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“Challenges, Changes & Opportunities in Property Care”

“Brilliant! Best speakers yet. All very professional.” [conference delegate]

The 2017 PCA Annual Conference was held at The Slate, Warwick University, Coventry and was attended by 126 delegates.

The full speaker programme featured experts in the fields of property level flood protection, residential surveying, retrofit insulation, indoor air quality and ventilation, timber framed buildings and timber treatment solutions.

Delegates were able to further benefit from the opportunity to network and gain CPD points for attending. Manufacturer members of the PCA were also available to meet and chat to at their interactive stands.

Q&A sessions throughout the day allowed delegates to get fully involved by asking their questions and sharing relevant experiences. A comprehensive panel debate rounded off a busy and thought provoking day.

Programme and Speaker Presentations

Details of the conference programme with links to selected speaker presentations are below. Speaker profiles can be found here.

Session 1: Current & future challenges faced by industry

Phil Parnham, Blue Box partners
Phil talked about how retrofit is changing buildings and the challenges internal, external and cavity wall insulation is throwing up for surveyors.
[Presentation link] “How retrofit is changing and the challenges residential surveyors face”

Nigel Donohue, CIGA
Nigel gave a warranty providers view on cavity wall insulation and looked at the ways in which CIGA are working to improve outcomes for consumers.
[Presentation link] “Retrofit Cavity Wall Insulation – performance, challenges, benefits and perception”

Stephen Hodgson, PCA
Steve will be asking delegates to consider the challenges and opportunities that could soon influence the future of professional timber protection, damp diagnostics and its control.
[Presentation link] “Is the nature of our profession changing?”

Dr Jessica Lamond, Centre for Floods and Communities
Jessica talked about flood resilience in buildings and the steps that should be taken to adopt and recognise effective measures and the importance of promoting and adopting best practice.
[Presentation link] “PLR – adoption, effectiveness & good practice”

Delegate feedback

Delegate feedback highlighted how a PCA conference had once again brought together knowledgeable speakers on topics pertinent to their industry and profession to enable them to expand their knowledge and gain new insights.

Some of the comments from delegates about the conference programme:

“Good mix of topics.”

“Very professional presentations linked together on common subjects.”

“Very good and thought provoking.”

“Brilliant! Best speakers yet. All very professional.”

“An excellent day, very informative and useful.”

Photo Gallery

Images from the day can be viewed in the photo gallery here.