The CSR Gyprock Red Book Celebrates 21 Years Of Industry Leadership

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Updated: September 2, 2020

One of the industry’s most respected technical publications celebrates 21 years with launch of new trilogy edition.

First published in 1999, The Red Book is a primary example of the ongoing commitment CSR Gyprock provides to its stakeholders through comprehensive design information and complete system solutions. Growing and developing significantly over the years with the addition of new systems, sections and details, this year, CSR Gyprock has marked its milestone anniversary edition by extending The Red Book into three separate books for enhanced navigation, functionality and efficiency.

Firmly entrenched as a resource staple within the design and construction community and recognised as one of the most valuable and trusted guides, the Red Book Fire, Acoustic & Thermal Design Guide showcases the performance of CSR Gyprock’s extensive range across hundreds of wall and ceiling systems. These systems are based on years of experience, collaborating with designers and builders to provide typical expertise around the fire and acoustic properties necessary for specific applications. Together with the associated Red Book installation manuals, it forms a suite of essential reference documents for the building industry.

“Gyprock has developed effective, practical and cost-effective systems for most applications over the last 70 years,” said Andrea Pidcock, Executive General Manager of CSR Gyprock, Cemintel and Himmel Interior Systems.

“Extensive testing has been carried out on the systems and components in the Red Book Design Guide, including fire, acoustic, thermal, weather resistance and structural properties. To complement this program, Gyprock has obtained assessments from appropriate authorities on the likely performance of many details and system variations, providing expert opinions based on test results.”

Within the industry, the Red Book has become an integral part of the day to day lives of experts.

“The CSR Red Book has a reputation for providing architects with the information required to document projects sufficiently and accurately,” said Lovro Smoljo, Senior Design Manager, Randwick Campus Redevelopment, Lendlease, NSW.

“The manual assists in finalising the construction stages of projects, provides builders with essential system information for construction and cost estimation and, in particular, the health sectors, which rely heavily on the Red Book due to the vast and complex range of partitions systems in hospitals. I highly recommend this manual for everyone in the building and construction industry.”

The 21st Edition of The Red Book has undergone a number of key updates, including separating the set into dedicated sectors: Book 1 Design Guide – Fire, Acoustic and Thermal; Book 2 Residential Guide – Class 1 & 10 Buildings; and Book 3 Commercial & Multi-Residential Installation Guide Class 2-9 Buildings.

Additional Updates

In addition, CSR Gyprock has included new system short cuts, reducing the time traditionally taken to source the right system for each job by presenting specific systems, such as wall, ceilings, facades and services enclosures for each building type, like hospitals, offices, education, residential and more. Other new quick reference features include cost savings, aesthetic appeal and a reduction in valuable footprint.

Gyprock is part of CSR, one of Australia’s oldest and most respected public companies. With one of Australia’s largest portfolios of building materials manufacturers, each of CSR’s well recognised brands share the company’s vision and values with the common goal being the provision of reliable and trusted products and services.

This year, CSR Gyprock will launch the 2020 Red Book digitally, encouraging customers and design professionals to go to www.gyprock.com.au to download the new edition.