Gypsum Association releases 2015 Fire Resistance Design Manual

Flagship publication features latest fire-resistance rated gypsum building system designs

Jul 21, 2015, 10:35 ET from Gypsum Association

HYATTSVILLE, Md., July 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gypsum Association (GA) is pleased to announce the release of the twenty-first edition of the Fire Resistance Design Manual (GA-600-2015). Revised on a three year basis, GA-600 has been referenced by the model building codes as a source of fire resistive designs for more than 40 years.  Now 306 pages, the 2015 edition contains nearly 100 new systems that supplement existing assemblies for walls and partitions, floor-ceiling systems, area separation walls and many others. Among these, are 20 new head-of-wall and base-of-wall systems that significantly expand the options for perimeter relief.

A much more interactive digital version of the Fire Resistance Design Manual is available with the 2015 edition. More like an e-reader than previous PDF versions, the new digital Manual is easy to navigate, delivered on demand, and allows users to print specific pages for reference. An added bonus: Customers who purchase the electronic version will receive a complimentary hardcopy of the Manual. 

Over the years, the scope of the GA's flagship publication has steadily broadened to address sound and other factors of concern for designers, builders, code officials and the public.  Featuring more than 700 systems, the 2015 Fire Resistance Design Manual remains among the best organized and easiest to use of the design reference manuals. Visit the Gypsum Association Bookstore to purchase.

The Gypsum Association is in its 85th year of service as the technical, promotion, and information center of the gypsum industry.  Representing gypsum board manufacturing companies located throughout the United States and Canada, the Association is based in Hyattsville, MD.

SOURCE Gypsum Association