We help advance the building products industry’s drive to achieve both safety and innovation with flexible, customized service options for reliable, cost-effective product testing and certification.
The benefits of working with UL
Architects, regulatory authorities, manufacturers, insurers, building owners, and other partners in the building materials community rely on UL for the services and knowledge that they need to enhance public safety, meet regulatory demands, protect brand value and successfully access the global market.
With an emphasis on the latest safety science, UL meets all of the building products industry’s critical business needs. This includes a comprehensive services portfolio for products ranging from roofing to floors, fire doors and walls to insulation, paints and adhesives to wall coverings, and much more.
We also offer technical engineering support services, factory capability assessments, quality assurance, regulatory compliance testing, and sustainability and environmental certifications.
Our expertise in regulatory and global market access issues enables us to assist our manufacturing customers in determining exactly what regulations apply to their target markets, which products need to be tested, and whether testing should be conducted on components or finished goods. We can help customers develop a testing plan, and we can provide guidance on regulatory details ranging from regional code compliance and required follow-up services to record keeping. We will customize testing and analysis for specific regional markets and market-specific standards.
Our customers can leverage UL expertise at our facilities around the world and through our partner laboratories. We also offer field inspection and engineering services and the ability to test in a customer’s laboatory through our Data Acceptance Program (DAP).
UL’s Evaluation Service helps get building products to market faster with a single place for complete code compliance. This service includes a report that presents UL’s findings after an evaluation of products to determine compliance with model installation code based requirements, such as the International Building Code (IBC), International Mechanical Code (IMC), International Fire Code (IFC), International Residential Code (IRC), and National Building Code of Canada. Combined with UL safety certification for building products, UL’s code evaluation service can facilitate market acceptance in a fraction of the time normally required to demonstrate compliance with model installation codes.
UL product safety certifications, the code evaluation service and the UL Mark also assist code authorities, architects, designers, specifiers and contractors with accurately determining code compliance for products that must be tested and/or certified in accordance with specific standards. We also offer UL product directories and the Online Certifications Directory containing the names of companies qualified to use a UL Mark, an invaluable resource to minimize compliance processing and construction delays.