Composites UK’s Construction Sector Group (CSG) has joined the Construction Products Association (CPA) as a trade association member.

The CPA is a trade body for product-specific trade association members, and if a company is already a member of one of these trade associations, that company is entitled to access to the CPA’s benefits and resources. In this case, the benefits of CPA membership apply only to members of the CSG, and not the wider Composites UK membership. However, companies in the wider membership wanting to access these benefits package can apply to join the CSG at any point in the year and do not need to wait until their renewal, although an additional fee applies, Composites UK said.

CSG members will also be able to nominate themselves to represent the group on the CPA technical and sustainability committees, Composites UK said.

Membership will also give CSG members access to information relating to the construction sector on economic, technical, regulatory, sustainability and policy matters, including advance warnings on relevant issues.

‘We have been considering this for some time, but with the sector focus now clearly directed at building safety and zero-carbon, it is critical that members stay up-to-date with legislative and technical changes – membership of CPA is the best way to ensure this,’ said Dr Sue Halliwell, operations manager at Composites UK.

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