COVID-19: Uncertain times for now

If Brexit took us into “uncharted territory”, COVID-19 has taken us into another world. The welfare and safety of our loved ones and co-workers is the principal reason for the decisions being imposed on every citizen and business in Europe today by governments. The business and financial consequences of the Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 14th March 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: Coronavirus – Advice for Members! ‘Paula’s Papers’ – The Second in the Series Conferences & Awards 2020 – Bookings are Open! Regional Meetings off to a Flying Start! Helpful advice from Stallard Kane Structural Waterproofing Apprenticeship – Cohort 2 Japanese knotweed Webinar – Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 7th March 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: Japanese knotweed webinar – 3 weeks to go! PCA to be guest editor on ‘Buildings’ journal Regional meetings to start next week Annual General Meeting 2020 Complete the online self-assessment to avoid a fine! Structural Waterproofing Group meeting Successful Invasive Weed Control Group Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 29th February 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: ‘Paula’s Papers’ – Types & Sources of Salts Floods: Damaging to life, property – and the environment? Trustmark’s Finance Option for Registered Businesses Ground Gas Protection Course Update A Review of ‘Retrofitting for Flood Resilience’ Taking our training ‘Countrywide’ Acting on the changes Read the full article…

PCA Weely News – 22nd February 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: Japanese knotweed Webinar – Register Now! Marketing Support to Members Understanding Cavity Walls Missed the 1st Webinar – Link now available Housing Association Magazine Topics on the Agenda for IWCG meeting Convenient & Flexible Training – Get in Touch! World Aspergillosis Day – Read the full article…

Understanding Cavity Walls

Cavity wall construction has delivered a form of building that has been incredibly reliable and robust. The way we are using them and adapting them to the needs of the 21st century means we must start to understand the mechanisms that make them fail! Cavity wall construction & retrofit insulation Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 15th February 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: Off to a Flying Start with our First Ever Webinar! Property Flood Resilience Code of Practice Launched An Introduction to ‘Paula’s Papers’ Best of Luck to our Cohort 7 Apprentices Evolution of Damp Control Japanese knotweed Management – The Challenge Topics on the Read the full article…

An Introduction to ‘Paula’s Papers’

Over the next few weeks, PCA’s Dr Paula Lopez-Arce will be releasing a set of short papers focussing on salts in porous construction and building materials. This information will serve to clarify and simplify some of the queries arising from such a complex topic that involves different salt crystallisation processes Read the full article…

Japanese knotweed management – The challenge

Put simply, Japanese knotweed knotweed is very difficult to get rid of! The PCA Invasive Weed Group was formed for exactly this reason, to give confidence to homeowners and lenders that when they use a qualified, professional surveyor/contractor they can have confidence that this pernicious weed will not return! But Read the full article…

Code of Practice for Property Flood Resilience

The long awaited Code of Practice has been delivered. This document purports to be the collective thoughts and best practices as laid out by the great and the good of the property level flood protection world. In essence this is a relatively small band of people with diverse backgrounds who Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 8th February 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: Just 1 Week until PCA’s First Ever Webinar! CITB Funding – Have you claimed your FREE MONEY? National Apprenticeship Week 2020 PCA Supports New Amenity Standard EHCA Inspections on Hazardous Chemicals PCA Training – Calling Invasive Weed Technicians Managing the Risks of Musculoskeletal Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 1st February 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: NEW Ground Gas Protection Group PCA Supports New Amenity Standard Consultation Deadline on Approved Document F Register for PCA’s First Ever Webinar! Become a Mental Health First Aider for your Company Consultation Launched for Building Regulations Beat the Winter Blues with PCA Training Read the full article…

PCA Supports New Amenity Standard

The Property Care Association is playing a key role in a new initiative from the Amenity Forum, which has been developed to create assured standards in amenity management and will be launched on 4th February at an event in Scotland. PCA is a Foundation Partner of the Standard For those Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 25th January 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: PCA Events Diary 2020 – Save the Dates! Property Flood Resilience Code of Practice A Series of Webinars How Thoughts on Mental Health Turned into Action Amenity Forum “Update” Events Apprenticeship Success for Amber! Beat the Winter Blues with PCA Training Welcome to Read the full article…

Launch of Property Flood Resilience Code of Practice

The long awaited Property Flood Resilience Code of Practice, developed through CIRIA, is finally now scheduled to be launched at an event in Westminster on the 10th February. Code of Practice developed by flood professionals The invitation to the launch event clearly sets out the importance placed on the issue Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 18th January 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: A Series of Webinars Kickoff 2020 with an Apprenticeship Another endorsement for the Joint Methodology Belgium’s Historic Environment and Beyond A Spotlight on the Benefits of Membership 2020 Subscriptions, Enhanced Listings and CPD Invoices Beat the Winter Blues with PCA Training Welcome to Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 11th January 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: Wishing you all a Prosperous 2020 Amenity Forum launch New Standard PCA Represents Members at LABC Conference UK expertise applied to Japanese Knotweed in Netherlands Mental Health First Aid Training Course Spam Email Alert Claiming to be PCA National Minimum Wage Increase A Read the full article…