GA Issues Revised EPD for 5/8” Type X
The Gypsum Association has released a revised and updated environmental product declaration (EPD) for 5/8” type X North American gypsum boards. This industry average EPD provides vital environmental performance information addressing energy consumption, water consumption, global warming, waste, air emissions and other metrics related to production. Read more
GA Video Tutorial: Repairing Fire-Rated Assemblies
This animated video, based on GA-225-2019 Repair of Fire-Rated Gypsum Panel Product Systems, describes the proper methods of repairing damage to fire-rated gypsum panel systems. Learn how to restore walls their original fire-resistive condition. Watch now.
Utilities in Area Separation Fire Walls
Flanking walls on either side of a gypsum shaftliner system can accommodate plumbing or mechanical equipment, ducts, or vents without affecting fire resistance. A recent engineering evaluation substantiates the Gypsum Association position that the shaftliner ASW is not compromised by utilities or penetrations placed in the flanking walls. Read More.
Understanding GA-216-2018, Available for AIA Credit
The Gypsum Association has added online continuing professional education course for AIA credit: Understanding GA-216-2018 Application and Finishing of Gypsum Panel Products. GA-216 is referenced by the International Building Code and NFPA 5000. Take the course for one AIA LU.
Understanding GA-216-2018, Available for ICC Credit
The Gypsum Association has added another online continuing professional education course for ICC credit: Understanding GA-216-2018 Application and Finishing of Gypsum Panel Products. GA-216 is referenced by the International Building Code and NFPA 5000. ICC credit for this course is .10 CEUs. Take the course.
New FAQs on GYPSUM.ORG
“Can resilient channels be added to an assembly if not originally shown in the GA-600 Fire Resistance and Sound Control Design Manual?” This is one of several new FAQs on gypsum.org. Read the answer.
ASTM Guidance on Recycling Clean Scrap Gypsum
Led by the GA and its member companies, a new ASTM Standard Guide for Closed-Loop Recycling of Scrap Gypsum Panel Products facilitates the safe recycling of clean scrap gypsum boards. ASTM C1881 – 20, can be purchased at astm.org. Learn more about recycling at the GA website.