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CFSEI to Host Webinar on "Fire and Cold-Formed Steel Design" on October 10, 2019

September 26, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. —The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “Fire and Cold-Formed Steel Design: Fire Resistance of Wall, Floor and Ceiling Systems” on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 3:00 pm EDT. The webinar is designed for architects, engineers, building officials and contractors. Participants are eligible for 1.5 PDHs.

The webinar will begin with a review of the standards used to test both wall and floor/ceiling assemblies. It will cover 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.

Kyle Flonder, senior researcher, building science (fire) at United States Gypsum Corporation will present the webinar. Kyle received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Iowa. From 2006-2017, he was a 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 working with accredited testing agencies, and he assists most Authorities Having Jurisdiction with large and small projects involving USG products and fire designs. More information on the webinar and registration is available at


The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute comprises hundreds of structural engineers and other design professionals who are finding a better way to produce safe and efficient designs for commercial and residential structures with cold-formed steel. CFSEI members work together to develop and evolve industry standards and design methods, produce and issue technical bulletins, and provide seminars and online training to improve the knowledge and skills base of engineers and design professionals. For more information, visit

Debbie Bennett
Manager, Construction Communications
American Iron and Steel Institute
Tel: 202.452.7179

Rose Kuria
Operations Manager
Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute
Tel: 202.452.7133