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SKU: 9781557019677
The GA-216 is referenced in the International Building Code as an appropriate standard for the application and installation of gypsum boards and panels.

Architects and specifiers consult GA-216 to ensure proper handling and storage of wallboard on the jobsite, guide installation of gypsum boards over appropriately spaced and installed wood or steel framing, and determine when and if control joints should be used. Installers rely on the GA-216 to determine appropriate methods of installation. It guides wallboard layout, selection of fastener types, and fastener spacing for many different gypsum panel types. A new detail illustrates and clarifies existing language describing the proper placement of joints around window and door openings.

The GA-216-2018 features:

  • Specifications for the application of gypsum panels to flat wall insulating concrete forms (ICFs)
  • Application of single-and multi-layer gypsum panel products to wood framing members
  • Gypsum panel product application over steel framing and furring
  • Semi and solid gypsum panel products partitions
  • Gypsum panel product application over rigid plastic foam insulation
  • Application of rigid predecorated combustible panels (paneling) to gypsum substrate
  • Application of gypsum panel products to outside corners, arches, and curves