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PCA Weekly News - 30th September 2023

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • A review of #IPCC23
  • The Building Safety Act
  • #ISWC23 Session 1 presentations
  • #IIWC23 'Early Bird' ends tomorrow!
  • Could you be our next RSO?
  • Missed the webinar? View the replay...
  • Amenity Forum Conference

A review of #IPCC23 and a call for industry collaboration

Your Deputy CEO James Berry reflects on last week's International Property Care Conference, which was arguably the most diverse and varied programme we have put together, and discusses each session, the event's relevance and the overriding theme for collaboration within the industry.

To read the blog, click on the button below.


The Building Safety Act & Waterproofing

Many of our members will be aware that whilst the overriding objective of the Building Safety Act is to promote competence within the construction industry, we know that some of you still encounter large contractors / housing associations who appoint unqualified contractors simply because they are cheaper. The Acts is not yet in full effect, but the 'great race to the bottom' is very much alive and kicking, as Deputy CEO James Berry discusses in his latest blog...


2023 Structural Waterproofing Conference - Session 1 presentation videos

For those members who may have missed the '2023 International Structural Waterproofing Conference' back in July and want to access the presentations, we now have a dedicated webpage which currently features Session 1 videos, highlights & pictures captured on the day.

Like all of our previous conferences, the remainder of presentations will be gradually released offering members many hours of high quality CPD learning! They will be an invaluable source of learning, insights and knowledge for you and your team(s).

In the meantime, simply click on the button below to view...

View the videos >>

2023 Invasive Weeds Conference - 'Early Bird' offer ends tomorrow!

If any of our invasive weed members still need to book their place at the upcoming #IIWC23, don't miss out on the 'EARLY BIRD' ticket offer which ends tomorrow!

Returning on 16th November, the 2023 International Invasive Weed Conference is set to be another event to impact the industry.This is a great opportunity to accrue those all important BASIS points and network with leading industry experts including representatives from Defra, Railscape, Bayer, University of Leeds, Natural England and many more...

To see the programme in full or to book your place, click on the button below!

More information >>

Regional Support Officers - Could you be our next RSO?

We are looking for a person (or people) with proven experience within our sectors to join our team of ‘Regional Support Officers’ and support the Association in undertaking the mandatory membership audits for our Contractor members. This ad hoc position would be ideal for someone who may have retired from the industry or who is currently working as an Independent Surveyor in any of the sectors we represent.

We are particularly looking for people in the north and/or Scotland to join us, but would encourage individuals in any area to get in touch if this role sounds of interest.

To discuss further (including remuneration), please contact Hannah at [email protected] or on 01480 400003.

Contact us >>

Missed the webinar? View the replay...

Thank you to all of our members who joined us and Tony Isbell from Acres Building Consultants Ltd on our live webinar yesterday: 'New build watershock - Understanding damp problems in new homes'.

There was plenty of engagement and questions on what is going on within these new builds along with what a surveyor or building/property professional really needs to know to help determine the root of the problem as well as what we should be telling our customers/clients. If you missed it, you can catch the recording on demand, by clicking on the button below.

In our next broadcast, Jim Glaister, the Knotweed Company, visits the topic of bamboo...keep an eye out for more information next week!

Watch the replay >>

In other news...

Amenity Form Conference:

The Amenity Forum's annual conference takes place on 12th October and is a chance to hear from and network with those working in the amenity sector on changes in policy, approvals and compliance work, research, innovation and developments. All PCA members who are interested in attending can book at a discounted ticket price of £120+vat. Please contact Kate direct on [email protected].



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