GA Publications At-A-Glance

General Information

April 11, 2019

GA-605-2018 Gypsum Panel Products for use in UL Classified Systems

The tables in GA-605 can be referenced to quickly identify the specific UL listed products, brand names, and trademarks of each manufacturer’s fire-rated products. Get it […]
April 11, 2019

GA-291-2011 Gypsum Board The Fire-Resistant Alternative to Masonry

Includes characteristics of gypsum board systems, money-saving features of gypsum board, and other advantages. Get it now.
April 11, 2019

GA-254-2017 Fire-Resistant Gypsum Sheathing

Describes the advantages, use, limitations, and properties of fire-resistant gypsum sheathing in exterior walls. Get it now.
April 11, 2019

GA-235-2019 Gypsum Board Typical Mechanical and Physical Properties

A useful reference for architects and engineers, especially at the project design stage. Includes tables with data on flexural strength, weight per unit area, negative wind […]
April 11, 2019

GA-229-2018 Shear Values for Screw Application of Gypsum Board On Walls

Tests conducted in accordance with ASTM E72 determine average ultimate shear values of gypsum panel products. Get it now.
April 11, 2019

GA-223-2017 Gypsum Panel Products, Types, Uses, Sizes, and Standards

Summarizing the many different types of gypsum board used in the industry, this quick reference gives typical uses of, and the ASTM and CSA standards for, […]
April 11, 2019

GA-1000-2017 Identification of Gypsum Board

Understand labeling on gypsum panel products as a means of identifying the manufacturer, plant, date of production, and etc. Get it now.

Installation & Finishing

May 13, 2019

GA‐253‐2018 APLICACIÓN DE REVESTIMIENTO DE YESO

Spanish translation of GA-253-2018 Application of Gypsum Sheathing. This code referenced specification describes the minimum requirements for, and the methods of handling, storage, and application of, gypsum sheathing […]
May 13, 2019

GA‐253‐2018 APPLICATION POUR PANNEAU DE REVÊTEMENT EN GYPSE

French translation of GA-253-2018 Application of Gypsum Sheathing. This code referenced specification describes the minimum requirements for, and the methods of handling, storage, and application of, gypsum sheathing […]
April 29, 2019

GA-216-2016 Pose Et Finition Des Panneaux De Gypse

French translation of  GA-216-2016 Application and Finishing of Gypsum Panel Products provided as a PDF download. GA-216 is referenced in the International Building Code as an appropriate standard […]
April 26, 2019

GA-216-2016 Colocación y Acabado de Paneles de Yeso

Spanish translation of  GA-216-2016 Application and Finishing of Gypsum Panel Products provided as a PDF download. GA-216 is referenced in the International Building Code as an appropriate […]
April 11, 2019

GA-600-2018 Fire Resistance and Sound Control Design Manual

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 […]
April 11, 2019

GA-620-2019: Gypsum Area Separation Firewalls

Provides a comprehensive look at gypsum area separation firewall systems. Get it now.
April 11, 2019

GA-231-2019 Assessing Water Damage to Gypsum Board

Guidance on determining whether gypsum board needs to be replaced after exposure to water from all sources. Addresses all project phases from transportation to installed use. […]
April 11, 2019

GA-234-2016 Control Joints for Fire-Resistance Rated Systems

Provides recommendations addressing the use of control joints in fire and non-fire-rated systems. Get it now
April 11, 2019

GA-618-2017 Building and Inspecting Smoke Barriers

Learn the fundamentals of, and how to comply with, code criteria for smoke barriers. Get it now.
April 11, 2019

GA-230-2019 Vapor Retarder Over Water-Resistant Gypsum Backing Board

Reviews the use and installation of water-resistant gypsum backer boards behind tiles with water-resistant barriers. Get it now.
April 11, 2019

GA-253-2018 Application of Gypsum Sheathing

This code referenced specification describes the minimum requirements for, and the methods of handling, storage, and application of, gypsum sheathing for use as a substrate for […]
April 11, 2019

GA-226-2016 Application of Gypsum Board to Form Curved Surfaces

Describes special application methods used to install gypsum board on a curved wall or ceiling surfaces. Get it now.
April 11, 2019

GA-216-2018 Application and Finishing of Gypsum Panel Products

The most up-to-date industry recommendations for the proper installation and finishing of gypsum board, including related accessories, over a variety of substrates and framing. The GA-216 […]
April 11, 2019

GA-214-2017 Quick Reference Guide Levels of Finish

Intended as a supplement to—not a replacement for—GA-214-2015 Recommended Levels of Finish for Gypsum Board, Glass Mat & Fiber-Reinforced Gypsum Panels this one-page chart provides an […]
April 11, 2019

GA-236-2017 Joint Treatment Under Extreme Weather Conditions

Provides best practices for the application and drying of joint compounds in extreme weather conditions. Get it now.
April 11, 2019

GA-214-2015 Recommended Levels of Finish Gypsum Board, Glass Mat & Fiber-Reinforced Gypsum Panels

Assists specifiers and contractors in understanding and achieving the desired level of finish for Gypsum Board, Panels,  Glass Mat and Fiber-Reinforced Gypsum Panels. Get it now.

Prevention & Repair

July 23, 2019

GA-227-2013: Recommandations pour Prévenir les Fissures dans le Plafond

Guides the user through the methods commonly used to reduce cracking in ceiling joints. Get it now.
May 13, 2019

GA‐225‐2015 Réparation Des Assemblages De Panneaux De Gypse Résistant Au Feu

French translation of GA-225-2015 Repair of Fire-Rated Gypsum Panel Product Systems. Discusses everything from patching a small hole to full-scale replacement of large damaged areas. Get it […]
May 13, 2019

GA-222-2014 Réparation Des Vis Ou Des Clous Soulevés

French translation of GA-222-2014 Repairing Screw or Nail Pops. Describes the symptoms, causes, and repair methods for fastener pops in gypsum board surfaces. Get it now. […]
April 29, 2019

GA-222-14 Reparación De Tornillos o Clavos Sobresalidos

This Spanish translation of GA-222-14 Repairing Screw or Nail Pops describes the symptoms, causes, and repair methods for fastener pops in gypsum panel products.
April 26, 2019

GA-225-2015 Reparación De Sistemas De De Paneles De yeso Resistentes Al Fuego

Spanish translation of GA-225-2015 Repair of Fire-Rated Gypsum Panel Product Systems. How to repair a damaged wall and maintain the system’s fire-rating. Addresses repairs of all […]
April 11, 2019

GA-231-2019 Assessing Water Damage to Gypsum Board

Guidance on determining whether gypsum board needs to be replaced after exposure to water from all sources. Addresses all project phases from transportation to installed use. […]
April 11, 2019

GA-227-2017 Recommendations for the Prevention of Ceiling Cracking

Guides the user through the methods commonly used to reduce cracking in ceiling joints. Get it now.
April 11, 2019

GA-238-2016 Guidelines for Prevention of Mold Growth on Gypsum Board

Provides guidelines to reduce and prevent mold growth from transportation through installed use of gypsum panel products.  Get it now.
April 11, 2019

GA-225-2019 Repair of Fire-Rated Gypsum Panel Product Systems

Learn how to repair a damaged wall and maintain the system’s fire rating. Addresses repairs of all kinds, from small holes to full-scale replacement of large […]
April 11, 2019

GA-221-2019 Causes, Prevention and Repair of Joint Ridging and Centerline Cracking

Describes the symptoms, causes, and repair methods for joint ridging in gypsum board surfaces. Get it now.
April 11, 2019

GA-236-2017 Joint Treatment Under Extreme Weather Conditions

Provides best practices for the application and drying of joint compounds in extreme weather conditions. Get it now.
April 11, 2019

GA-222-2019 Repairing Screw or Nail Pops

Describes the symptoms, causes, and repair methods for fastener pops in gypsum board surfaces. Get it now.

Weather Related Considerations

May 13, 2019

GA-236-2017 Jointement dans des Conditions de Températures Extreme

French translation of GA-236-2017 Joint Treatment Under Extreme Weather Conditions. Provides best practices for the application and drying of joint compounds in extreme weather conditions. Get it […]
May 13, 2019

GA‐236‐2017 TRATAMIENTO DE JUNTAS EN CONDICIONES CLIMÁTICAS EXTREMAS

Spanish translation of GA-236-2017 Joint Treatment Under Extreme Weather Conditions. Provides best practices for the application and drying of joint compounds in extreme weather conditions. Get it […]
April 29, 2019

GA‐220‐2016: Recommandations Concernant L’Installation Hivernale De Panneaux De Gypse

French translation of  GA-220-2016 Gypsum Board Winter Related Installation. Winter weather conditions may be a major or contributing cause of joint compound bond failures, delayed shrinkage, […]
April 26, 2019

GA-220-2016 Recomendaciones Para La Instalación De Paneles De Yeso En Invierno

Spanish translation of GA-220-2016 Gypsum Board Winter Related Installation Recommendations. Learn how to avoid problems associated with cold weather. Get it now.
April 11, 2019

GA-231-2019 Assessing Water Damage to Gypsum Board

Guidance on determining whether gypsum board needs to be replaced after exposure to water from all sources. Addresses all project phases from transportation to installed use. […]
April 11, 2019

GA-238-2016 Guidelines for Prevention of Mold Growth on Gypsum Board

Provides guidelines to reduce and prevent mold growth from transportation through installed use of gypsum panel products.  Get it now.
April 11, 2019

GA-236-2017 Joint Treatment Under Extreme Weather Conditions

Provides best practices for the application and drying of joint compounds in extreme weather conditions. Get it now.
April 11, 2019

GA-220-2016 Gypsum Board Winter Related Installation Recommendations

Learn how to avoid problems associated with installing gypsum board during cold weather. Get it now.

Handling, Storage, & Transportation

May 13, 2019

GA‐801‐2017 MANIPULATION ET ENTREPOSAGE DES PANNEAUX DE GYPSE: UN GUIDE POUR LES DISTRIBUTEURS, LES DÉTAILLANTS ET LES ENTREPRENEURS

French translation of GA-801-2017 Handling and Storage of Gypsum Panel Products. Guidelines for the safest possible handling, storage, and transportation of gypsum panel products. Pages 8 and […]
May 13, 2019

GA‐801‐2017 MANIPULACIÓN Y ALMACENAMIENTO DE PRODUCTOS DE PANELES DE YESO: UNA GUÍA PARA DISTRIBUIDORES, COMERCIANTES MINORISTAS Y CONTRATISTAS

Spanish translation of GA-801-2017 Handling and Storage of Gypsum Panel Products.Guidelines for the safest possible handling, storage, and transportation of gypsum panel products. Pages 8 and […]
April 11, 2019

GA-231-2019 Assessing Water Damage to Gypsum Board

Guidance on determining whether gypsum board needs to be replaced after exposure to water from all sources. Addresses all project phases from transportation to installed use. […]
April 11, 2019

GA-238-2016 Guidelines for Prevention of Mold Growth on Gypsum Board

Provides guidelines to reduce and prevent mold growth from transportation through installed use of gypsum panel products.  Get it now.
April 11, 2019

GA-801-2017 Handling and Storage of Gypsum Panel Products

Guidelines for the safest possible handling, storage, and transportation of gypsum panel products. Pages 8 and 9 provide important information on stocking gypsum panel products on […]