Drywall Framing System
ProSTUD, like any interior drywall stud, may be used in a variety of applications including walls, ceilings, and soffits. While some conditions may require the expertise of a design professional, many assemblies can be selected based on tabulated data. Locate the required assembly below and follow the instructions for selecting the proper ProSTUD member.
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Composite limiting height data can be applied to walls where gypsum board is installed on both flanges of the stud for the full height of the wall. ProSTUD® composite data is based on the 2003, 2006, and 2009 International Building Code and was tested and analyzed in accordance with the most recent version of ICC-ES AC86 (2010).
Composite Limiting Height Tables
Non-composite conditions are common in all structures. When the gypsum board stops at the ceiling level, but the stud continues to the deck, it is a non-composite condition. While there may be advantages to contacting Technical Services or a Design Professional, many conditions can be covered by limiting heights tables shown below. When in doubt, call our complimentary Technical Services Hotline at 888-437-3244.
Distance of unbraced length (Lu) can be found in ProSTUD® Physical and Structural Properties.
Non-Composite Limiting Height Tables
Interior ceilings are often supported by ProSTUD® framing. The design criteria varies greatly based on the weight of the ceiling, bracing, and support points.
Chase & furred walls are common, but the conditions vary greatly depending on the building requirements.
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