Electronic tagging for construction products has edged another step closer with the Construction Products Association (CPA) now in final negotiations with the Department of Trade & Industry for a two year pilot project.
The negotiations follow the completion of DTI-funded research carried out by the CPA and Building Research Establishment into the likely impact and security issues of e-tagging (NCE 6 September 2001).
The CPA has identified four suitable product ranges - boilers, fire doors, reinforced concrete and steel structures - but the project team is currently looking for other suggestions to ensure a representative range of products.
'Logistics and the tracking of goods and materials through the supply chain have been identified as key areas to enable greater integrated working and eliminate waste, ' says CPA industry affairs director John Tebbit. 'The CPA has been heavily involved in the BRE research project, and a comprehensive special briefing has been published.'
Download the CPA special briefing at www. constprod. org. uk