The Gypsum Construction Handbook, 6th Edition
by USG
An invaluable reference of construction procedures for gypsum drywall, cement board, veneer plaster, and conventional plaster.

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.

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. This book is ideal for design professionals, contractors, building inspectors, code officials, students, and apprentices—anyone interested in gypsum construction.

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

About the Author
For more than 100 years, Chicago-based USG has been a leader in producing innovative construction products and systems, including gypsum wallboard, joint compound, ceiling suspension systems, and acoustical panels. As the inventor of wallboard and mineral wool ceiling tile, USG products are used in everything from major commercial developments and residential housing to simple home improvements.


Number of pages: 500+
Price (USD): $29.95
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