To protect lives and property, UL applies modern test methods and analyses and is dedicated to working with architects, regulatory authorities, manufacturers, insurers, building owners, retailers and other partners in the building materials community. With a time-tested approach that balances safety with the need for innovation and global access, UL works with building industry professionals to improve safety both at work and at home.
Building materials product categories
Within each building materials product category listed here, you will find product specific information and resources, such as:
- Product listings, related UL and IEC Standards and testing processes
- Related documents and links
- Pricing information and environmental ratings
- Ongoing evaluation of products in the field (Follow-Up Services)
- Descriptions of qualifying programs
Fire safety engineering
While safety is UL's primary focus, manufacturers need reliable, timely results to satisfy customer requirements and meet bottom-line objectives. With its state-of-the-art large-scale fire testing and research facility, UL offers the highest level of regulatory acceptance in the industry, market recognition, expertise and service to help manufacturers get safer products to market more quickly. Our fire-safety resources serve all key industry segments, including fire suppression, fire resistance and containment, building products and content, and fire equipment services. Learn more.
Qualified contractor programs
For many years, UL has been Classifying firestops and spray-applied fire-resistive materials (SFRMs) and Listing them in the UL Fire Resistance Directory. Now, through the UL qualified contractor program, UL provides the industry with a way to identify contractor firms involved in the installation of firestops and SFRMs that have been assessed by an independent third party. The contractor firm systems audited under this program take an integrated approach towards controlling the processes and addressing architectural, authorities having jurisdiction, and customer requirements. Learn more.
The UL fire safety division's suppression team supports manufacturers, regulatory authorities, building owners and insurance companies with certification and customized testing services for a variety of suppression equipment, including products for residential and commercial sprinkler systems. In addition, UL directories contain a list of companies that have demonstrated compliance with UL requirements and applicable standards and are authorized to use the UL Mark. The directories are an invaluable resource used by thousands of regulatory authorities, building owners and insurance companies. Learn more.