Our Expertise

Industry Leadership

Much of the CPA's work is focused on serving as the first point of contact for politicians and policy makers requiring advice and information about matters that relate to construction products or the wider construction industry. 

Since we are product neutral and support all materials equally, our strength is to represent the construction products industry as a whole on issues which are most effectively dealt with by working together.

The CPA is monitoring the impact of COVID-19 for its members and the wider construction industry closely. We are working closely with other construction trade bodies and our membership to formulate appropriate responses and developing policy positions aimed at protecting the industry.

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The CPA has been monitoring the impact of Brexit on its members and the wider construction industry since the referendum took place on 23 June 2016. This includes both the economic impact and the implications of Brexit on regulatory and policy frameworks. 

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Construction product manufacturers are at the heart of innovation within the construction industry, with manufacturing businesses tending to have higher R&D levels than construction generally. We want to highlight the innovation going on in our industry. 

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Priorities 

The CPA engages with a variety of levels of government and other industry bodies to ensure the voice of construction product manufacturers is heard. 

We work with government and industry across a range of public affairs matters including investment in the built environment, innovation, and the impact on our industry of Brexit and Coronavirus. 

Political Engagement

Since we are product neutral and support all materials equally, our strength is to represent the construction products industry as a whole on issues which are most effectively dealt with by working together.

We regularly support and lobby a number of government and public bodies in the UK and abroad, such as:

  • Bank of England
  • Building Regulations Advisory Committee
  • Cabinet Office
  • Construction Industry Training Board
  • Crown Commercial Service
  • Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
  • Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs
  • Department for International Trade
  • HM Treasury
  • Highways England
  • Homes England
  • Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
  • National Infrastructure Commission
  • Office for National Statistics
  • UK Research & Innovation
  • Various devolved authorities and departments
  • Various Directorate-Generals within the European Commission

Industry Engagement

We represent our members’ interests with dozens of industry-wide organisations, boards and alliances. 

The networks we have built enable us to keep our members informed of a wide range of topics impacting the construction products industry. The list of industry organisations which we frequently work with includes:

  • Association for Consultancy and Engineering
  • British Board of Agrément
  • Build UK
  • Building Research Establishment
  • British Standards Institution
  • Civil Engineering Contractors Association
  • Confederation of British Industry
  • Construction Industry Council
  • Construction Leadership Council
  • Construction Products Europe
  • Federation of Master Builders
  • Green Construction Board
  • Home Builders Federation
  • Infrastructure Alliance
  • National Federation of Builders
  • Royal Institute of British Architects

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