PCA Weekly News - 9th May 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • PCA Today Publishes Important Articles
  • Biggest Audience Yet – View the Recording!
  • BASiS Point for PCA Invasive Weed Webinars
  • Invasive Species List Updated
  • Learning the Traditional Way
  • Waterproofing & Insurance Webinar
  • Your Weekly ‘Tune in Tuesday’
  • Welcome to our New Members

PCA Today Publishes Important Articles

Your CEO Steve Hodgson and Technical Manager James Berry have put the topics of ventilation, moisture management, research, building regulations and technical guidance into the spotlight, with two great articles having been published in PBC Today – within the same week!

Articles like this, which reach some pretty big audiences, allows us to show off the knowledge and skills of you, our members. We hope to see more exposure with these articles over the next few weeks too, which members can access by clicking on the links below:

April 30th: Building Regs and Basement Conversions
May 5th: Fresh air and its impact in Covid-19 pandemic


Biggest Audience Yet – View the Recording!

We had an astonishing 408 people join our ‘Dampness within Buildings’ webinar this morning, our biggest audience yet!

Your CEO Steve Hodgson gave a pragmatic and robust view of moisture diagnostics, the different methods of moisture measurement in buildings and discussed the joint methodology document “Investigation of Moisture and its Effects in Traditional Buildings”. The webinar was very well received, with lots of engagement from both members and non-members – we even had attendees from as far as Australia and New Zealand!

Huge thanks to all who joined, but for those members who missed it, or wish to see it again/share with colleagues, the recording can be accessed via the button below.

View the Recording >>


BASiS Point for PCA Invasive Weed Webinars

Some great news for our Invasive Weed members – we are pleased to confirm that all future PCA Invasive Weed Webinars will now attract 1 BASiS Point! This is in addition to the 2 CPD points that your Association already awards its members!

Our next Invasive Weed webinar takes place on the 21st May titled: ‘Under the Radar – Buddleia & Bamboo’, hosted by Jim Glaister. Look out for registration details coming soon on the webinars homepage.

View the Webinar Library >>


Invasive Species List Updated

Our list of Invasive Non-Native Plant Species, regulated under various Acts/Regulations in the UK and Europe, was revised recently due to new species being added to the EU IAS ‘species of concern’ list. However, it was brought to our attention that some corrections were required and, to help our members, we have added some useful notes for clarification.

Your Technical Document Library has a variety of important and very useful documents which are there for you to refer to, to use and to share, including the Practical Management Manual. Members can click on the button below to access the library.

View the Library >>


Waterproofing & Insurance Webinar

Our series of webinars continues with PCA Trainer Michael Earle guiding us through ‘Waterproofing & Insurance: Design with Confidence’ and asks, “Do you know how to create a waterproofing design that follows the recommended ‘best practice‘, giving warranty providers assurance and confidence in you? Do we really understand what warranty providers require when it comes to waterproofing?

Register for the live webinar on Thursday 14th May 2020 from 9-10am and learn more about the relevant standards and the importance of insurance – plus gain 2 CPD points too!

Click to Register Now >>


Learning the Traditional Way

We are all too aware that the current situation is demanding us to engage more with our colleagues, clients and customers via online platforms. More often than not, there is no other alternative especially when it comes to gaining those all important CPD points.

But let’s not forget some of the good old fashioned ways to keep our knowledge up to date and for sharing valuable information, as PCA Honorary Member, CSTDB Examiner and Wood Identification Trainer Gervais Sawyer has reminded us, with a traditional written book review accessed via the button below.

Members can also check if you’re up to date with the latest technical information, by visiting the Technical Document Library – another great source of content to use, to refer to and to share.

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**PCA MEMBERS ONLY** Your Weekly ‘Tune-in Tuesday’

Join us on Tuesday for our regular ‘Tune in Tuesday’ event as we discuss the hotly awaited announcement from Boris Johnson regarding the lockdown measures and how this affects our industry….even if this potentially affects us now!

Remember these ‘Tune in Tuesdays’ are all about you. It’s Your forum – Your platform – and Your opportunity to engage with your Association and ask the questions on the topics that matter to you. So why not join us? Registration is OPEN via the button below. If you have any queries, please give us a call on 01480 400000.

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Welcome to those joining the PCA

We are pleased to welcome the following company into PCA membership:

  • The Aitken Group, t/a Damp Solutions UK (Contractor – Damp & Timber Sector)

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