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and return on investment spooned up to PCA members in recent years, will know that we think they are a failed and outdated institution and Read the full article…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…

PCA Best Practice Awards 2017 – Winners

[May 2017] The 10th annual Property Care Association’s awards showcased the best of the specialist structural repair sector, as well as the structural waterproofing, wood preservation, damp-proofing, flood remediation and invasive weed control industries. Held at The Slate, University of Warwick, the ceremony represented another record breaking year for entries Read the full article…

Document archive of building preservation material

Decades of research material documenting the preservation of buildings has been uploaded into a free to view digital document archive. National trade body The Property Care Association (PCA) has created the facility, and already received a range of enquiries from the UK and Europe, reflecting the importance and significance of Read the full article…

PCA Release Speaker Programme for 2015 Conference

PCA Release Speaker Programme for 2015 Conference 23 June 2015, The Møller Centre, Cambridge This year the PCA is taking its 85th annual event to Cambridge, with the Conference taking place at The Møller Centre. We are starting the day with a packed Conference, followed by the PCA and GPT AGM Read the full article…

PCA Conference Raises Funds For Children’s Charity

Generous members raised £1,800 for the Sick Children’s Trust, during the charity raffle held at the Property Care Association’s (PCA) flagship conference and awards, which took place at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. The fund-raising event topped the PCA’s most successful conference and awards to date, bringing together academics and Read the full article…

2014 Conference, AGM and Award’s Dinner!

The PCA team are delighted to announce the resounding success of the 2014 Conference, AGM and Award’s Dinner. Our annual events have gone from ‘strength to strength’ over the last few years, with this year’s event held at the Royal Armouries in Leeds, the most successful so far. Attendance across Read the full article…