Review of International Conference on

Moisture in Buildings 12th May 2016

The 2016 PCA Conference on Moisture in Buildings was a huge success.

This year the PCA returned to Cambridge for the annual Conference.  The “International Conference on Moisture in Buildings” was held in the state of the art conference facilities in the Study Centre at the The Møller Centre.

Well renowned speakers and experts in their particular fields presented to a near capacity audience of 110 delegates from across the property care sectors of damp and timber remedial treatment, flood protection and resilience and flood recovery.


Delegate feedback

Delegate feedback highlighted how they were able to benefit from the chance to enhance their knowledge, expand their learning and gain CPD points, and network to make new contacts and find new opportunities.

Some of the comments from delegates about the conference programme:

“A good targeted conference with a common theme looking at the issues of moisture in all its forms.”

“Speakers all incredibly knowledgeable.”

“Very well delivered and considered.  Also looking at future direction, very reassuring”.

“Interesting and useful to contractors and surveyors.  Impressed by the linked theme of the talks.”


Photo Gallery

Images from the day can be viewed in the photo gallery: click here


Speaker presentations

Speaker presentations can be viewed by clicking on the links below.

Stephen Garvin, Building Research Establishment: “Flood Resilience in the Built Environment”

Adrian Porter, Oxford Flood Alliance: “A consumers view of flood protection measures”

Colin King, Building Research Establishment: “Unintended consequences of retrofit works”

Nicholas Heath, Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance: “External wall insulation & its use in retrofit”

Neil May, Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance: “UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings: reasons for creation and future goals”

Dr Hector Altamirano, UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering: “Mould in Buildings – Implications and Causes in Occupied Spaces”

Caoimhín Connell, A perspective on mould from the USA. Debunking misinformation about the causes, implications and remediation.”