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Gypsum Association http://www.gypsum.org

U.L. Standards  http://www.ul.com/global/eng/pages/corporate/standards

ASTM Standards http://www.astm.org

Steel Stud Manuf's Assoc. http://www.ssma.com

Assoc. of the Wall & Ceiling Industry (AWCI) www.awci.org

American Society of Professional Estimators www.aspenational.org

Construction Specifications Institute www.csinet.org

International Building Code www.iccsafe.org

Standard (Southern) Building Code
http://www.standard-building-code.com/sbcci-codes.shtml

National Trade Journals (Free subscriptions to the trade):
    Walls & Ceilings  www.wconline.com
    Construction Dimensions www.constructiondimensions.com

Light Gauge Steel Engineering.  I've worked with Dan and Everett (principals) at H & H Engineering, PLLC, on several big projects over the years.  Their pricing was always competitive, great turn-around times, very knowledgeable about cost-effective approaches, and they are licensed in most states.   http://www.hhengineering.net/