GA Offers New Live Education Session

In October, the Gypsum Association (GA) presented a new live education session at the New England Building Officials Education Association (NEBOEA) 2023 Educational Conference at University of Massachusetts Amherst. Attendees from numerous code jurisdictions within the six-state region attended this hour and a half course. “For Code Officials: A Guide to Gypsum Association Code Referenced and Online Resources” (ICC PPP Course number 38319) provides code officials with .15 ICC continuing education units. More than 50 code officials gathered to learn more about the GA’s offerings.

Led by GA Technical and Market Advisor Greg Woolley, LEED Green Assoc., the presentation reviewed the essentials of gypsum panels with an emphasis on the fire-resistant properties these panels provide in fire-rated assemblies. Attendees gained familiarity with GA code referenced documents, namely, GA-600 Fire Resistance and Sound Control Design Manual, GA-216 Application and Finishing of Gypsum Panel Products, and GA-253 Application of Gypsum Sheathing. Greg also highlighted other resources of interest to code officials all of which are available in the bookstore at

Greg attends numerous building code events throughout the year and is always eager to support code officials by providing continuing education. Code officials interested in arranging training can contact Greg via