PCA Weekly News – 19th October 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: Best Practice Awards Dinner – Have you booked? What our Building Preservation Conference Promises! 2019 Conferences – Meet our Speakers! RICS Working Group for knotweed risk categories First Structural Waterproofing Apprenticeship! The KTP Project Update & Conference Workshop Amenity Forum Conference 2019 Training Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 21st September 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: Which Conference are you Attending? EMAPi2019 – What did we learn? 2020 Training Dates Released! Invasive Weed Control Group Meeting Last Chance to Sign up for the November Intake Best Practice Awards 2019 Latest News from the International Ethics Standards Training – Get Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 14th September 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: Best Practice Awards 2019 Why Attend the PCA’s Regional Meetings PCA Presents at Indoor Air Quality Conference First Ground Gas Protection Group Meeting CITB’s National Occupational Standards Review PCA Presents at EMAPi2019 A Look to the Future Training – Get Ready for Autumn Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 7th September 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: 1 day, 2 conferences – Have you booked yet? Not 1, but 3 International Events for the PCA! PCA Training Down Under! It’s Game-Changing Time – Countrywide IWCG Meeting Welcomes Environment Agency The next RVG Meeting – Will you be attending? A Moisture Read the full article…

An International Autumn

September is always a big month for the Association as meetings, training and regional events start to gather momentum after the holiday season, but this year it has increased significantly with a number of very high profile invitations drawing on the PCA team to represent the Association at three international Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 31th August 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: Now is the time to address the skills shortage! 1 day, 2 conferences – Have you booked yet? Employer Roadshows – Register today Be Inspired with an Apprenticeship! A practical insight into traditional repair methods Training – Get Ready for Autumn Now is Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 23rd August 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: The Hodgson View: The Case of the Anonymous Letter 1 Day, 2 Conferences – Have you booked yet? First Meeting of the Ground Gas Protection Group Structural Waterproofing Group Meeting In-House Training for GPI Have you Claimed your Trustmark Business Portal? Training – Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 27th July 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: #ISWC2019 – The Official Pictures are here! CITB is still Rubbish – but could there be light?!? Illegal Internet Sales of Pesticides £3 Million Funding Boost – make homes flood resilient An Extra Training Feather to our Cap Step into Autumn with some Read the full article…

Illegal internet sales of pesticides

Earlier this year the BPCA (British Pest Control Association) and the CPA (Crop Protection Association) announced that they had been in collaboration with eBay to prevent the illegal internet sales of Pesticides. The collaboration was the result of two years work and they have now set up a route to Read the full article…

CITB are still rubbish but could there be light?!

My feeling towards the ‘Construction Industry Training Board’ (CITB) is no secret. Anyone who has seen any of our blogs highlighting the miserable CITB service and return on investment spooned up to PCA members in recent years, will know that we think they are a failed and outdated institution and Read the full article…

More Invasive weeds to come under Regulation

Following a review of the EU Invasive Alien Species (IAS) Regulations, 17 new species are being added to the list of ‘Species of Concern’ – 13 of these are plants! This is important news for our ‘Invasive Weed Group Members‘ who already have a total of over 64 plants to Read the full article…

The End of KTP & New Beginning for Our Paula

Last Sunday saw the official end to the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project with University College London. The project set out to see if it was possible to develop a tool that would accurately and reliably give professional surveyors unambiguous information on the causes of mould in any building. Based Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 24th May 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: MEMBERS ONLY: First Ever ‘Open Day’ & AGM Join Us for the ‘Must Attend’ 2019 Conference Social Housing Regulator Issues H&S Reminder AECB’s Webinar: Retrofit Challenges Are we Going to See a Review of BS 8102? Step into Spring with some Training! Retirement Read the full article…

Comprehensive Training Programme for 2018 from PCA

[February 2018] National trade body the Property Care Association (PCA) has set out its schedule of professional development training for 2018. The PCA has invested significant resources into developing a comprehensive portfolio of courses throughout the year in areas including condensation, damp and timber preservation, residential ventilation, structural waterproofing, invasive Read the full article…

Call to broaden ventilation debate from UK trade body

National trade body the Property Care Association is calling for research and academic papers to present at an international event focused on a major issue currently affecting UK properties – excess moisture in buildings. The PCA’s 2018 International Residential Ventilation & Preservation of Buildings Conference takes place on the 14th Read the full article…