In your weekly PCA update this week:
- Japanese knotweed Research Around the World
- New Ground Gas Design & Detail Course
- The Importance of our WDS Register
- Review of BS 8102 – Approved by BSI
- Up Next: Atmospheric Moisture & Compliant Ventilation
- Missed the Webinar? View the Recording
Japanese knotweed Research Around the World
What research is going-on around the world for controlling Japanese knotweed? How can this help us develop improved strategies? Your Technical Manager Peter Fitzsimons’ latest blog takes a look at what’s going on globally in terms of research into controlling Japanese knotweed.
Members can click on the button below to read the full story…
New Ground Gas Design & Detail Course
We are delighted to announce a new training course for members! The ‘Ground Gas Design & Detail’ course will provide you, our members, with key knowledge and give practical insights into this specialist sector of construction – from initial site investigation and planning to a completed and validated protection system.
Interested in the course? This 2-day training course takes place on 19th-20th August and members can click on the button below for more information, or you can contact Jade direct on 01480 400000 / email@example.com.
Interested in membership? Our new criteria for membership has been published and we have welcomed a number of ‘trail blazing’ ground gas verification and installation companies, as well as product suppliers into membership. Contact Sue for more information on 01480 400000 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Importance of our WDS Register
Our Waterproofing Design Register is an important facility, one that your Association has maintained to allow for architects and developers to be put in touch with waterproofing designers. In essence, putting architects in touch with PCA members who, by being on the list, are demonstrating that they have been properly vetted and are an approved individual waterproofing design specialist.
The Waterproofing Design Specialist (WDS) Register Documents have been updated and consolidated from four separate documents in to one, making it an easier process all round.
So for those members who are interested in finding out more, give us a call on 01480 400000 or click on the button below…
Review of BS 8102 – Approved by BSI
We are pleased to announce to our members that the proposal for the review of BS 8102:2009 Code of Practice for Protection of Below Ground Structures against Water from the Ground has been approved by BSI.
This review has been one of the key objectives of your Association and the Structural Waterproofing Group (SWG) over this last year and we are very pleased to share the approval from BSI. This document forms the backbone of our training and we continue to push the standards even higher and remain a ‘go to’ for assistance, commentary and suggestions on key legislation.
We will continue to keep members informed and up-to-date with progress. If you have any questions or wish to talk through any of this, please contact James Berry on 01480 400000.
Up Next: Atmospheric Moisture & Compliant Ventilation
Our series of webinars continues with ‘Atmospheric Moisture & Compliant Ventilation’ on Thursday 18th June 2020, from 9-10am. Join PCA’s James Berry as we explore why we need to think about ventilation a little more deeply and why the Government, local authorities and ourselves at the PCA are paying a lot more attention to it recently.
James will guide us through how we begin to limit the accumulation of moisture within our properties that can lead to mould and damp problems? Members can register now via the button below.
Missed the Webinar? View the Recording
A big thank you to all of our PCA members who joined ‘Getting to Grips with Giant Hogweed’ yesterday. Max Wade from AECOM guided listeners through surveying and treatment updates for Giant Hogweed based on the updated PCA guidance, what Giant Hogweed is, how it can be identified and the problems associated with this invasive plant – and we had one of our biggest audiences for an invasive weed webinar to date, with over 150 people joining us!
If you were unable to attend, or if members wish to listen again/share with colleagues, you can view the recording by clicking on the button below.
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