BBA joins i3P to drive forward

collaboration and innovation


The British Board of Agrément, the UK’s primary building product certification organisation, continues to drive forward its ambition for greater industry collaboration and innovation by joining forces with i3P, the Infrastructure Industry Innovation Partnership.

The BBA and i3P have a shared vision of transforming the built environment through working with and uniting clients and supply chain organisations to facilitate change, champion innovation and ultimately drive up quality.

Joining i3P, which counts leading names such as Arup, Balfour Beatty, Laing O’Rourke and government departments including the Department for Transport amongst its members, is a logical next-step for the BBA, which recently joined the National Home Improvement Council, Local Council Roads Innovation Group and the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport with the aim of building partnerships to share knowledge, expertise and best practice for the benefit of clients and the wider industry.

The BBA already works with a number of i3P members and wishes to continue building strong relationships with like-minded organisations and expand awareness of the importance of third party certification and product testing.

“We believe in the importance of driving innovation to create a safer, smarter, more efficient built environment and we are thrilled to be joining forces with others in our marketplace that share that vision.

Innovation has always been at the heart of the BBA agenda, our particular contribution being to certify new products so that designers and asset owners can use them with confidence”

Professor Bill Hewlett, Technical Director , British Board of Agrément

“We are very please to welcome BBA into the i3P community.  BBA have a key role to play in the transformation of the infrastructure industry.  In the massive changes that we are going to have to make to meet the challenges of the industry including net-zero we cannot lose sight that what we build now must provide long-term  performance and accreditation is going to play an import part in that.  I am looking forward to working together.“

Mike Moseley, KTN Knowledge Transfer Manager, Infrastructure, i3P

Current i3P member projects include reducing ‘operational’ carbon emissions, AI-enabled automated cost and carbon estimating, improved data sharing across architecture, engineering and construction and examining safer lightweight insulation methods for offsite light-gauge step structures.

Find out more about i3P here.