PCA Weekly News - 15th May 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • Why the PCA supports Mental Health Awareness Week!
  • The unsung heroes in the waterproofing world
  • Launch of ‘Info Hub’ for Invasive Species Week
  • Mental Health Awareness Training & Support
  • Next Webinar during Invasive Species Week
  • Japanese knotweed Cell Burial workshop
  • Recovery Loan Scheme

Why the PCA supports Mental Health Awareness Week

You may have seen that it is Mental Health Awareness Week. With team health and well being in mind, CEO Steve Hodgson shares an important message as to why the PCA is a supporter not just as an organisation, but as individuals too.

During this past year many of us may have suffered mentally in some capacity, or known someone who has, and we urge all of our members to remember that their Association is always here to help, support and listen. You can access Steve’s message by clicking on the button below…

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The unsung heroes in the waterproofing world

Our structural waterproofing members know of many ‘unsung heroes in their waterproofing world’. The experienced waterproofing technicians that have helped put critical waterproofing design into practice countless times. So why are so many large commercial waterproofing projects continuing to ignore the formula for reliable procurement models and take the risk with appointing unsuitably skilled and qualified contractors…?

It’s a question your Technical manager James discusses in his latest blog which members can read by clicking on the button below.

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Launch of ‘Info Hub’ for Invasive Species Week

We are pleased to share with all that we have launched a NEW ‘Invasive Weed Info Hub’ ahead of Invasive Species Week between 24th & 30th May 2021.

Enhancing awareness of invasive weeds and how best to manage and control these menaces is something very close to your Association and its many invasive weed members. We are very much taking the opportunity to help promote awareness, best practice and how to best deal with invasive weed related problems.

This ‘hub’ is packed with information to help guide, inform and educate on all things associated with invasive weeds and we encourage our PCA members and all construction/property based professionals to get involved as we continue to raise awareness on protecting biodiversity, habitats and our environment and prevent the spread of invasive weeds.

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Mental Health Awareness Training & Support

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week we can share details of a number of training courses and support, which members and their teams may find helpful and supportive:

To register or for more information you can click on the individual links above. For more information on Mental Health Awareness Week just click on the button below.

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Next Webinar during Invasive Species Week

With just 3 weeks to go until Invasive Species Week, our next LIVE broadcast fits perfectly into our ‘Invasive Species Week Special’. Join us and PCA Invasive Weed Group Member Jim Glaister on Thursday 27th May 2021 for our “How invasive weeds can impact the urban environment” webinar.

Join Jim as he separates the myths from the reality of invasive weeds, and addresses how to head off future problems before they become insurmountable.

Find out more & Register via the button below.

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Japanese Knotweed on-site contamination and cell burial strategy workshop

Japanese Knotweed on-site contamination and cell burial strategy workshop 
Date: 14th July 2021
Location: PCA Head Office, Huntingdon
Cost: Members £240 +VAT / Non-members £295 +VAT
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This one-day workshop will provide candidates with both theory and practical considerations to the design and implementation of geosynthetics/geomembranes both on-site and in the ground. Candidates will have the opportunity to be hands-on with the geomembrane products and actively work on Knotweed cell burial design and construction.

Contact the training team today on 01480 400000, or email amber@property-care.org.

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Work-related Stress

For PCA members and many other construction/property related businesses, you are now able to apply for loans to support your business under the Recovery Loan Scheme. Some key points of the scheme include:

  • Available from 6 April to 31 December 2021
  • Available to those who meet the criteria, even if the business has previously received existing Covid-19 loan support
  • Term loans and overdrafts are available from £25,001 – £10 million
  • The government are providing backing of 80% guarantee against the outstanding balance of the facility
  • Be able to self-certify that it has been impacted by Covid-19

To find out more and to apply, click on the button below.

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