Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI)

Developed by the Construction Products Association, CCPI is in response to one of the key findings of the enquiry into the Grenfell fire which confirmed that shortcomings in product information had contributed to the disaster.

Date Published

8 November 2022

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TDUK
Developed by the Construction Products Association, CCPI is in response to one of the key findings of the enquiry into the Grenfell fire which confirmed that shortcomings in product information had contributed to the disaster.
Summary

Developed by the Construction Products Association, CCPI is in response to one of the key findings of the enquiry into the Grenfell fire which confirmed that shortcomings in product information had contributed to the disaster.

Particular concern was raised about inadequate specifier guidance, product information, marketing materials and performance testing claims.

The UK is raising the bar on performance information supplied with construction products with Issue 1 of the CCPI, published in September 2021.

 

Key Information

What is the CCPI?

Covering all construction products and systems, the Code asks all those involved in marketing, sales, distribution and installation of construction products to ensure that information provided to buyers is clear, unambiguous, accurate, up-to-date and accessible.

The WPA Code of Practice for Industrial Wood Preservation (January 2021) groups the applications for treated wood into Use Classes, the main three being:

Interior: Use class 2

Exterior: Use class 3(u) and Use class 4

Case studies

The architect Bernard Stilwell’s new library building in March, Cambridgeshire, has a deceptive simplicity achieved as the result of some complex thinking.

The original Victorian pier was built in 1872, rebuilt in 1922 and finally destroyed by fire in 2010. The architect dRMM became involved when Hasting Pier Charity took over the derelict structure and set up a design competition which was won by the practice.