The 20th Edition of the Gypsum Association's flagship publication depicts over 600 systems that may be used for:
- Fire-rated walls and partitions
- Floor/ceiling systems
- Roof/ceiling systems
- And to protect columns, beams, and girders
The FRDM is currently referenced by the International Building Code, the National Fire Codes and many state and local jurisdictions in the US and Canada as a source document to fire-resistance and sound-control rated designs.
The Fire Resistance Design Manual provides contractors, designers, specifiers, owners, and others with a convenient compilation of the latest in tested gypsum-board designed fire-rated protection systems (as well as some tried and true older systems that have been with us for quite awhile). It also helps building officials keep up with fire-rated gypsum board systems that are permitted under the codes.
If you need information on designing for fire resistance using easily obtainable gypsum board, you need this practical guide!