Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI) Published

Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI) published 

BLOG · BY TTF CEO DAVID HOPKINS · 21 September

The long-awaited Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI) has been published today.

The Code for Construction Product Infomation (CCPI) has been officially published today in a bid to drive higher and clearer standards in the manufacturing and construction industry. This code has been in the pipeline for a while, with the Hackitt review calling for a radical rethink in construction product information following the Grenfell tower disaster.

Management of the published Code and its verification has been formally handed over from the Construction Products Association to Construction Product Information Ltd (CPI Ltd) – a not-for-profit organisation with independent governance and management being set-up to administer the CCPI.

CCPI – developed by the Construction Products Association’s marketing integrity group following industry-wide consultation – has been built on the principle that product information must be clear, accurate, up-to-date, accessible and unambiguous.

The contents of the CCPI should not come as a shock to members, with the TTF working closely with the CPA on the code’s principles. Our campaigns on Chinese plywood and timber treatments are driven by the same ethics as the CCPI and have ensured that product descriptions are accurate and trustworthy for customers.

We encourage TTF members to align themselves with the ethics behind its development, which will in future be integrated into our Code of Conduct, and to ensure they can demonstrate to customers their conformity with the principles and practices which it comprises.

More guidance on the CCPI can be found in the ‘Preparing for the Code‘ information pack. The TTF will also be looking to create a map of the CCPI training, skills, and education needs of our members, wherever they sit along the wood supply chain.

In other news, I am delighted to announce that TTF’s ‘Conversations about Climate Change’ project won the Environmental Achievement Award at the TTJ Awards last Friday.  A big thank you to all those who took part and ensured its success, and congratulations to all of the winners from across all categories.

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