Gypsumation Spring 2023



GA FAQ: Spray Foam Insulation and Acoustics

There is very little acoustical testing of construction assemblies with spray foam insulations. Recent GA testing provides insight.
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GA-600 Explained: Indexes

Use the indexes in GA-600 Fire Resistance and Sound Control Design Manual to find the right code compliant system.



GA-600 Explained: General Explanatory Notes

The GA-600 Fire Resistance and Sound Control Design Manual‘s General Explanatory Notes on the Fire Performance of Systems offers clarity on permitted substitutions related to fasteners, stud sizes, and depths. Appropriate and inappropriate material additions are also covered. The Notes answer many technical questions. Watch



GA-600 Explained: Testing Agencies

The Gypsum Association’s Technical and Markets Advisor Greg Woolley discusses fire and sound testing agencies and how to identify them in a system listing in GA-600.Watch



Gypsum Recycling in the Country: Who, What, Where and How

An article by GA staff explores the state of drywall recycling today. Read



GA Presents at Lunch and Learn for Building Code Officials in Oregon

In April, the Gypsum Association presented a new live education session at a lunch and learn for code officials in the state of Oregon. Attendees from numerous jurisdictions logged in. Read more



New Video on Type X Gypsum Panels Provides Clarity

What constitutes a type X gypsum panel? A set of code changes for the 2024 International Codes defines a type X panel in the building codes to prevent confusion, clarify the term, and harmonize the term with the ASTM definition. Watch



At the airport for departureOut & About with the GA

Where we have been and where we are going next. Read more



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