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BCWCA: BC Wall & Ceiling Association
BC Wall & Ceiling Association, BC trade association for the stucco, drywall, and plaster industry, has technical info, news, events, member listing, and links to other resources.
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Walls & Ceilings: Industry Magazine
Walls & Ceilings magazine covers drywall, lath and plaster, stucco, ceilings and acoustics, exterior insulation finish systems (EIFS), fireproofing, metal framing and architectural decorative ornamentation.
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AWCC BC: Wall & Ceiling - Specification Standards Manual
Association of Wall and Ceiling Contractors of British Columbia sells the AWCC Specifications Standards Manual covering industry standards of practice for wall and ceiling work including gypsum, EIFS, and stucco. It is available in print version for $235 CDN and online version for $140CDN/1 year subscription and $250CDN/2 year subscription.

Fine Homebuilding: Leveling An Old Ceiling
Fine Homebuilding describes how steel studs attached to the sides of ceiling joists create a flat surface for new drywall.

Gypsum Association: Recommendations For The Prevention Of Ceiling Cracking
Gypsum Association online bulletin Recommendations For The Prevention Of Ceiling Cracking describes how to minimize centerline cracks by using resilient channels to create a less rigid attachment of the gypsum board to wood framing. (PDF)
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ACP: Online Materials Estimator For Drop Ceiling Grids & Tiles
ACP Ideas online tool estimates tile & grid materials needed for various types of drop-ceilings.

JLC Forums: Removing Cottage Chesse Ceiling Texture
Journal of Light Construction discussion forum has various opinions on how to remove cottage chesse ceiling texture.

JLC: Building a Ceiling Dome
Journal of Light Construction describes how traditional plaster finishes off this simple, elegant bit of framing when building a ceiling dome. (PDF) Free Registration Required

JLC: Framing Down Existing Trusses For Barrel Vault Ceiling
Journal of Light Construction describes how to frame down an existing truss roof to create a barrel-vault ceiling, thereby saving the cost of rebuilding the roof.
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