PCA Weekly News – 23rd October 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: Building Moisture Index (BMI) System Update PCA Board Meeting: Election of Officers Join us for our next webinar BS 8102 Consultation closes on 23rd October! Construction & Mental Health Free Training for Manchester-based members Surveyor Training in Scotland COP26: Disruption in and around Read the full article…

Our BMI Technology has been updated!

It has been a year since we launched our Building Moisture Index (BMI) technology and following many sets of our BMI Diagnostic Packages with monitoring kits being sent out to some Housing Associations, we can share with both PCA members and the wider public that we have recently updated the Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 16th October 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: PCA Awards – Meet the Winners! Covid-19: Yesterday’s problem or today’s challenge? Update on our Building Moisture Index (BMI) System BS 8102 Consultation closes on 23rd October! Join us for our next webinar Talentview – Construction COP 15 – Why we should be Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 9th October 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: The proposed revision of BS 8102 PCA Awards 2021 Join us for our next webinar Sprayed Foam Insulation – New webpage Amenity Forum meeting Contracting & Client Relationship Training HSE’s Stress Indicator Tool The proposed revision of BS 8102 Many of you will Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 2nd October 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: Give construction a break… Calling all CSJK surveyors… Join us for our next webinar Commons Select Committee – Final piece of the jigsaw Missed the webinar? View the recording… Basement Water Management Training Protect your staff from stress at work Welcome to our Read the full article…

Space solutions right under your feet…

It seems there is a growing trend to create additional space in our homes, following the pandemic and the problems this has created. Depending on whether you need the space to accommodate long term home-working, an area for family time, exercising, or an extra bedroom – it seems this solution Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 25th September 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: The Autumn Equinox and Japanese knotweed Retrofit Internal Wall Insulation 1 week to go until our next webinar! A Plant Biosecurity Strategy for Great Britain Training Ahead of the Condensation Season Work Right Campaign The Autumn Equinox and Japanese knotweed For many of Read the full article…

Retrofit Internal Wall Insulation: Guide to Best Practice

Last week the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) released its “Retrofit Internal Wall Insulation: Guide to Best Practice”. This was designed to provide guidance for designers, surveyors, project managers and installers about retrofit internal wall insulation. A copy of the document can be found via the button below: Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 18th September 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: Invasive plants: The Jekyll and Hyde conundrum NHIC Annual Parliamentary Meeting 2 weeks to go until our next webinar! ITV’s report into Britain’s failing housing system… Reminder: BS8102 open for comment Online Training – Spaces in October! Ground Gas: Design & Detail HSE’s Read the full article…

Invasive plants: The Jekyll and Hyde conundrum

Non-native invasive weeds get a lot of bad press for obvious reasons. But are they ‘all bad’? Robert Louis Stephenson’s allegorical tale about good and evil provides a useful analogy here so lets see how it helps? Most invasive weeds arrived in the UK by deliberate human intervention because they Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 11th September 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: Is it time for waterproofing & flooding to work together? 3 weeks to go until our next webinar! TBIC Meeting Update Contaminated land in Oldham CITB Consensus Results Defects in Cavity Construction HSE’s New Online Tool Is it time for waterproofing & flooding Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 4th September 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: Hodgson View: The new version of BS5250 2022 Training & Examination Dates are Released! Our housing stock must stand the test of time Article on PIV sent for Peer Review to International Journal Join us for our next webinar! Apprenticeship Programme secured until Read the full article…

Our housing stock must stand the test of time

A recent study found that homes in England produce more carbon emissions than all of the country’s cars… and are a greater threat to the climate! The study estimated that there are 25 million homes that produce some 58.5 million tons of carbon dioxide a year. This compares to 27 Read the full article…