For more than a century, UL has advanced Fire Safety with the goals of helping prevent fires, injury and loss of life and to minimize property damage. Advances in materials, des ign and construction techniques offer new benefits but also present new challenges and risks, making fire more dangerous today than in the past. UL continues to progress safety sci ence across the increasingly complex Fire Safety ecosystem. We target prevention and detection by helping develop new technologies, processes and training. We also address reaction , containment and suppression by conducting large-scale live burn experiments and working with industry partners to maximize safety. In addition, we work closely with the firefight ing community to monitor and analyze personal protective equipment with the goal of helping make firefighters safer, better equipped and more informed.
ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international vol untary consensus standards. Today, some 12,000 ASTM standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance safety, facilitate market access and trade, and build co nsumer confidence. ASTM’s leadership in international standards development is driven by the contributions of its members: more than 30,000 of the world’s top technical experts and business professio nals representing 150 countries. Working in an open and transparent process and using ASTM’s advanced electronic infrastructure, ASTM members deliver the test methods, specificatio ns, guides, and practices that support industries and governments worldwide.
Founded in 1904 and headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA, the American Concrete Institute is a leading authority and resource worldwide for the development and distr ibution of consensus-based standards, technical resources, educational programs, and proven expertise for individuals and organizations involved in concrete design, construction, a nd materials, who share a commitment to pursuing the best use of concrete.
The International Code Council is a member-focused association. It is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to const ruct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Most U.S. communities and many global markets
The Portland Cement Association (PCA) is a powerful and vocal advocate for sustainability, jobs creation, economic growth, infrastructure investment, and overall innovation and excellence in construction throughout the U.S.