Utilize this section to specify interior gypsum plastering on gypsum or metal lath, for wall and ceiling applications.
Gypsum plaster for wall and ceiling finishes consists of a gypsum panel base and gypsum veneer plaster finish.
Gypsum plaster provides a durable, smooth, sound- and fire-resistant surface to receive paints or other coatings.
Since the base is a prefabricated panel, installation time is less than with traditional multi-coat plasters.
Corner beads are required to prevent damage to external corners.
Casing beads are placed where plaster abuts dissimilar materials or stops with the edge exposed.
Control joints must be installed to minimize cracking. In general control joints should be placed:
– 50 feet on center maximum at ceilings and where ceiling framing changes direction.
– 30 feet on center maximum at walls and partitions and at changes in backup construction.
– Above jambs in openings in walls and partitions.
The SimpleSpecs™ master specs concept
Design professionals are accustomed to seeing lengthy project specifications, so why is SimpleSpecs™ so short?
Specifications have grown evermore wordy over the years for several reasons:
The mistaken belief that specifications must be lengthy and legal-sounding to be enforceable. In fact, quite the opposite is true. Having shorter, easily understood specifications makes us less likely to have problems in the field.
A belief that having lots of words protects us from a Contactor making mistakes. There is no way to include enough statements to protect yourself from a bad contractor, regardless of the length of your specification.
Our desire to be in control of the project by specifying means and methods instead of including simple, enforceable statements.
Easier to Edit
SimpleSpecs™ is written as a series of Microsoft word files that include statements that affect construction costs or overall quality and are far simpler to edit than other master specification systems.
Each SimpleSpecs™ specification section is non-proprietary and includes three manufacturers that meet the specified reference standards, descriptive, or performance-based requirements. They are written to allow any listed manufacturers to provide the specified products.
Hidden Guide Text
Each SimpleSpecs™ specification section includes hidden text to inform and guide users in editing the specifications to suit project conditions.
SimpleSpecs™ sections are edited using pre-defined options that are contained in [brackets] or by selecting optional text separated by "OR" statements. Paragraph and page numbering are included as automatic codes, eliminating the need to renumber when revisions are made manually. Global changes to headers, footer, terms, font colors and phrases are easily updated using a third-party search and replace software, available through ZeroDocs.com.