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PCA Weekly News - 12th February 2022

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • Delivering real value with an Apprenticeship
  • Structural Waterproofing Conference Programme
  • Revision of BS 8102
  • Diagnostics Update
  • In the News...
  • Webinar: RICS Japanese knotweed guidance
  • Understanding Traditional Building Construction
  • HSE Safety advice for young workers

Delivering real value with an Apprenticeship

We have shared lots of information this week across our social channels in support of National Apprenticeship Week. But how do apprenticeships deliver value to employers and their employees? Are apprenticeships worth the time & investment and with the well documented skills gap and recruitment crisis within our sector, what is the impact if we DON'T think about investing talent for your company's future? PCA Training Manager (and former apprentice herself), Jade Stocker shares many of the benefits for both employer and apprentice in her latest blog, which you can access via the button below.

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Structural Waterproofing Conference Programme

We are delighted to be planning face-to-face events once again and can share the programme for our forthcoming Structural Waterproofing Conference on 14th July 2022! There are still elements in some of the sessions to be confirmed, but we are pleased at how it's starting to shape up and look forward to updating you in the coming days and weeks. You can view the programme and book your place via the button below. If you have any queries, please contact Sue Uttridge on 01480 400001 / sue@property-care.org.

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Revision of BS 8102

The biggest news in the world of structural waterproofing over the last couple of years has been the revision of BS 8102. The document sets the rules and expectations for an entire industry and to many is “the waterproofers bible”. With the revised document expected to be published shortly, we are working on ensuring that as soon as it is released we will provide PCA members with guidance on the changes, and what we believe the impact will be.


Diagnostics Update

You may recall the Housing Ombudsman's latest report stating that addressing damp and mould needs to be a higher priority for landlords and ‘effective diagnosis is critical’. We know, and PCA members know, that the future is diagnostics. Our members are in a privileged position of being able to take advantage of the exclusive scientific and technical advice and support we provide through our Condensation and Mould Diagnostic System. Now is the time to engage with us and improve your learning on how to use data loggers, monitor properties, interpret the data and receive those impartial reports, enabling you to provide critical diagnostic evidence. To find out more, contact Head of Research Paula on 01480 400000 / paula@property-care.org.

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In the News...

Many PCA invasive weed members will agree it has been a busy few weeks 'news wise' for invasive weed sector. Despite some of the misleading information we have seen printed about Japanese knotweed lately, it is pleasing to see accurate articles from the press alerting homeowners to the damage other invasive weeds such as Bamboo can cause to a property while also highlighting PCA members from our invasive weed sector too. You can read more by clicking on the button below.

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Webinar: RICS Japanese knotweed guidance

With the release of new Guidance by RICS “Japanese knotweed and residential property”, how does this new document change the way we assess risk? What exactly has changed? Will it be welcomed by lenders and how will it impact surveyors and other property & construction professionals? To find out the answers and more, join us and Peter Fitzsimons for the next LIVE webinar on 24th February 2022 (9-10am) as we delve deeper into the new RICS guidance and the new supporting PCA document. Click on the button below to find out more and to register...

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Understanding Traditional Building Construction

Our last ‘face-to-face’ Understanding Traditional Building Construction Principles training course takes place this March!

Understanding Traditional Building Construction

Ground Gas: Design & Detail Date: 24th March 2022 Location: PCA Head Office, Huntingdon Cost: £205 +VAT >> Need more information on the course - click here This is ideal foundation level training, to help your surveyors and technicians when working with buildings, to assess and recommend appropriate actions for property care. It is also of great value for those working in an office-based support role, especially those who are new to the property care industry. Secure your place today! Contact the training team on 01480 400000 or email amber@property-care.org

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HSE Safety advice for young workers

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a timely reminder this week (National Apprenticeship Week), to ensure young workers are receiving the training and supervision they need. As many apprentices are likely to be new to the workplace, they could be facing unfamiliar risks. You can access more supporting information via the button below.

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