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UL opens building envelope testing facility for construction industry


November 6, 2018  


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UL is expanding its services for the building envelope and building sciences market with today’s opening of its newest facility in Toronto. UL now offers additional building science and building envelope testing services to the Canadian market.

“The expansion of our building envelope services in Toronto provides the construction industry throughout Ontario with access to an organization that is known worldwide for advancing building science,” said Joe Hosey, general manager for Canada at UL. “We are excited to offer our services to one of the most active construction markets in the world.”

The Toronto facility can accommodate all forms of building envelope assemblies. The facility contains both a fenestration lab and a mock-up lab that can test full scale window wall, curtain wall and wall assemblies. The mock-up lab is located indoors in a 7200 square foot facility equipped with a 50 ton overhead crane and can test to a maximum sample size of 40 feet high. The mock-up lab is among the largest indoor facilities in Canada. The fenestration lab is equipped to test any sample size. Both labs are conveniently located at UL’s laboratory in Canada on Underwriters Rd. in Toronto.

In addition to the new Toronto lab, UL has building science test facilities in Montreal and Chicago.

“We are excited by this opportunity to provide best-in-class services to the building envelope community throughout Ontario,” said Mario Gonçalves, global business leader, UL. “The construction industry will have access to a broader range of UL complementary services and can rely on our technical expertise backed by our unmatched customer service, all delivered locally in Toronto.”

UL CLEB (a UL company) is a leading Canadian building science and building envelope service provider, delivering building envelope testing services, building forensic services, field testing and building envelope commissioning services for architects, building owners, manufacturers and installers in the building construction markets across North America.

UL acquired Montreal based CLEB in May 2017.