Robert James is the Global Building Sciences Business Director for UL’s Building, Fire, Life Safety, and Security Industries building inspection services. In this role, he supports the global building and security inspection program, which assists owners with building fire/life safety and site security concerns. Robert leads educational seminars, develops internet-based training programs, works with the model fire code committees, and serves as a liaison between the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute staff and the regulatory community. Certified Fire Protection Specialist NFPA. # 1564 Current committees on a national level: • Member, International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
• Technical Correlation Committee member on the NFPA 101, Life Safety Code www.NFPA.org
• Technical Committee Chair on the NFPA 1082, Building Fire and Life Safety Directors
• Technical Committee Chair NFPA 400 Hazardous Material
• Technical Committee Member, NFPA 3 and NFPA 4, Commissioning and Integrated Systems
Prior to joining UL, Robert had more than 30 years of inspection experience, including serving as the Fire Marshal for the City of Bloomington, MN.