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nStockholdersMar14The British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) has reformed its Working Group for Steel Stockholders to address issues that have arisen since the introduction of the Construction Products Regulations (CPR) and the imminent CE Marking of fabricated steel.

“Our aim is to address the implications of the CPR for steel stockholders and the proposed changes to the manufacturing standard for steel sections EN 10025,” said David Moore, BCSA Director of Engineering.

The CPR imposes legal obligations on stockholders and some BCSA members are unclear on the implications and actions that need to be taken.

A number of issues concerning CE Marking are also being looked into, such as the testing of upgraded steel and proposed changes to EN 10025-1.

The reformed Group met in January and further meetings are planned later this year. As well as raising the profile of BCSA member stockholders, the Group will produce an updated version of the Model Purchase Specification for Steel Sections.

BCSA members that attended the Group’s first meeting were:
•    ArcelorMittal Distribution Solutions UK
•    ASD metal services
•    Barrett Steel
•    Billington Holdings
•    CMC
•    Duggan Steel Profiles & Steel Service Centre
•    Murray Metals Group
•    National Tube Stockholders
•    ParkerSteel
•    Rainham Steel Co
•    SCCS
•    Tata Steel

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