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The Code Authority Newsletter 2020 | Issue 2

This quarterly technical newsletter includes timely updates regarding model code and safety standard developments that can enhance your ability to approve safe, sustainable, and code compliant installations. The TCA is free, click subscribe to never miss an issue.

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May 19, 2020

Build Trust in 3D Manufactured Buildings with UL 3401

How can code authorities gain trust in 3D printed structures to ensure they are safe, code compliant, durable, and can withstand the elements for their anticipated lifetime?

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UL 9540 Energy Storage System (ESS) Requirements - Evolving to Meet Industry and Regulatory Needs

In recent years, installation codes and standards have been updated to address modern energy storage applications which often use new energy storage technologies.

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Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) System - Retrofitting/replacing with New Batteries

Knowing which batteries can be replaced with uninterruptible power supply systems, depends on considering a number of codes, product listings, markings and installation instructions.

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Q&A: Fire Doors for Linen and Waste Chutes

Determining code compliance for linen and waste chute access doors.

Q&A: UL Critical Component Identification in Fire Resistance-rated Designs

Have you ever wondered why some items within UL Certification designs have asterisks following an item’s description? In this Q&A, we’ll explain what their meaning is.

News Brief: UL Launches Upgraded Suite of Services for Firestopping

Confirm code compliance with a suite of fire barrier management services dedicated to building fire compartmentation requirements.

News Brief: UL Product iQ Premium Features- Free for Authorities Having Jurisdiction

Product iQ offers premium features to code authorities (AHJs) free of charge. Log into your Product iQ account to request a free upgrade.

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The Code Authority Newsletter Editor - Bruce JohnsonEditor news

We are honored to announce that Bruce Johnson, Editor of The Code Authority newsletter, has been invited to join the William Henry Merrill Society under the title “Distinguished Member of Technical Staff” Class of 2020. Bruce is being honored for his technical excellence and overall contribution to UL’s public safety mission. Congratulations Bruce, on this well-deserved recognition.



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