In your weekly PCA update this week:
- Thanks to all that attended the AGM
- New Building Regulation Manual for England
- Updated Technical Doc – Use of Moisture Meters
- HSE Guidance – Disinfecting your workplace
- Latest Risk Assessments from Stallard Kane
- Our NEXT CPD Webinar
- Missed the Latest Webinar – Replay Now Available
- New Ground Gas Training Course
Thanks to all that attended the online AGM
A big thank you to all who joined us for our first online AGM on Tuesday and to all who returned their PCA board proxy voting forms. We are pleased to say that for our first online AGM attempt, everything went smoothly.
As what traditionally happens within our AGM’s, it is exciting to see new individuals join the PCA board with fresh insights and ideas to help drive your Association further. However, it is also equally sad to see some of our existing board members leave us too.
With regards to our new board members, we would like to welcome Peter Atchison of ‘PAGeotechnical Ltd’ who brings experience in the sectors of Ground Gas and Invasive Weed; Emily Walker of ‘Walker and Walker Waterproofing Ltd’ who has a wealth of experience within of Structural Waterproofing and additionally has spoken at several PCA conferences; and lastly, Neil Marsden (Snr) of ‘Neil Marsden Independent Damp and Timber Consultants’ who has been a member of the PCA for many years and who currently helps support the PCA training and apprenticeship programs.
We are very sorry to lose outgoing board members Les Meikle who has been on the board for a good number of years and served as chairman, deputy chair, chair of the Scottish regionals and a faithful servant to the board on many capacities. Peter Reay who has been on the board for 7 years and has been deputy chair and chair of the waterproofing group who retires by rotation. And lastly, Annabelle Webster for her valued service to the board who resigned late last year. From everyone within the PCA and all our members, we just want to say a thank you for all your contributions and guidance over the years.
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New Building Regulation Manual for England
At the end of last year the Association was asked to help review the new ‘Manual to the Building Regulations’ for England. The document was finally released this week and we were touched by a thank you message from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government” prior to release stating “the Property Care Association’s working group in this project was key to delivering a successful outcome”.
Many thanks to all who were involved in the PCA working group to help make this possible.
Updated Technical Doc – Use of Moisture Meters
We have just updated and made live the PCA guidance document on ‘The Use of Moisture Meters to Diagnose Dampness in Buildings‘. Updates include a refresh on the look of the document as will as additional small updates throughout the document.
Over the coming months, we will be reviewing all of the PCA documents within our technical library. To view the recently updated guidance to the use of moisture meters, click on the button below.
HSE Guidance – Disinfecting your workplace
HSE has recently released updated guidance to help everyone clean and disinfect work spaces or large rooms which we hope will be helpful to many of our members as we all continue our journey out of furlough.
As with a lot of these things, HSE urges that any use of its suggested treatments should form part of your COVID-19 risk assessment however, there are a lot of easy takeaways that you can use to advise staff on.
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Latest Risk Assessments from Stallard Kane
Our Health & Safety partners Stallard Kane continue to update their risk assessments and HSE spot-check info via their ‘Back in Business’ portal. For those unsure as to what it is, it is basically a toolkit of useful documents and risk assessments.
Along with the PCA recommended surveyor and technician guides for safe working within buildings AND the additional pre-questionnaires for both surveyors and technicians sent within previous weekly emails; we hope all PCA members find the guides/documents useful.
For those looking to find copies of the PCA guidance docs or if there is additional guidance that PCA members are looking for, please get in touch. In the meantime, check out the Stallard Kane ‘Back to Business portal’ via the button below.
Our NEXT CPD Webinar
Following on from the PCA’s very first webinar on ‘Avoiding Failures in Podium Deck Waterproofing‘, we welcome back Ben Hickman for this next webinar on ‘Watertight Concrete’ focusing on issues such as what class of watertightness do we need for basement concrete while learning more about crack widths, waterproofing additives and repair.
Join us and Ben Hickman on Thursday 27th August 2020 from 9-10am as he discusses if basement waterproofing designers are correctly specifying Type B watertight concrete? and ‘what can you do to protect your reputation and waterproof design?’
Missed the Latest Webinar – Replay Now Available
A big thank you to all that joined us for our latest CPD webinar: ‘Verification of Ground Gas Protection Systems’ yesterday. As always, we had a great audience with many challenging questions being posed to Neil Salvidge.
For those of you that might have missed it, you can now watch the replay ‘on-demand’ using by clicking on the button below
New Ground Gas Training Course
Following off the back of the recent webinar, for anyone interested, we have a new 2 day training course all about “Ground Gas: Design & Detail” providing key knowledge and practical insights while developing understanding in all aspects of contaminated ground gas remediation strategies.
To find out more, contact our training team on 01480 400 000 or alternatively, ping jade a message directly at email@example.com. To find out more the course and what is involved over the 2 days, click the button link below.
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- Floods: Damaging to life, property – and the environment
- Code of Practice for Property Flood Resilience
- An Introduction to ‘Paula’s Papers’
- Launch of New Methodology for Traditional Buildings
- Hodgson View: Damp in Traditional Buildings
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