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CPA extends deadline for post-Grenfell product information review

Deadline for responses to association’s Call for Evidence has been extended until later this month to get broader range of views from engineers and consultants

The Construction Products Association (CPA) has extended a Call for Evidence of how information on products is made available to the supply chain until April 23 in order to get a wider number of industry voices on potential risks.

Despite receiving hundreds of responses ahead of its initial deadline, the association’s Marketing Integrity Group is now seeking to encourage more engineers, consultants, contractors and surveyors to respond to its survey. Facilities management and maintenance professionals are also being encouraged to respond.

Around 400 Reponses were received by the CPA before the extension. However, the association said there were largely represented by manufacturers and distributors.

The CPA said it hoped extending the deadline to April 23 would garner a wide number of views on how best industry can respond to concerns raised about product information by Dame Judith Hackett last year in her Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety.

CPA Marketing Integrity Group chair Adam Turk said he had been encouraged by the initial responses, but that further expertise would be important to ensure a range of supply chain voices were heard.

He said, “A strong balance of input from across the supply chain is crucial if we are to make recommendations that can really have an impact. Your input is vital to helping us reduce risk in our built environment.”

The CPA added that its findings and final recommendations from the survey will be published by the autumn.

More information on the Call for Evidence can be found here.

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