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RIBA-Assessed Webinars on Third-Party Testing of Construction Products

Learn about the U.K.’s requirements for third-party testing and certification of construction products by watching UL’s RIBA-Assessed on-demand webinars.

Fire resistance test

January 11, 2021

UL now has available four webinars on third-party testing and certification of construction products. The 30-minute on-demand webinars have all been assessed by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and confirmed as part of the Core Curriculum for RIBA’s Continuing Professional Development program. 

The webinars would also be informative for other construction and engineering professionals looking to learn more about the testing and certification of building products.

The webinars are as follows:

Why Choose Third-Party Certification for Building Products?

This webinar explains what the schemes are, how they work, where and when they can be used, which products are commonly included, and finally, how these schemes can be used as a tool for the construction industry.

Reaction to Fire Testing and Certification 

Starting with an explanation of the differences between the British and European standards, this webinar outlines the reaction to fire classifications and explains the tests involved. We then discuss the factors affecting test performance and lastly, explain how primary test evidence needs to match the supplied product.

An Introduction to Ironmongery — Test Methods, Product Classifications and Marking Requirements 

This introductory webinar explains the test methods, product classifications and marking requirements for critical architectural ironmongery components including closers, panic and emergency exit devices, and hinges.

The Importance of Third-Party Testing and Certification of Building Envelope Products

Specific to building envelope products, this on-demand webinar explains what the schemes are, how they work, where and when they can be used and which building envelope products are commonly included. 

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Watch the RIBA-Assessed Core Curriculum Continuing Professional Development on-demand webinars about third-party testing and certification of construction products

Hose stream test for fire door

On-demand Webinar 1: Why Choose Third-Party Certification for Building Products?

This on-demand webinar explains what the schemes are, how they work, where and when they can be used, which products are commonly included and finally, how these schemes can be used as a tool for the construction industry.

Fire test

On-demand Webinar 2: Reaction to Fire Testing and Certification

This on-demand webinar explains the differences between the British and European standards. The webinar will outline the reaction to fire classifications and explain the tests involved. We will discuss the factors affecting test performance. Lastly, we will explain how primary test evidence needs to match the supplied product.

Door hardware testing rig

On-demand Webinar 3: An Introduction to Ironmongery — Test Methods, Product Classifications and Marking Requirements

This on-demand webinar explains the test methods, product classifications and marking requirements for critical architectural ironmongery components including closers, panic and emergency exit devices, and hinges.

Building envelope mock-up testing rig

On-demand Webinar 4: The Importance of Third-Party Testing and Certification of Building Envelope Products

This on-demand webinar explains what the schemes are, how they work, where and when they can be used, which building envelope products are commonly included and how these schemes can be used as a tool for the construction industry.

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