Building Inspections

Overview

UL's building inspection services leverage more than a century of experience in testing, certifying and inspecting fire and life safety and security products. UL's in-depth knowledge of local, national and international codes meets the increasing need among building owners, developers, facility managers and architects for inspections of fire and life safety and security systems in their buildings. When a fire occurs, fire and life safety and security systems take on a new level of importance, and must perform critical functions to protect lives and enable business continuity.

UL's building inspection services provide building owners and facility managers with the information they need to identify building compliance gaps, identify where improvements are needed to maintain compliance with fire and life safety codes, and ultimately deliver confidence in building and occupant safety and the continuity and sustainability of the business. At the same time, UL's building inspection services assist in providing architects, insurers and building code officials with confidence that fire and life safety and security systems will operate properly in the event of a fire.

Definition

UL’s building inspection services are a comprehensive assessment and gap analysis of fire prevention, fire protection, and life safety and security systems in commercial, institutional and industrial buildings. Inspections cover installed sprinklers, pumps, fire detection and alarm systems, fire doors, fire extinguishers and many other building products and systems to assess and identify compliance improvement needs as regards the requirements specified in applicable local or national building, fire and energy installation codes.

Benefits

UL’s building inspections result in comprehensive reports that building owners, developers, managers and architects use to identify building compliance gaps and to guide improvements that provide confidence that fire and life safety and security systems will operate properly in the event of a fire. While some building owners conduct self-assessments of their buildings, a UL building inspection delivers added benefits:

  • Provides peace of mind that fire and life safety systems have been rigorously and objectively inspected
  • Demonstrates a commitment to safety to occupants, insurers and local authorities
  • Delivers information to make informed decisions about improvements needed to achieve code compliance
  • Provides a complete, thorough inspection report that can reduce the time spent by authorities conducting periodic building inspections

For local authorities, a UL building inspection report provides added confidence that fire and life safety and security products and systems have been properly inspected to the rigorous requirements of the local and national code requirements.


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For more information on building inspections for India, please contact us at +91.80.4138.4400.

For more information on door inspections, please contact us at 1.877.854.3577 (prompt #2).


PRODUCTS THIS SERVICE APPLIES TO

Fire doors, fire sprinklers, fire detectors and alarm systems, fire dampers, fire-resistive wall, floor and ceiling assemblies, fire extinguishers, fire-stop systems, egress systems

APPLICABLE STANDARDS

NBC of India National Building Code of India
NBC of Bangladesh Bangladesh National Building Code
The Alliance Standard The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety Fire Safety and Structural Integrity Standard
The Accord Standard The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh Building Standard
ICC IBC ICC International Building Code
ICC IFC ICC International Fire Code
NFPA 101 Life Safety Code
NFPA 80 Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives
NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code
NFPA 25 Standard for the Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems
NFPA 13 Standard for Installation of Sprinkler Systems
UAE UAE Fire and Life Safety Code of Practice

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