Tag Archives: Underwriters Laboratories

UL launches new support tools for life safety design

Last month, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) unveiled new services and support tools for architects and contractors. Designed as a self-service guidance, UL Architectural Services provides resources to help design/construction professionals locate code-compliant fire-resistance and smoke-protection solutions for projects.

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Choosing appropriate UL designs      

Many UL designs have load restrictions—a matter of great importance and potential liability for engineers of record (EORs), who, in accordance with several building codes and the UL Fire-Resistance Rating Directory, are responsible for identifying and approving the use of such designs on a project.

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UL announces new testing services for building envelopes

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) launched new curtain wall mockup and field testing capabilities for building envelopes. The global safety science organization’s services provide performance testing to determine the rate of air infiltration, water penetration, structural, impact, and cyclical performance for windows, doors, and curtain walls.

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