Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is expanding its services for the building envelope and building sciences market with the opening of its newest facility in Toronto. UL now offers additional building science and building envelope testing services to the Canadian market.
UL CLEB, 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 Montréal-based CLEB in May 2017.
The Toronto facility contains both fenestration and mockup labs to test window wall, curtain wall, and wall assemblies. The mockup lab is located indoors in a 669-m² (7200-sf) facility equipped with a 45-tonne (50-ton) overhead crane and can test to a maximum sample size of 12 m (40 ft) high. The mockup lab is among the largest indoor facilities in the country.
“The expansion of our building envelope services in Toronto provides the construction industry throughout Ontario with access to an organization known worldwide for advancing building science. We are excited to offer our services to one of the most active construction markets in the world,” said Joe Hosey, general manager for Canada at UL.
In addition to the Toronto lab, UL has building science test facilities in Montréal and Chicago.