Underwriters Laboratories/CLEB sponsored a workshop at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association 2018 Summer Conference, clarifying what U.S. manufacturers need to know about Canadian codes.
Fire curtains used as fire-protection features in commercial buildings have had a controversial history. In 1672, a fire at the Drury Lane Theater in London prompted the owners to rebuild with two safety features: a large water tank perched on the roof to douse potential stage fires, and the world’s first known safety curtain.
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.
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.
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.