RS Means, U.S. Gypsum release expanded 6th Edition of Gypsum Construction Handbook

February 16, 2009 |

The most current, complete guide to gypsum product selection and construction is now available from U.S. Gypsum and RSMeans. In the six years since the last edition of the Gypsum Construction Handbook, U.S. Gypsum has developed new products to address sustainable construction, building movement, fire resistance, heat transfer, sound transmission and vapor control. The new edition covers selection and installation of these and all gypsum products – from framing to drywall, veneer and conventional plaster, joint treatment and plaster finishing, interior cement board and ceilings. 

System descriptions – with full data on products, accessories, tools, equipment and applications – help users plan and estimate projects and comply with performance criteria. The book also offers cost- and time-saving guidance, essential in tight economic times.

First published more than a century ago, The Gypsum Construction Handbook has become a trusted standard for architects and engineers, contractors, building inspectors, code officials, and training and apprenticeship classes. Now 576 pages in a soft-cover format, the expanded 6th edition includes 700+ illustrations that clarify product choices and installations.

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