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 2025!
  • Helpful advice

Hodgson View: The new version of BS5250

In this latest Hodgson View, your CEO Steve discusses the new version of BS5250 and whilst this is a valiant effort to change how we think about moisture in buildings, has the document been a success or not…?

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2022 Training & Examination Dates are Released!

We know that you are busy and as things return to ‘normal’, we are delighted to be able to share the 2022 calendar of Training & Examination dates. We hope that by sharing this with you now, you will have greater chance of securing the training you and your teams need as early as possible.

To find out more or to make your booking, simply get in touch with Amber or Jo on 01480 400000. You can access the dates via the button below.

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Our housing stock must stand the test of time

With increasing pressure on homeowners and landlords to bring properties up to a level of energy efficiency, many of us know all too well that people are living in homes that were built over a century ago. The alterations we make to our housing stock must be able to stand the test of time and benefit future generations…

Technical Manager James highlights this in his latest blog, which you can access via the button below.

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Article on PIV sent for Peer Review to International Journal

We have spoken about Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) over the past few weeks and many of you will be aware that there are few technical documents out there to support PIV systems. Head of Research, Paula, has submitted an article on this issue titled, ‘Can Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) tackle surface condensation?’ to the International Journal of Ventilation.

We hope this article will lead to further research/monitoring studies on ventilation performance and strategies to deal with indoor surface and atmospheric moisture.

 

Join us for our next webinar!

Our next LIVE webinar is now open for registration! This time, we focus our attention on detecting and monitoring Radon in existing buildings. As we delve deeper into the world of radon gases, what exactly should we be doing within existing buildings and what are the ‘Watch Points’ for new builds?

Join us and John Naylor from GGS Ltd on Thursday 30th September (9-10am), as he raises awareness and shares his advice on radon gases and the considerations we need to give for both existing and new buildings.

To find out more and to register, you can click on the button below.

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Apprenticeship Programme secured until 2025!

As we prepare to welcome our 9th cohort of apprentices onto our Damp & Timber Apprenticeship Programme, we can share that CITB has confirmed funding is secure until 2025!

Whilst we must remain aware of the challenges from CITB, for now, this increased level of funding is welcome as we move forward with our Special Apprenticeship Programme.

To find out more, or how you can enrol onto our next intake (11th – 14th October 2021) contact Jade on 01480 400000 / jade@property-care.org or click on the button below.

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Helpful advice

For all our Scottish based companies, the Scottish Protection Environment Agency (SEPA) shared some helpful advice following roadside checks undertaken recently between SEPA, Roads Policing Division of Police Scotland, DVLA and HMRC. These checks were to identify unregistered waste carriers, reinforce duty of care and prevent potential criminal activity, such as flytipping.

This is a reminder for all to continue to manage their waste appropriately. For more guidance, you can access SEPA’s website for more information via the button below.

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