PCA Weekly News – 20th July 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: Our Thanks To All who attended #ISWC2019 KTP Ends – New Beginning for Paula More Invasive Weeds under the Spotlight UKCMB invite to the PCA to get involved Our Peter Presenting at EMAPi Step into Summer with some Training! In the News Our Read the full article…

UKCMB invite to the PCA to get involved

We are delighted to be able to report that the working groups attached to the UKCMB are now beginning to start work again. The slow start of this organisation and its associated projects was in part the result the tragic loss of our friend and colleague Neil May late last Read the full article…

More Invasive weeds to come under Regulation

Following a review of the EU Invasive Alien Species (IAS) Regulations, 17 new species are being added to the list of ‘Species of Concern’ – 13 of these are plants! This is important news for our ‘Invasive Weed Group Members‘ who already have a total of over 64 plants to Read the full article…

The End of KTP & New Beginning for Our Paula

Last Sunday saw the official end to the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project with University College London. The project set out to see if it was possible to develop a tool that would accurately and reliably give professional surveyors unambiguous information on the causes of mould in any building. Based Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 13th July 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: Last Few Spaces Remaining – Grab Yours Now! Get YOUR Brand Noticed! – Last Chance Paula Presents at UKIEG Conference 2019 Studentships & Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Step into Summer with some Training! In the News Last Few Spaces Remaining – Grab Yours Now! Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 5th July 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: 2 Weeks to Go – Space Rapidly Running Out! Fancy Sponsoring the App? UKIEG Conference 2019 Our Very Own Jade Presents at Timber 2019 Safe Use of Biocides – Don’t Get Left Behind! PCA Supports Charity Golf Day Celebrating the Launch of BS Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 28th June 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: Hodgson View – Our AGM & Open Day in 3 mins! 3 Weeks to Go – Have you Booked Your Place Yet? Good Weed – Bad Weed? Panel Debate – We NEED Your Suggestions! Structural Waterproofing Apprenticeship Invasive Weed Control Group Meeting Step Read the full article…

Good Weed – Bad Weed?

Words can be very powerful and conjure-up strong emotive reactions. If we describe something as ‘weedy’ it’s usually a negative term suggesting something defective or weak etc, but nothing could be further from the truth as far as actual weeds are concerned! Most weeds (lets assume a working definition as Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 21st June 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: 4 Weeks to Go – Have you Booked Your Place Yet? Check out the Pics from the AGM & Open Day! A Weapon for every Surveyor – Data Loggers! Have you Signed up for Enhanced Listings? Apprenticeships: Invest in your Technicians Safe Use Read the full article…

A Weapon for Every Surveyor – Data Loggers!

Something a bit different from the usual rantings and ramblings which we normally include within our weekly correspondence, as this week involves a product review! The Blue Maestro data logger in fact and a big thank you to PCA member Preservation Treatments, who provided this for us to test and Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 14th June 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: AGM & First Ever ‘Open Day’ Introducing you to our Speakers RICS Information Paper 27/2012 Review The Perfect Platform for all things Waterproofing Trustmark – Take advantage of their newest benefits Always nice to receive great feedback! Step into Summer with some Training! Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 7th June 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: Journey into how sub-floor airbricks work Only 1 Week to go until the AGM & ‘Open Day’ The perfect platform for all things waterproofing! We Need YOUR Suggestions – 2019 Conference Invasive Plants? Correct identification is essential! e-Learning Module – Occupational Cancers Step Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 31st May 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: Hodgson View: Is CITB fit for purpose for the 21st Century? The long-awaited report from CITB, or is it? Just 2 Weeks to go until the AGM & ‘Open Day’ The perfect platform for all things waterproofing! Conversion of CSRT to CSTDB Type Read the full article…

Key Considerations for Type C Waterproofing systems…

Having already written short articles on both Type A & B Waterproofing, this article will focus on Type C Waterproofing. Ahead of the International Structural Waterproofing Conference and following on from the previous articles, this is based on some of the key considerations detailed in the PCA Best Practice Guidance Read the full article…

The long-awaited report from CITB…or is it?

After a year of chasing, letter writing and constant ‘knocking on the door’; the long-awaited report to assess the impact of the CITB policy changes on members of the PCA is finally here.   The report that looks into training funds for PCA members The report within the button above Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 24th May 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: MEMBERS ONLY: First Ever ‘Open Day’ & AGM Join Us for the ‘Must Attend’ 2019 Conference Social Housing Regulator Issues H&S Reminder AECB’s Webinar: Retrofit Challenges Are we Going to See a Review of BS 8102? Step into Spring with some Training! Retirement Read the full article…