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PCA Weekly News - 25th March 2023

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • The role of the Waterproofing Design Specialist
  • Next video release from #IIWC2022
  • Ever wondered how important invasive weed control is?
  • UKCMB conference - Early Bird offer for PCA members!
  • March webinar - Hidden dampness
  • HSE: Manual update

The role of the Waterproofing Design Specialist

Many of our waterproofing members are all too aware that using the underground space to expand the footprint of our buildings, is a trend that continues to increase. But this presents many a challenge, not least when the wrong people are used for waterproofing design, as your Head of Technical James Berry discusses in his latest blog... 


#IIWC2023: Catchment Scale control of Japanese knotweed

We continue to share the videos from the '2022 Invasive Weed Conference', and this next one is from Beverley Lewis, Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, on the 'Catchment Scale Control of Japanese knotweed: A National Park perspective'.

In this presentation, Beverley focuses her talk on the River Usk and the efforts made to bring knotweed under control.

To view the video, click on the button below.

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Ever wondered how important invasive weed control is?

Some of our invasive weed members may have seen a new report by the UN Secretariat for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), reminding governments & regulators that winning the global battle against non-native invasives is crucial to the sustainability of wild habitats / communities and food production. 

Check out their web page via the button below - you may be surprised at how often invasive species management crops-up in UN Conventions and Treaties!

View the report >>

UKCMB conference - Early Bird offer for PCA members!

PCA Members and many other professionals may be aware that UKCMB's International Conference on Moisture in Buildings (ICMB23), returns for its second event this July. If you are a PCA members, we are pleased to share that their early bird discount has been extended for PCA members until 7th April.

This event brings together academics and industry on many aspects of moisture induced damage within the built environment. For those that want to find out more, click on the button below.  If you are a PCA member, then contact us at [email protected] for your early bird offer.

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March webinar - Hidden dampness

Join us next week as PCA Trainer Neil Marsden explores 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 for the live broadcast on 30th March (from 9-10am), simply click on the button below....

Find out more >>

In other news - HSE manual handling at work

As an employer, members must protect workers from the risks of manual handling injuries in the workplace. HSE have a wealth of guidance on the law to help members prevent risk in the workplace. To access this guidance, click on the button below.

Find out more >>



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