April 2014

UL announces dual evaluation and certification program

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Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and ICC Evaluation Service Inc.® (ICC-ES) have announced a Dual Evaluation and Certification Program for the building products industry that provides 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, especially when compared with obtaining them individually
  • A comprehensive and collaborative framework for testing, inspecting, certifying and evaluating building products, resulting in a UL certification and ICC-ES evaluation report
  • 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, which directly connects the listings with specific code sections to help in the acceptance of certified products and allow designers and installers to readily find code-complying products
  • Products' ready acceptance by authorities having jurisdiction because of the nearly universal recognition of ICC-ES and UL marks
  • Ability to leverage the strength of the ICC-ES and UL brands
  • National and international acceptance of products wherever IBC or IFC codes have been adopted. The International Codes, or I-Codes, published by the International Code Council® (ICC), are a complete set of comprehensive, coordinated building safety and fire prevention codes. Fifty states and the District of Columbia have adopted the I-Codes at the state or jurisdictional level.
  • One 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
  • Use of the ICC-ES and UL marks
For more information or to apply for this program, contact Marty Pabich, program owner for UL, at (847) 664-3332 or Martin.J.Pabich@us.ul.com, or Bohdan Horeczko, director of professional services for ICC-Evaluation Services, at (800) 423-6587, ext. 3210 or BHoreczko@icc-es.org.

To learn more about the UL/ICC-ES Dual Evaluation and Certification Program and view the Frequently Asked Questions, visit www.ul.com/fire or click here.


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