Continuing Education Credits Available – 1.5 PDH Credits
Fire Resistance of Wall, Floor & Ceiling Systems
The presentation will begin with a review of the standards used to test both wall and floor/ceiling assemblies. Special attention will be given to factors that affect the design of systems with cold-formed steel, and some comparisons will be made to wood-framed systems. Several UL-certified fire designs will be described that showcase how structural factors can affect fire design. Roger will review a few of the Hotline topics with a focus on employing engineering principals to solve everyday design considerations.
Presenter: Kyle Flondor, United States Gypsum Corporation. Kyle Flonder is a Senior Researcher, Building Science (Fire) at United States Gypsum Corporation. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Iowa. From 2006-2017, he was project engineer in UL’s Fire Protection Division, responsible for the evaluation and certification of fire containment and building fenestration products. He moved to USG in 2017 to support the evaluation of USG products and systems through testing and analysis. He is one of the principal USG engineers who work with accredited testing agencies, and he assists most Authorities Having Jurisdiction with large and small projects involving USG products and fire designs.