FL Application for Gypsum GA 216-2021


GA-216-2021 Application and Finishing of Gypsum Panel Products is colloquially known as the “Drywall Hanger’s Bible.” GA-216 provides the most up-to-date industry recommendations for the proper installation and finishing of gypsum panels, including related accessories, over a variety of substrates and framing.

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Application and Finishing of Gypsum Panel Products 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 panels on the jobsite, guide installation of gypsum panels 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 panel layout, selection of fastener types, and fastener spacing for many different gypsum panel types.