Could You Be An Expert Witness?

It is a core requirement of PCA membership that surveyors should be appropriately qualified to offer expert advice to their clients. We have a range of examination-based qualifications that cover most of our sector groups and we encourage life-long learning so that your experience and skills, can result in further Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 5th October 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: Have you entered the awards? **MEMBERS ONLY** The Hodgson View: Attitudes to flooding must change! International Building Preservation Conference Your Association in Ireland Mental Health Awareness & Work Related Stress Now is the time to address the skills shortage! Training – Get Ready Read the full article…

Property Care Association in Ireland

Sometime in the middle of August our team received a telephone call from Ireland asking to confirm the credentials of three companies using the Associations logo and claiming membership. As it turned out, none of the companies were members. The next question came from what turned out to be a Read the full article…

Attitudes to Flood Protection must change!

I am sitting on a crowded train tapping out a few lines on my way to an event that will, no doubt, be attended by the luminaries of the flood world at the British Standards Institute in Chiswick. Good news: the NEW flood protection standards are an improvement The event Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 28th September 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: Autumn Regional Meetings Which Conference Have you Booked? Ground Gas Protection in Buildings Meeting Letter to Trustmark Ref PAS 2035 Structural Waterproofing Apprenticeship Best Practice Awards 2019 Training – Get Ready for Autumn Basements for Housing Webinar Autumn Regional Meetings **MEMBERS ONLY** The Read the full article…

1st Ground Gas Protection in Buildings Meeting

The PCA was delighted to host the first-ever meeting focused on Ground Gas Protection in Buildings’ earlier this week. Delighted with the response to the ‘first-ever’ meeting The supportive and engaging response from the members and invited guests who attended, reinforced the Associations’ mandate to develop trade association representation in Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 21st September 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: Which Conference are you Attending? EMAPi2019 – What did we learn? 2020 Training Dates Released! Invasive Weed Control Group Meeting Last Chance to Sign up for the November Intake Best Practice Awards 2019 Latest News from the International Ethics Standards Training – Get Read the full article…

EMAPi2019 – What did we learn?

The PCA were invited to give a paper last week at the EMAPi conference in Prague, a biennial research conference on all aspects of invasive weed ecology and management, attended by leading experts/academics from around the world. Our very own Dr Peter Fitzsimons represented the PCA. So, in Peter’s words, Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 14th September 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: Best Practice Awards 2019 Why Attend the PCA’s Regional Meetings PCA Presents at Indoor Air Quality Conference First Ground Gas Protection Group Meeting CITB’s National Occupational Standards Review PCA Presents at EMAPi2019 A Look to the Future Training – Get Ready for Autumn Read the full article…

Why attend a Regional Meeting?

The regional meetings are a cornerstone of the Associations’ calendar and whilst they may not deliver the glitz and glamour of the larger conferences, they have certainly become events in their own right and are not to be missed. In recent years almost all the venues for the regional meetings Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 7th September 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: 1 day, 2 conferences – Have you booked yet? Not 1, but 3 International Events for the PCA! PCA Training Down Under! It’s Game-Changing Time – Countrywide IWCG Meeting Welcomes Environment Agency The next RVG Meeting – Will you be attending? A Moisture Read the full article…

An International Autumn

September is always a big month for the Association as meetings, training and regional events start to gather momentum after the holiday season, but this year it has increased significantly with a number of very high profile invitations drawing on the PCA team to represent the Association at three international Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 31th August 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: Now is the time to address the skills shortage! 1 day, 2 conferences – Have you booked yet? Employer Roadshows – Register today Be Inspired with an Apprenticeship! A practical insight into traditional repair methods Training – Get Ready for Autumn Now is Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 23rd August 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: The Hodgson View: The Case of the Anonymous Letter 1 Day, 2 Conferences – Have you booked yet? First Meeting of the Ground Gas Protection Group Structural Waterproofing Group Meeting In-House Training for GPI Have you Claimed your Trustmark Business Portal? Training – Read the full article…

Hodgson view – Case of the Anonymous Letter!

Welcome back to another ‘Hodgson View’. This time it takes the form of a response to an anonymous letter we received last week that points an accusing finger at me, the Association and our members. An anonymous pointless argument! The writer gave a few clues to his identity but decided Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 16th August 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: Let’s Talk About Japanese knotweed Have you Booked for the November conference yet? Be Inspired with an Apprenticeship! Ministry of Housing’s Research Summary Check the post for your Turnover Declaration Form Residential Ventilation Group Meeting Training – Calling All Technicians! Let’s Talk About Read the full article…

We Need to Talk About Japanese Knotweed

For those of you that may not know, Japanese knotweed is now a well established and increasing known invasive plant that can be commonly found in residential surveys. For those wondering “what the heck am I talking about“, a simple ‘Google’ search will instantly throw up a wide variety of Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 9th August 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week: #ISWC2019 Presentations and Video Best Practice Awards 2019 What a Great Inaugural Invasive Plant ID Course! Cyber Fraud Warning Autumn Regional Meetings Turnover Declaration Forms Step into Autumn with some Training! #ISWC2019 Presentations and Video For those who were unable to attend the Read the full article…

Be Extra Vigilant During the Holiday Period

As the summer months are now in full flow, business owners and staff will be looking forward to some well-earned time off with friends and family however, as outlined in the below from Barclays, businesses must remain vigilant when handling payments during this time of year. Staff may be heading Read the full article…