UL Solutions

Built environment communications and stakeholder outreach for UL Solutions in UK and Germany, promoting its expertise in fire safety, product testing and certification

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A global leader in applied safety science, UL Solutions delivers testing, inspection and certification services in more than 100 countries, together with software products and advisory offerings, that support product innovation and business growth across multiple sectors, including construction and fire safety.

Fire testing and certification

LMC has been working with UL Solutions in the UK since 2017, and in Germany since 2022.

One of our most recent projects has been the launch of major new fire resistance testing laboratory at Blockley, Gloucestershire. The facility, funded by UL Solutions, will benefit manufacturers from the UK, Europe and worldwide who require independent fire testing and certification, including construction product manufacturers seeking UKCA and CE marking services.

Other recent initiatives have included:

  • Strategic advice on issues management and lines to take on key areas of UK construction policy
  • Support for UL Solutions speakers and staff participating at FIREX, UK Construction Week, Fensterbau, Security Essen, the Glazing Summit and BAU
  • Targeted PR and media relations to promote UL Solutions services in curtain walling, rainscreen cladding and facade testing, and door, window and hardware testing and third-party certification for safety and security
  • International webinar with ift Rosenheim on UKCA marking.
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The opening of the new UL Solutions and FPA fire testing facility at Blockley received widespread UK and international media coverage. The facility provides the UK's newest fire resistance testing laboratory for building products and systems, doors and windows, fire stopping, joint systems and related fire resistance products. The testing capabilities at the laboratory, performed by FPA, will also be beneficial to manufacturers seeking UKCA and CE marking services.

International expertise

Following publication of the Hackitt Review, UL wanted to engage with the top fire safety influencers in the UK.

Calling on our extensive industry contacts, we arranged meetings in January 2018 between the VP and general manager of UL Solutions' building and life safety technologies division and key UK influencers in the field of fire safety. The meetings allowed UL to share its specialist fire safety knowledge and regulatory insights from the USA and other regions around the world.

A prestigious event in the House of Lords explored the state of fire safety building codes and regulations in the USA, UK and other countries, and brought together a powerful group of international fire safety experts and UK policy makers. Hearing first-hand how other countries have managed major fire incidents and what they have learned from these experiences has helped the UK to deal with some of the most critical issues that the construction industry is facing today.

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LMC helped to organise the International Forum on Fire Safety Building Codes and Regulations at the House of Lords in January 2018, involving fire safety experts from New York City, Philadelphia, Sweden, London and the All Party Parliamentary Fire Safety and Rescue Group
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  • 100+ international delegates

    Discussing product marking in a UK and EU technical webinar

    60+ pieces of media coverage in the UK in 2022

    Highly targeted, indepth articles offering technical expertise to selected markets


    Social media engagements linked to the 2022 launch of the Blockley lab

    600,000+ views of technical articles in 2022

    From online and print coverage in specialist trade and technical journals with audited stats

"LMC has provided outstanding support to UL Solutions. They know the construction industry, its policies, media and influencers inside out, and provide us with guidance and support that goes well beyond your traditional PR consultancy. We use their approach, and their clear evaluation reports, as an example to all our other PR agencies across the world."
Global Corporate Communications Manager, UL Solutions

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