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The Gypsum Construction Handbook, 7th Edition
BOOKMARK HOME LIBRARY COURSE - The Gypsum Construction Handbook, 7th Edition
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BOOKMARK HOME LIBRARY COURSE - The tried-and-true Gypsum Construction Handbook is a systematic guide to selecting and using gypsum drywall, veneer plaster, tile backers, ceilings, and conventional plaster building materials. A widely respected training text for aspiring architects and engineers, the book provides detailed product information and efficient installation methodology.

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BOOKMARK HOME LIBRARY COURSE - The Gypsum Construction Handbook, 7th Edition

Table of contents Preface xi Trademarks xii Editorial Committee xii Using The Gypsum Construction Handbook xiii What's New xiv 1 Drywall and Veneer Plaster Products 1 Gypsum Panel Products 2 Products Available 5 Exterior Gypsum Ceiling Board 8 Gypsum Liner and Sheathing Products 14 Roof Board Products 16 Floor Underlayment Products 17 Suspended Ceiling Products 17 Bead and Trim Accessories 22 Framing Components 26 Cavity Shaft Wall and Area Separation Fire-Wall/Party-Walls 28 Framing and Furring Accessories 30 Sound Control and Insulation Products 33 Firestop Products 34 Fasteners 36 Adhesives 45 Joint Compounds 46 Concrete Finishing Compounds 51 Reinforcing Tapes 51 Veneer Plaster Finishes 54 Primers 56 Interior Texture Finishes 57 Powder Texture Products 57 Sound-Absorbing Plaster Finish 60 Ready-Mixed Texture Products 60 Interior Patch and Repair Products 66 2 Framing 69 General Requirements 70 Wood Framing 71 Steel Framing 75 Resilient Channel Framing—Steel Framing 77 Chase Wall Framing 78 Drywall and Plaster Ceiling Suspension Systems 79 Resilient Framing—Wood Frame 90 Framing—Partition Corners 92 Framing—Door and Window Openings 93 3 Cladding 99 General Planning Procedures 100 Methods for Applying Drywall and Veneer Bases 103 Gypsum Drywall and Plaster Base Application 105 Trim and Finishing 123 Gypsum Sheathing Application 123 Interior Gypsum Ceiling Panel Application 124 Exterior Ceiling Board Application 125 Gypsum Board Suspended Ceilings 127 Mineral Wool Blanket Application 128 Perimeter Isolation 129 Floating Interior Angle Application 131 Fixture Installation 132 Curved Surfaces 135 Arches 138 Soffits 139 4 Backerboard Installation 141 Cement Board Products 142 Fiber-Reinforced Gypsum Panels 144 Durock Accessory Products 146 Job Preparation and Design Considerations 148 Applications 149 5 Finishing Drywall Systems 159 Levels of Gypsum Finishing 160 Finishing-Level Definitions 161 Recommended Levels of Paint Finish over Gypsum Board 163 Applying Trim Accessories 165 Joint Treatment for Drywall Construction 172 Priming 182 Applying Compound over Concrete 184 Applying Sealant (Caulking) 186 Applying Textured Finishes 190 Powder Texture Finishes 192 Sound-Rated Texture Finish 194 Ready-Mixed Texture Finishes 195 Ready-Mixed Texture Paints 197 Creating Texture Patterns 198 Interior Patching and Repairing 201 Contents vii Resurfacing 202 Redecorating Ceilings 203 6 Finishing Veneer Plaster Systems 205 Advances of Veneer Plaster 206 Veneer Plaster Finishes 206 Applying Trim Accessories 208 Joint Treatment and Surface Preparation for Veneer Plaster Construction 213 Veneer Plaster Finish Applications 215 Painting Veneer Plaster 221 Radiant Heat Plaster System—Diamond Veneer Finish 222 Special Abuse-Resistant Systems 223 Resurfacing Walls and Ceilings 224 Decorating with Pigmented Finish Plaster 224 7 Conventional Plaster Products 227 Plaster Bases 228 Trim Accessories 231 Framing Components 235 Plasters 237 Basecoat Plasters 238 Portland Cement Plaster 240 Finish Plasters 240 Gauging Plasters 241 Finish Limes 242 Prepared Finishes 242 Sound-Absorbing Plaster Finish 244 Ornamental Plasters 244 Special Additives 245 8 Conventional Plaster Applications 249 General Planning Procedures 250 General Job Conditions 251 Framing Installation 252 Applying Plaster Base 258 Applying Fasteners 259 Applying Control Joints 261 Applying Basecoat Plaster 262 Setting Time 266 Applying Finish Plaster 268 Ornamental Plasters 275 Special Additives 275 Sound-Absorbing Plaster Finish 276 Replastering Old Plaster Surfaces 277 Door Frames 278 Caulking Procedures 280 Fixture Attachment 281 9 Acoustical Ceiling Design and Application 285 Suspended Acoustical Ceiling Products 286 Acoustical Requirements 295 Sustainability 298 Lighting and Light Reflectance 299 Structural Implications 301 Environmental Considerations for Installation 303 Fire Safety 304 Standards for Suspended Acoustical Ceilings 311 10 System Design Considerations 321 System Technical Data 322 Structural Criteria 322 Fire and Sound Tests 323 Wood Stud Partitions 329 Steel Stud Partitions 329 Sound Control Systems 329 Area Separation Fire-Wall/Party-Wall Systems 330 USG Shaft Walls 334 Floor/Ceiling Assemblies 339 Beam and Column Fire Protection 340 Penetration Fire-Stop Systems 343 Head-of-Wall Construction Joints 346 Air, Water and Vapor Control 347 11 Planning, Execution and Inspection 349 Factors Affecting Results 350 Selection of Materials 350 Performance Requirements 351 Handling and Storage 353 Job Conditions 354 Movement in Structures 356 Workmanship 361 Equipment Selection 361 Product Quality 362 Contents ix How to Inspect a Job 363 Inspecting Drywall and Veneer Plaster Installations 364 Inspecting Conventional Plaster Installations 367 12 Problems, Remedies and Preventive Measures 369 Drywall Construction 370 Veneer Finish Construction 384 Cement Board Construction 388 Texture Finishes 389 Conventional Plaster Construction 391 13 Safety Considerations and Material Handling 403 Introduction 404 Handling Wallboard and Other Panel Products 404 Other Physical Hazards 408 Health Hazards 409 Safety Tips for Installing Ceilings 411 Additional Sources of Safety Information 413 14 Tools and Equipment 417 The Tool for the Task 418 Framing and Acoustical Ceiling Installation Tools 418 Board and Lath Application Tools 421 Caulking Equipment 425 Mixing Equipment 426 Drywall Finishing Tools 427 Mechanical Taping Tools 429 Plaster Tools 431 Hand Texture Equipment 433 Coating Spray Equipment 434 Spray Texture Equipment 435 Hoses, Guns and Nozzles 437 Miscellaneous Equipment 438 Manufacturers 440 15 Building Sciences 441 Structures 442 Abuse Resistance 449 Fire Resistance 452 Heat Transfer 459 Sound Transmission 460 Vapor Control 463 16 Sustainability 467 A Construction Priority 468 What Is Sustainability? 468 Achieving Sustainability 469 Sustainable Product Design and Production 470 The Economics of Sustainability 472 Essential Elements of a Sustainable Building 473 Basic Measures of Sustainability 473 Best Practices 477 Sustainability Assessment Tools 478 Product Testing and Standards 479 USG Sustainability Design Tools 479 17 USG: America's Building Industry Leader 481 About USG Corporation 482 USG Building Materials 483 Online Tools and Contact Information 487 Appendix Agencies and Organizations 490 Fixture Attachment—Drywall and Plaster Systems 495 Drywall, Plaster and Acoustical Ceiling Installation Tolerances 495 Gypsum Board Screw Usage 496 Metric Terms and Equivalents 497 Metric Conversion 497 Specification Standards 499 ASTM Application Standards 501 ASTM Standards for Performance Specifications and Test Methods 501 Products/UL Designations 504 Permeance—USG Products 505 Thermal Coefficients of Linear Expansion of Common Building Materials 506 Hygrometric Coefficients of Expansion (Unrestrained) 506 Thermal Resistance Coefficients of Building and Insulating Materials 507 USG Plant Locations 508 Glossary 511 Index 543


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