UL announces Dual Evaluation and Certification Program
Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Inc. and ICC Evaluation Service Inc.® (ICC-ES) have announced the Dual Evaluation and Certification Program for the building products industry. The program is designed to provide a streamlined approach to demonstrating compliance with the International Building Code® (IBC) and International Fire Code® (IFC).
Manufacturers of building products and systems can benefit from the program, which reportedly provides faster turnaround for the ICC-ES evaluation report and UL certification; a comprehensive and collaborative framework for testing, inspecting, certifying and evaluating building products; placement in product directories on UL's and ICC-ES's Web sites; inclusion in UL's code correlation database, www.ul.com/regulators/codelink; products' acceptance by authorities having jurisdiction; ability to leverage the strength of the ICC-ES and UL brands; acceptance of products where IBC or IFC codes have been adopted; a single point of contact for manufacturers desiring an ICC-ES Evaluation Report and UL certification; broader exposure for building products through the network of ICC-ES and UL relationships; and the use of the ICC-ES and UL marks.
For more information or to apply for the program, contact Marty Pabich, UL's program owner, at (847) 664-3332 or Martin.J.Pabich@us.ul.com or Bohdan Horeczko, ICC-ES's director of professional services, at (800) 423-6587, ext. 3210 or BHoreczko@icc-es.org.