Quicker and easier to use, and with more design information than ever before, the latest edition of the British Gypsum White Book is now on-line at www.british-gypsum.com/whitebook.
The latest White Book, which extends to more than 500 pages, has taken British Gypsum’s team of draughtsmen, technical experts and designers eighteen months to compile, and has been extensively restructured following research with regular users.
Design guidance has now been expanded and brought together into an easy-to-reference 50 page section which leads the user through every aspect of system design, from legislation and standards, to good-practice design, system interaction with the main structure and key drivers like sustainability and health and safety. As a result, individual system information has been produced in more compact form, with a clear focus on key performance data and detailing.
In anticipation of the new European fire performance standards, all system performance data is now, for the first time, quoted to both BS and EN standards, giving specifiers total flexibility when working to either standard.
To meet users request for more information on system components, the products section has been considerably expanded with more comprehensive data on key products, such as plasterboards.
There is a new glossary, an expanded index and a new literature section detailing the range of sector brochures, product and technical guides and other literature available to support the White Book.
Users of the on-line White Book will have the advantage of guaranteed up-to-date information, as sections will be updated on a day-to-day basis as system information and guidance changes.
Regular users of the White Book are also being given the opportunity to shape the future development of the White Book, by feeding back their comments and suggestions to a special email address ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’