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Building Innovation Summit 2021- Protection, Security and PPE

View sessions from our virtual Building Innovation Summit, where UL experts shared insights on protection, security and PPE.

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The built environment industry is transforming faster in recent times, as the COVID-19 pandemic changed how the construction industry does business. New technologies and practices, stricter safety and security regulations will continue to bring challenges to industry professionals. Construction industry trends will bring rapid changes in global markets.

This on-demand virtual event features informative sessions given by UL safety experts on a range of topics impacting the built environment, safety and security. Hear what UL safety experts have to say about:

  • Cleaning First Responder Gear - The Science Behind Exposure Reduction (Chinese subtitles available)
  • Understanding the European Access Control and Intruder Alarm Product Markets
  • UL 2524, An Introduction into the Standard for In-building 2-Way Emergency Radio Communication Enhancement Systems (ERCES)

Learning objectives

Gain insights into the built environment protection, security and PPE

Speakers

Amanda Newsom, principal engineer, UL

Ted Ivers, senior staff engineer, UL

Nigel Talbot, product manager, UL

Webinar date

August 31st to September 2nd 2021 

Cleaning First Responder Gear - The Science Behind Exposure Reduction (Chinese subtitles available)

New data is emerging about the dangers of smoke and its potential to negatively impact the health of first responders. The industry is learning more about the importance of ensuring gear is clean before re-wearing it and that this step is just as paramount as containment. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1851 – Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Firefighting and Proximity Firefighting has taken the first steps toward ensuring gear is clean and safe to use.

  • Gain a better understanding of new NFPA 1851 – 2020 test requirements that will impact gear-cleaning facilities
  • Learn about the test details of NFPA 1851 as well as its scope and limitations
  • Gain an understanding of how the changes to NFPA 1851 will impact future improvements in cleaning
  • Learn about past and present UL research on gear cleanliness and how this impacts the gear’s retirement

Understanding the European Access Control and Intruder Alarm Product Markets

The European intruder alarm and access control market may, on some facets, seem simple, but dig a little deeper, and you’ll quickly find there are many complexities. Unlike construction products, explosive atmospheres or machinery products, there are no European regulations or directives to control third-party certification for security. European Union (EU) member states and market forces decide what is required for this industry, albeit with a base of harmonized requirements. In this session, we will look at the market and explore how UL can help manufacturers and installers create a meaningful market access solution:

  • Relevant European standards for intruder alarm and access control
  • Product requirements for this market
  • The different security grades
  • How UL’s new scheme can help manufacturers and installers

UL 2524, An Introduction into the Standard for In-building 2-Way Emergency Radio Communication Enhancement Systems (ERCES)

Emergency radio communication enhancement systems (ERCES) have become prevalent in the U.S. and, as a result, many municipal and state building codes are mandating — or planning to mandate — ERCES. Learn how UL 2524, along with UL’s certification program for in-building emergency communication enhancement equipment, assists manufacturers and code authorities with compliance to codes such as NFPA 1 and NFPA 1221, when required.

  • Learn the basic requirements of installation standards for two-way ERCES, e.g., NFPA 1221
  • Understand the benefits of UL 2524 compliance versus other standards such as UL 60950 and UL 62368
  • Learn about UL’s certification program for products covered by UL 2524
  • Learn about UL’s resources to support manufacturers and code authorities

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