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Building Inspection Services

We conduct fire, life safety, and security plan reviews and inspections to local, national, and international building codes with independent, impartial and professional expertise.

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Overview of UL Solutions' building inspection services

It is important for buildings to be safe, secure and operate efficiently. That is no easy task. It takes a thorough understanding of complex issues, including regional code requirements, hidden maintenance needs and emergency response tactics. 

We have the global expertise to assist you in evaluating the compliance of your building’s safety systems to international code requirements. Our building inspection services (BIS) help identify building compliance gaps that can help you make improvements for the proper operation of your fire, life safety and security systems. 

UL Solutions understands complex construction requirements across the globe, and we customize our services to meet your needs.

UL Solutions' BIS offers an independent, objective and holistic solution, including a review of fire safety, life safety and security systems.

 

BIS provides a holistic building safety system assessment

 

Who can benefit from UL Solutions' building inspection services

We offer a comprehensive solution for the building industry. Based on your building’s user and/or occupancy type, UL Solutions assists the customer in determining the required safety levels of protection.

Our building inspection services assist various types of customers in evaluating for code compliance and other performance-based code inquiries, including: 

  • Planners/designers – Concept review, document review, risk assessment and level of protection.
  • Installers/integrators – Compliant specifications for installation and construction compliance.
  • Consultants – Problem demands a solution and verification of code-compliant options.
  • Management companies – Assessment of data quality, verification of up-to-date safety policies and mapping policy to standardization maintenance.
  • Building owners – Validate commissioning, maintenance and service and self-assessment data quality and assist in identifying gaps and future cost investments.

UL Solutions' building inspection services cover the life cycle of the building, including building inspection, recommissioning, training, and regular safety and security reviews. We offer services for a wide range of occupancies, including data centers, warehouses, energy storage system facilities, factories, healthcare facilities, residential buildings, high-rise buildings, modular buildings, high-value storage facilities and more.

Watch our building inspection video to learn more. 

Applicable standards for building inspection services

We provide the following services:

ICC IBC ICC International Building Code
ICC IFC ICC International Fire Code
NFPA 1 Fire Code
NFPA 5000 Building Code
NFPA 101 Life Safety Code
NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code
NFPA 80 Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives
NFPA 13 Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems
NFPA 25 Standard for the Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems
NFPA 70 National Electrical Code®
NFPA 750 Standard on Water Mist Fire Protection Systems
UL 3400 Outline of Investigation for Additive Manufacturing Facility Safety Management
UL 3401 Outline for 3D Printed Building Construction
NFPA 855 Standard for the Installation of Stationary Energy Storage Systems
UL 3223 Outline of Investigation for Data Center Certification
UL 827 The Standard for Central-Station Alarm Services
UL 1076 The Standard for Proprietary Burglar Alarm Units and Systems
NFPA 731 Standard for the Installation of Electronic Premises Security Systems
UL 681 The Standard for Installation and Classification of Burglar and Holdup Alarm Systems
IEC 62676 Video surveillance systems for use in security applications

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