Tech Note T100-12: Fire Assemblies of Cold-Formed Steel Construction


Summary: Cold-formed steel has been widely used in commercial buildings, especially in non-load bearing (partitions) and curtain wall applications. Cold-formed steel sections are increasingly used as primary structural members, such as beams and columns, or as load-bearing walls or partitions in commercial and residential construction. In most cases, these members are required to be fire resistant where they are part of a compartment’s wall or floor, or where they support other floors. The purpose of this Tech Note is to provide the user with a comprehensive list of resources summarizing available tested fire rated steel assemblies, building code requirements, test methods and applicable

Disclaimer: Designs cited herein are not intended to preclude the use of other materials, assemblies, structures or designs when these other designs demonstrate equivalent performance for the intended use. CFSEI documents are not intended to exclude the use and implementation of any other design or construction technique.