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
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
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