On July 2, UL announced the acquisition of Wintech Testing and Certification, a Telford, UK-based firm that provides testing and certification services to architects, building owners, manufacturers and others across the built environment community. The acquisition strengthens UL’s expertise in the field of building envelope evaluation, testing and certification, and offers greater access to global markets.

Wintech Testing and Certification is a privately-owned firm that offers testing and certification services to the building envelope market. Wintech Testing and Certification’s unique laboratory facilities are among the largest in the UK and are accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). Wintech Testing and Certification also holds accreditation from UKAS as a certification body, operating several schemes involving certification of windows, doors, curtain walls, and rainscreen cladding. Over the last 25 years, Wintech Testing and Certification has contributed to many high-calibre projects throughout the UK and Europe.

In partnership with the ASFP, UL will shortly be offering Level 2 and Level 3 Passive Fire Protection training courses. These industry-backed courses have been designed in conjunction with the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE)  to provide a pathway to formal qualifications through IFE Ofqual-approved examinations. UL will start to offer Level 2 courses in Autumn 2019. For more details, please contact simon.ince@ul.com.