International Wildland-Urban Interface Code (Oct. 2022)

The WUI and what it contains and why it’s important A wildland-urban interface area is, “that geographical area where structures and other human development meets or […]
May 19, 2023

Code Updates: The 2021 I-Codes (March 2020)

The International Code Council suite of I-Codes are perhaps the most robust building codes in the world. Protecting life and property—the goal of the I-Codes—requires ongoing […]
May 19, 2023

Fire Resistance Codes (July 2017)

DUCT CALL Duct enclosures made with gypsum panel products can and are built and used successfully every day. Understanding the end use of the duct, the […]
September 22, 2022

Gypsum Association Translates Technical Documents into French and Spanish

Silver Spring, Maryland – September 22, 2022 The Gypsum Association (GA) has translated two code referenced publications into French and Spanish. GA-216-2021 Application and Finishing of […]
February 3, 2022

Revised Levels of Finish for Gypsum Panel Products Released

GA-214-2021 reflects the work of allied industry partners. Silver Spring, MD – February 2, 2022 –the Gypsum Association (GA) is pleased to announce the release of […]
November 30, 2021

GA‐255‐2018 Guidance on the Use of Panel “Rips”

“Belly bands” or “drywall rips” are terms commonly used to refer to a strip of gypsum panel inserted in the gap between two horizontally applied panels […]
July 21, 2021

Gypsum Association Supports Research Aimed At Drywall Recycling and Landfill Diversion

Limiting carbon dioxide emissions could be added bonus. Silver Spring, MD – July 22, 2021, The Gypsum Association (GA), in partnership with Divert NS, in Nova […]
July 8, 2021

Gypsum Association Releases Three Revised Code-Referenced Publications

New offerings include flagship GA-600-2021 Fire Resistance and Sound Control Design Manual Silver Spring, MD – July 8, 2021 –the Gypsum Association (GA) is pleased to […]