My new house is still under construction, and for code reasons the builder is required to hang fire rated drywall on the ceiling of the basement.
I am sure the situation will arise eventually where I will need access to wire or plumbing runs behind this, and to do this I will need to cut the drywall.
Are there are any restrictions or things to know about according to national US residential building codes regarding the proper repair of fire rated drywall?
In case you were curious, the reason this fire board is code required is because the house wasn't built with typical dimensional lumber for floor joists. Instead they use these questionable looking Engineered I Joists
Because it is nothing but OSB in the middle, they don't quite as well in the event of a fire as dimensional lumber would. This is why the fire rated drywall is required.