A Guide to Fire & Acoustic Data for Cold-Formed Steel Floor, Wall & Roof Assemblies

Compiled by the Steel Framing Alliance and Canadian Steel Construction Council, this searchable directory provides the user with the ability to search the current, complete range of fire and sound-rated cold-formed steel assemblies as listed by the major recognized testing agencies.

The assemblies contained in the data base are limited to those that are relevant to residential and light commercial construction.

Disclaimer
The material in this guide has been prepared as a reference of fire and sound rated lightweight steel framed assemblies. While every effort has been taken to ensure that the material is technically correct, it only offers a brief description of the tested assemblies. It must not be used without first reviewing the source documents of the testing agencies for a full description of the assembly. The Steel Framing Alliance, nor their organization’s members, warrant or assume liability for the suitability of the material for any general or particular use.

Please note that some assemblies are constructed with proprietary products that may not be available in all geographical areas. Please consult the source documents of the testing agencies for these details. Where fire rated designs utilize a proprietary steel joist, fluted unit, light gauge steel truss or steel stud, the source column appears shaded and the word proprietary is in bold font to allow ease of identification for an assembly built with a proprietary cold-formed steel product.

Steel Framing Alliance
25 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 800
Washington, D.C., U.S.A., 20001-7400
Tel: (202) 785-2022
www.steelframing.org

The purpose of this guide is to summarize fire and sound data for steel floor, wall and roof assemblies that are relevant to residential and light commercial construction.  Fire data has been compiled from the following six sources:

Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC)
7 Underwriters Road
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M1R 3B4
www.ulc.ca

National Research Council of Canada (NRCC)
Institute for Research in Construction
1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A OR6
www.irc.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL)
333 Pfingsten Road
Northbrook, Illinois, U.S.A. 60062-2096
www.ul.com

Gypsum Association (GA)
6525 Belcrest Road. Suite 480
Hyattsville, Maryland, U.S.A. 20782
www.gypsum.org

Factory Mutual Global Research (FM)
FM Global Corporate Offices
270 Central Avenue
Johnston, Rhode Island, U.S.A. 02919-4923
www.fmglobal.com

Intertek Testing Services NA Inc. (ITS)
545 E. Algonquin Road Suite F
Arlington Heights, Illinois, U.S.A. 60005
www.intertek.com
www.spec-direct.com