A Guide to Fire & Acoustic Data for Steel Floor, Wall and Roof Assemblies

    The material in this guide has been prepared as a reference of fire and sound rated lightweight steel framed assemblies. The purpose of this guide is to amalgamate fire and sound data for steel floor, wall and roof assemblies that are relevant to residential and light commercial construction.

    Fire and sound data has been compiled from the following six sources:

    • Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada, Toronto, Canada
    • National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
    • Underwriters Laboratories Inc., Northbrook, Illinois, U.S.A.
    • Gypsum Association, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
    • Factory Mutual Research, Johnston, Rhode Island, U.S.A.
    • Intertek Group plc, London, United Kingdom 

    The guide is available from the Steel Framing Alliance in Washington DC (www.steelframingalliance.com). You will have to register prior to downloading the PDF at:


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