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, Oct. 10, 2019 at 3 p.m. 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 Chicago-based United States Gypsum Corp. (USG), will present the webinar. Flonder received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Iowa in Iowa City. From 2006 to 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