Steel Framing Alliance Updates "A Guide to Fire and Acoustic Data for Cold-Formed Steel Floor, Wall and Roof Assemblies"

WASHINGTON, DC, October 23, 2013 —The Steel Framing Alliance (SFA), with support from the Steel Stud Manufacturers Association (SSMA), Steel Framing Industry Association (SFIA), and Canadian Sheet Steel Building Institute (CSSBI), has published an update to “A Guide to Fire and Acoustic Data for Cold-Formed Steel Floor, Wall and Roof Assemblies.” The document is available for free download at the SFA website at

The guide provides an online searchable directory that allows users to browse the current, complete range of fire and sound-rated cold-formed steel assemblies for residential and light commercial construction as listed by Factory Mutual Global Research, Gypsum Association, Intertek Testing Services N.A. Inc., National Research Council of Canada, Underwriters Laboratories Inc., and Underwriters Laboratories of Canada. The information was compiled by the Steel Framing Alliance and the Canadian Steel Construction Council. The 2013 update includes an additional 105 assemblies.

The mission of the Steel Framing Alliance is to enable and encourage the widespread, practical and economical use and preference for cold-formed steel framing by identifying, maintaining, and promoting competitive advantages while identifying and preempting threats. The SFA works to expand market share in the commercial and residential construction markets with an emphasis on the growth potential of structural cold-formed steel framing in the mid-rise sector. Based in Washington, D.C., the SFA’s national network of members represents the full spectrum of trades and professions within the construction industry and virtually every product category. For more information, visit

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