Third-Party Certification of Building Materials eBook
Code officials, architects, specifiers, plan reviewers and other code authorities have the important responsibility of determining whether building products and assemblies comply with governing codes and regulations. While this may sound straightforward, many questions arise pertaining to such a determination:
- Do the products or assemblies comply with the standards and requirements of the code?
- What is self-declaration?
- Is testing alone sufficient to demonstrate compliance?
- Does the product or assembly need to be certified by a third party?
- What is the difference between UL Listed, UL Classified and UL Certified?
- How do you confirm that a product or assembly is third-party certified?
This overview addresses these commonly asked questions and explains the important role that third-party certification plays in demonstrating code compliance for all stakeholders.
In this eBook, you will learn about the following topics:
- Connecting the dots between codes, standards, testing and certification.
- The limits of self-declaration.
- Better but not best – third-party testing only.
- An ideal option – Listing and labeling through third-party certification.
- The difference between UL Listed Mark, UL Classified Mark, and the Enhanced UL Certification Mark.
- Confirming that a product or assembly is third-party certified.