Flooding, ventilation and indoor air quality are just some of the issues being addressed at a leading conference for property professionals organised by a national trade body.
The Property Care Association (PCA) is holding its annual conference at ‘The Slate,’ the new conferencing centre at Warwick University in Coventry, on May 4.
Over the years, the association’s event has gained increasing recognition across the industry for the quality of speakers, the relevance and timeliness of the subjects addressed and its lively debate.
This year leading representatives from a range of specialist sectors join the panel across three sessions.
The first session looks at current and future challenges faced by industry, with the issue of retrofit insulation under the spotlight. Speakers will include Phil Parnham from Blue Box/SAVA, who will talk about the impact this is having on surveyors, while Nigel Donohue from CIGA, will discuss managing the challenges the industry is seeing.
This session will also include a discussion by Jessica Lamond, from the Centre for Floods and Communities, giving an insight into effective measures and the importance of good practice in Property Level Protection (PLP).
The second session will bring an academic perspective to ventilation and indoor air quality, with Clive Shrubsole from UCL and the Bartlett Institute and Fernando Sarce from UCL both sharing their perspectives on the subject, as well as Ian Mawditt from Fourwalls.
The third and final session looks at the next 10 years in timber protection, with speakers including Gervais Sawyer and Hudson Lambert.
Steve Hodgson, PCA Chief Executive, said: “The PCA conference continues to go from strength to strength and the areas being addressed and the calibre of the speakers should ensure this year’s event is as strong and relevant as ever.
“The conference is designed to appeal to professionals from across the property sector, including those not in membership of the PCA.”
Audience participation is encouraged with delegates having the chance to speak to the experts in dedicated question and answer sessions throughout the day.
Members of the PCA can purchase tickets for £85 plus VAT per person. Entry for non-members is £150 plus VAT. Prompt booking is advised as places are limited. Six points can be recorded on CPD records for attending the whole day.