Building Safety Month 2021, Week 1 - May 1-9

Through UL Research and the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute we are constantly seeing new innovations. The new information learned through this research is utilized to develop and improve UL Safety Standards that help ensure safety in the built environment and the safety of the products we use. New innovations are an essential element when UL is helping to address new technologies through model code development.

Innovative Resources

To help keep you and your world safe, explore our range of articles and resources on key safety topics that affect us every day as consumers.
UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI)
UL FSRI investigates residential, commercial, and industrial fires through full-scale testing, field-testing, and modeling to replicate actual fires. This innovative research provides much need information related to the built environment.
Smoke alarms
A working smoke alarm can save lives by warning of fires and giving people the most time possible to safely exit in case of a fire. Learn more about new innovations in UL smoke alarm standards.
UL Product IQTM
UL Product iQ marries the longstanding UL safety certification information relied upon by millions of users with the intuitive design and user-friendliness of a modern search engine.

Sustainable Products Database-SPOTTM
Currently features more than 40,000 products, SPOT can help identify products by sustainable attributes, MasterFormat product codes and building rating system credits such as LEED v4 and the WELL Building Standard™.

Architectural Services
Free self service tools and resources are available for architects. Topics include details to meet fire-resistance ratings, evaluation reports, green design as well as a list of answers to frequently asked questions.

UL Evaluation Reports
UL Evaluation Reports provide the technical foundation relied upon by architects, designers, contractors and code authorities to provide safe, code compliant installations when faced with new and innovative building practices..
Technical Information Library
Technical white papers on a wide range of topics of interest to code authorities, designers, and installers can be found here.

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