PCA Weekly News – 16th January 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: New Dates for Online Training Released Continuing to raise standards with online training Good News: Court backs Firms over Covid Claims CLC Message to the Construction Industry PCA Submits Abstract to ICMB21 Changes to the Requirements for Sub-Contracting to GHGS Our First Webinar Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 9th January 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: Supporting our Members during the national lockdown PCA Guidance for Working Safely Code of Practice for Property Flood Resilience Help and Advice for your Customers on Flood Protection Systems CLC’s Site Operating Procedures Version 7 Our First Webinar for 2021 Managing Moisture in Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 19th December 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: Wishing you all a safe and happy Christmas Meet our 2020 Award Winners! We understand damp, don’t we? Green Homes Grant Scheme – Make sure you’re up to date Securing our Apprenticeship until 2022! Online Training – Grab the last space in January! Read the full article…

Reflections on the year that was….2020!

This is just a personal reflection on an extraordinary year; a year in which almost everything that unfolded was a new experience, a new challenge. Not just to us as individuals, but to businesses and to our legislature – the civil servants and politicians who have tried to patch together Read the full article…

We understand damp, don’t we?

The basic principles of building physics as they relate to moisture are pretty well understood. The action of water in the air, ground and building materials have been studied and documented for centuries. The trouble is, applying theory and scientific truths to the infinite range of building styles, materials and Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 12th December 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: NEW Online Surveyor Training launched! A bit of a ’round-up’ for the Invasive Weed Sector Flood Protection Certificates – FloodRE Launch 2020 Yellow Brick Road Glyphosate approvals – an extension to 2025! Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS): 3rd Grant A CPD Opportunity: Read the full article…

The 2020 Yellow Brick Road

Well…where do we even start for 2020? I suspect, similar to most reading this blog, you are thinking what a roller coaster of a year it has been! It feels a bit like 2020 has just landed in Oz, met the ‘Wicked Corona-Witch of the West’ and journeyed down an Read the full article…

Hodgson View: Flood Performance Certificates

On Wednesday morning Flood Re hosted the launch of a report that they recently commissioned. Flood Performance Certificates (FPC) is an idea that in some ways follows the template of energy performance certificates, making the case that FPC would inform homebuyers and tenants about the risk of flooding before they Read the full article…

What did we learn about Invasive Species in 2020?

Since everyone in my street has decided to put out their Christmas lights early (and me, I caved-in to the peer pressure!) it’s made me feel it’s time to sum up the-year-that-was 2020 (from an invasive weed perspective!) especially in the context of the special challenges the year has thrown Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 5th December 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: What a year for the world of waterproofing! An appeal for action to protect households this winter A ‘FIRST’ for the Ground Gas sector 2020 Awards Winners announced next week! Grab the LAST Training Opportunities for 2020 Avoiding the need for RPE during Read the full article…

CSCS registers Ground Gas NVQ Qualification

We are delighted to share with our members that Construction Skills Certification Scheme Ltd (CSCS) has registered the ‘Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Verification of Ground Gas Protection Systems’ qualification for a Gold Skilled Card – with the occupation title of ‘Ground Gas Protection Validator’. For the past two years, Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 28th November 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: PCA Events in 2020 & Beyond! CSCS Registers Ground Gas NVQ Qualification Government Video on Ventilation Grab the LAST Training Opportunities for 2020 Missed the Webinar? View the Recording I’m an alien insect – get me out of here! Advice for Ensuring your Read the full article…

PCA Events – 2020 and Beyond

Yesterday would have seen our 6th International Invasive Weed Conference taking place, once again at The Slate in Coventry. Unfortunately, it has been quite a year so far and who would have foreseen a crippling pandemic head our way to put everything on hold? Our conferences have always been part Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 21st November 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: Possibly, the Mouldiest Christmas on Record! Scottish Level 4 COVID Restrictions Now Started PCA presents at fully Online Surveyors Conference PCA Awards Update Paula Presents – View her Presentation 1 Week to Go – Controlling Ground Gases & Water Online Training: We need Read the full article…

PCA present at fully Online Surveyors Conference

It was a great pleasure to be asked by Michelle at ‘Professional Conferencing’ to present a one hour long session to over 400 building surveyors this week. The conference event titled ‘Current Residential Property Issues 2020‘ was fully online and extremely well organised and choreographed. By every measure, a great Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 14th November 2020

In your weekly PCA update this week: The Perfect Storm for Mould Growth Paula Presents the NEW BMI Tool! Presenting at Professional Conferences 2020 Online Training: We need YOUR help! Next Webinar – Controlling Ground Gases & Water No Training in November Advice from HSE to Protect Home Workers Test Read the full article…