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The Gypsum Construction Handbook 7th Edition, ISBN-13: 978-1118749845



  • Author(s): USG
  • Format: PDF
  • Size: 20 MB
  • Publisher: RSMeans; 7th edition (March 3, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • 576 pages
  • ISBN-10: 1118749847
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118749845

The standard gypsum construction guide for over 100 years.


Drywall, joint compound, backerboard, plaster finishes, ceiling panels, sheathing gypsum-based products are essential for construction jobs large and small. From the planning process all the way down to the jobsite, understanding how and when to correctly use gypsum materials can mean the difference between a job well done and a construction nightmare. Since 1905, The Gypsum Construction Handbook has been the standard manual for construction professionals.

New materials, new methods, and new requirements demand new approaches, plain and simple. The gypsum revolution changed the world of building construction, and The Gypsum Construction Handbook has kept up with innovation in the industry ever since. This Seventh Edition update includes essential guidelines for using state-of-the art USG products, including innovative ultralight, sustainable, and low-dust materials.

USG has been the global leader in gypsum construction products for over a century, and the company employs the world’s premier experts on building with gypsum. These experts are the people who designed the leading products in the industry, and they are the people who wrote the book on how to use them.

This book includes detailed instructions for using USG products, including:

  • USG Securock Brand Glass-Mat Sheathing
  • USG Sheetrock Products
  • USG Fiberock Panels
  • USG Ceilings Brand Clean Room ClimaPlus Acoustical Panels
  • USG Durock & Accessory Products
  • USG Imperial & Diamond Brand Plasters

In addition, you’ll find general construction best practices for everything from framing to finishing. The Gypsum Construction Handbook also contains all the essentials on health, safety, code, and sustainability.

USG was founded in 1901 and continues to lead the industry in gypsum construction materials. Headquartered at 550 West Adams Street in Chicago, IL, USG is North America’s leading producer of gypsum wallboard and joint compound. USG is also a global innovator in the field of acoustic ceiling systems and ceiling suspension systems. The company has over 9,000 employees worldwide, and had revenue of $3.2 billion in 2012. USG is involved in all stages of the gypsum production process, from mining and transport to production and distribution. Its subsidiary, L&W Supply, is the largest drywall distributor in the United States.


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