Drywall Installation – Module 27206-13

Drywall Installation – Module 27206-13


Module Seven (27206-13) describes the various types of gypsum drywall, their uses, and the fastening devices and methods used to install them. The module also contains detailed instructions for installing drywall on walls and ceilings using nails, drywall screws, and adhesives. A discussion of fire- and sound-rated walls is also presented.

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Learning Objective 1 – Identify components of a drywall assembly.

  • List the types of gypsum products.
  • Identify drywall fasteners and list their uses.
  • Identify drywall accessories and state their applications.

Learning Objective 2 – Describe the installation of drywall.

  • Describe the purpose of a finish schedule.
  • List the tools used for drywall application.
  • Identify methods of sound-isolation construction.
  • Describe the procedure for drywall construction.
  • List special applications for drywall.

Learning Objective 3 – Contrast rated assemblies to nonrated assemblies.

  • Describe single-ply drywall application.
  • Describe how fire-rated walls are constructed.
  • List multi-ply drywall applications.
  • Describe how to prioritize walls.

Learning Objective 4 – Identify how to calculate a quantity takeoff for proper drywall installation.

  • Explain how to perform a material takeoff for drywall.
  • Explain how to perform a material takeoff for drywall fasteners.

Performance Tasks

Performance Task 1 (Learning Objective 1) – Select the type and thickness of drywall required for an installation.

Performance Task 2 (Learning Objective 2) – Install gypsum drywall panels on a stud wall and a ceiling using any or all of the following fastening systems:

  • Nails
  • Screws
  • Adhesives

Performance Task 3 (Learning Objective 4) – Estimate material quantities for an installation.


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