Sika becomes early adopter of CCPI

BUILDING product manufacturer Sika has announced it has become an early adopter of the Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI), published to help drive higher standards in the presentation of product information within the manufacturing industry.

A response to Dame Judith Hackitt’s review into building regulations and fire safety, the Code was developed by the Construction Product Association’s marketing integrity group following industry engagement. It has been created to promote an ‘urgent and positive culture’ and behaviour change in the way the construction product manufacturing industry manages and provides information about products.

Sika is one of the first manufacturers to have achieved CCPI verification of its first four product sets for single ply roof systems, hot melt structural waterproofing, liquid-applied and reinforced bituminous roof systems.

The company explained it maintains a strong focus on transparency and by committing to the code it will provide further independent assurance and confidence in the information associated to its CCPI-verified product sets.

“We are delighted that Sika is an early adopter of the code,” said Mark Gatrell, head of business unit roofing for Sika in the UK. “In September we announced product set verification for our single ply roof systems, and now we have the pleasure of announcing that our hot melt structural waterproofing, liquid-applied and reinforced bituminous roof systems have now achieved verification status.

“The Code is aiming to drive the highest standards in product information, setting a level playing field for all construction manufacturers to ensure that the information they provide is clear, accurate, up-to- date and unambiguous. We’re proud to be working proactively with the CCPI to raise standards in product information management.”