Some UK steel stockholders are still uncertain about the implications of the Construction Products Regulations, reports New Steel Construction, leading the British Constructional Steelwork Association to reform its Working Group for Steel Stockholders.
According to the publication, several issues have arisen across the industry, partly due to the introduction of CPR, and partly from the approaching introduction of CE marking for fabricated steel.
David Moore, director of engineering at the BCSA, said: “Our aim is to address the implications of the CPR for steel stockholders and the proposed changes to the manufacturing standard for steel sections EN 10025.”
The first meeting of the reformed Working Group for Steel Stockholders was in January, but further meetings are planned throughout 2014, allowing a revised version of the Model Purchase Specification for Steel Sections to be drawn up.
As the new rules continue to be implemented, UK steel stockholders across the industry will be working hard to ensure they comply with the legislation – and the work of industry representatives like the BCSA is a demonstration that the necessary steps are being taken at all levels.