Following a four month market research programme on product certification in the cold rolled steel sector SCI is pleased to announce that we are to develop our own offering of comprehensive product certification to this sector.
The research was carried out by Mark Wilkinson, a consultant employed by SCI who has almost 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, the last 15 of which have been spent working for BM TRADA, BBA and BRE.
As part of this piece of work Mark visited and talked with manufacturers, warranty providers and trade associations to gain an understanding of the current certification available. His discussions had a particular focus on the service levels and support received from the certification bodies, as well as the value of carrying such certification.
As a result of the high levels of interest and very positive research results we are pleased to announce that from the 1st March SCI are to begin the detailed development of a certification scheme, for which we will seek UKAS accreditation. The initial focus will be on the following product sectors:
- Non load bearing infill panels
- Light Steel Frame
- Modular units
Although a launch date for availability is yet to be set, should you be interested in this service either as a manufacturer or specifier then please contact Mark with your requirements and/or questions.