Drywalls (gypsumboard walls): Very interesting links

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Drywalls (gypsumboard walls): Very interesting links

Postby drnelson » Wed Mar 10, 2004 6:06 am

US Gypsum: Some other interesting documents
Brand Vynil-faced, Texture, Finish; Plaster, Exterior and Fire-Stop systems



BBC - R&D department: Study Drywall Systems - Part 1
Acoustic study by the National British Broadcoasting Corp. of divers drywall combinations for Studio/Broadcoasting puroses. PART 1 of 2 The name Camden often used in study refers to standard UK drywalls.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/pubs/reports/1995-06.pdf

BBC - R&D department: Study Drywall Systems - Part 2
Acoustic study by the National British Broadcoasting Corp. of divers drywall combinations for Studio/Broadcoasting puroses. PART 2 of 2 The name Camden often used in study refers to standard UK drywalls.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/pubs/reports/1995-07.pdf

British Gypsum
Key literature: Links to interesting documents from British Gypsum
http://www.british-gypsum.bpb.co.uk/main218.htm

British Gypsum
British Gypsum produces a range of more than 1000 individual products, components and accessories, marketed under leading brand names; Gypframe, Gyproc, Glasroc , Thistle, Arteco and Isowool *, all of which provide the standards for the industry. You should study the complete site. It includes lots of data, documents and CAD drawings
http://www.british-gypsum.bpb.co.uk/index.asp?page=3

Calculation of STC, MTC, OITC and Rw explained
This is the related MS Excel file, which can calculate the related US standards + more.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/achttp:// ... Norms3.zip

Calculation of STC, MTC, OITC and Rw explained
Word doc. made by Eric Desart explaining the calculation methods for STC, RW, MTC and OITC. Credit is due to Dr. Noral D. Stewart (ASTM member) who kindly explained me the MTC approach and the http://www.peerlessproducts.com site. The calculation itself of the US norms + more can be done with the related MS Excel file: USNorms3.zip.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/acoustics ... ITC_RW.doc

Cavity filling with mineral wool (glassfibre, rockwool)
This document explains, supported by test reports, the effect of cavity filling with mineral wool in Drywall systems
http://www.eurima.org/downloads/Fact%20Sheet_ex.pdf

Density wool/fibre versus Acoustical Insulation Performance
Research Evaluates Role Of Density In Acoustical Insulation Performance: Article made by H. Stanley Roller, which was also the designer of the MTC standard as alternative for STC in function of better low frequency performance rating (never became official standard).
http://www.usg.com/Design_Solutions/2_3 ... onperf.asp

Factors Affecting Sound Transmission Loss
The sound transmission losses of single and double layer walls and floors are determined by the physical properties of the component materials and the methods of assembly. These factors are discussed.
http://www.nrc.ca/irc/cbd/cbd239e.html

Gypsum Industry (Ireland)
The sole Irish Gypsum manufacturer. The site contains interesting documents to download, including AutoCad drawings, which can help your design.
http://www.gypsum.ie/

Laforge Plasterboard
Another British plasterboard producer. Show Rw values for heavy drywalls. Not an easy overview of the Site
http://www.lafarge-plasterboard.co.uk/p ... /index.htm

Rockwool UK
A few drywall types shown by Rockwool UK
http://www.rockwool.ltd.uk/web/products/ds081/index.cfm

Sound Transmission Through Concrete Block Walls
Dr. A.C.C. Warnock is a senior research officer in the Acoustics Laboratory of the Institute for Research in Construction. Originally published in "Construction Canada" 32(3), 1990, p. 41-50
http://www.nrc.ca/irc/practice/noi1_E.html

US Gypsum 01: Construction Selector
Very complete oversight/summary of many possible drywall constructions, includes STC if available.
http://literature.usg.com/pdf/SA100.pdf

US Gypsum 02: Drywall/Steel Framed Systems
Oversight of STEEL framed drywall constructions, includes STC if available and technical construction drawings.
http://literature.usg.com/pdf/SA923.pdf

US Gypsum 03: Drywall/Wood Framed Systems
Oversight of WOOD framed drywall constructions, includes STC if available and technical construction drawings.
http://literature.usg.com/pdf/SA924.pdf

US Gypsum 04: Panels and Accessories
Oversight of available panel types and accessories
http://literature.usg.com/pdf/SA927.pdf

US Gypsum 05: Construction Handbook
Gypsum Construction Handbook - Centennial Edition
http://www.usg.com/Expert_Advice/const_handbook.asp

US Gypsum 06: Installation Manuals
Refers to several .pdf documents related to divers installations as brand-gypsumboards, acoustic ceilings and others.
http://www.usg.com/Expert_Advice/3_4_in ... _manls.asp

US Gypsum 07: Sound Control Manual
This manual refers to lots of acoustic related topics, gives some theoretical background and relates this to practical applications.
http://www.usg.com/design_solutions/2_3 ... ontent.asp

Noise Isolation Provided by Gypsum Board Partitions
http://www.cmhc.ca/publications/en/rh-p ... 2-108.html
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