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gypsumhandbookAuthor: USG Corporation
Publisher: RS Means/John Wiley & Sons
Edition: Seventh
Type: Softcover
ISBN-13: 978-1-118-74894-5

Product Description:

One of the construction industry’s longest-running, most relied-on references, The Gypsum Construction Handbook was first published by the U.S. Gypsum Company in 1904. For more than a century and through several editions, the book has become a trusted standard. This new 6th edition is an illustrated, comprehensive, and authoritative guide on all facets of gypsum construction.

You’ll find the newest product developments, installation methods, fire- and sound-rated construction information, illustrated framing-to-finish application instructions, estimating and planning information, and more. System descriptions – together with full data on products, accessories, tools, equipment, and applications – help plan and estimate projects and ensure compliance with performance criteria.

Cost- and time-saving techniques keep the work on budget. New in the sixth edition are chapters on sustainable construction methods and products, building movement, fire resistance, heat transfer, sound transmission, and vapor/moisture control.

The Handbook covers both new construction and repair and remodeling and includes:

  • framing
  • drywall and veneer plaster
  • joint treatment and plaster finishing
  • interior cement board
  • ceilings
  • conventional plaster

The Foremost Reference for Gypsum Product Selection & Installation

  • Drywall
  • Veneer & Conventional Plaster
  • Cement Board
  • Framing
  • Finishing & Decorating
  • Acoustical Ceilings

New in this edition:

  • Sustainability—product design, production, measurements, best practices
  • Building Sciences—structural movement, fire-resistance, acoustics, moisture control
  • Includes information on tools & safety practices—and an extensive glossary of construction terms


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