The Steel Framing Alliance, with support from the Steel Stud Manufacturers Association, Steel Framing Industry Association, and Canadian Sheet Steel Building Institute, 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 Web site 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.