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PCA Weekly News - 11th March 2023

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • Google Analytics 4 - Are you ready?
  • Next video from #IIWC2022 - Invasive Weed control in Sweden
  • #IPCC video - Emerging insect threats to timber in the UK
  • March webinar - Hidden dampness
  • HSE: Asbestos & You

Google Analytics 4 - Are you ready?

This might sound a bit 'techie' and overwhelming, but are you aware that Google Analytics is being replaced with a newly created version - GA4? But what does this mean and why should you care?

Well, basically it means if you don’t’ do something, your web stats are about to die! However don't panic, your Association is here to help. In his latest blog, PCA Andy Ferguson highlights the importance of this new platform and the steps you need to take to keep your web stats moving forward. Click on the button to read more...


Next video from #IIWC2022 - Invasive Weed control in Sweden

The next video to be released following the '2022 Invasive Weed Conference' is from Dr Tina Kyrkander, Ornborg Kyrkander Biologi & Miljo Ab, who discussed 'Invasive Weed control in Sweden'.

This presentation focused on the situation in Sweden, cultural differences and lack of best practice and regulation. To view the video, click on the button below.

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#IPCC video - Emerging insect threats to timber in the UK

In this next video presentation from the '2022 International Property Care Conference', Nicholas Donnithorne provides an insight into the growing and ever present threat of new alien invasive bugs and fungi.

With a highly engaging mixture of images and sounds, our friend and highly respected uber-geek brings humour and enthusiasm to a presentation that you will remember. To view, click on the button below...

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March webinar - Hidden dampness

With just 3 weeks to go until our next live broadcast, why not join us and PCA Trainer Neil Marsden on 30th March (from 9-10am) as we explore hidden dampness and how the unsuspecting surveyor can be ‘caught out’!

Following on from our 'Damp: back to basics' webinar in January, this is ideal for the less experienced surveyor as we share knowledge and guidance on these hidden signs.

For more information and to register, click on the button below.

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In other news...

HSE: Asbestos & You

Members may have seen that this week, HSE launched a new campaign on how to manage the risks associated with asbestos. Asbestos hasn't disappeared since its ban in 1999 and remains in millions of homes/buildings. If any of your team started their career after the year 2000, this information may be of value to ensure you are aware of the risks. To find out more, click on the button below.

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Keith Thomas

Hi James, posted in similar vein on LinkedIn this morning. However, it must be said that much of the ‘race to the bottom’ is being fuelled by members from the manufacturing/ supplier contingent

Paul Green

Well said James The race to the bottom is an age old / not new phenomenon, (albeit maybe exasperated more recently ?), and with ref to the comments about utilising experts from inception stages I cannot concur more with you, and in my humble opinion, more emphasis needs to be placed on our members standing their ground where shoddy substrates / concrete needs to be a major consideration before even contemplating to propose or install any BS;8102 compliant waterproofing systems, or any combinations of them, and it would perhaps better serve both our members, and their clients, if our cohorts had a greater understanding of say, watertight concrete too, and if it helps, I for one would be happy to offer a member friendly CPD type presentation on type-B waterproofing to broaden the knowledge base of some of our younger members too ?

Andrew Young

I’m trying to find a company who is associated to your organisation that can remove our Icynene spray foam from our pitched roof. I have been unsuccessful at this time, could you advise me please

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