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PCA Weekly News - 16th April 2022

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • Hodgson View: Skills Shortage...
  • Is 'The Ferret Stick' the future?
  • Japanese knotweed online training - next dates
  • Next LIVE webinar
  • BSI's Blog: BS8102
  • Welcome to our new member
  • Senior Advisor Position - The Environment Agency

Hodgson View: Skills Shortage...

We have shared many blogs on the growing skills shortage in our industry, but we really must do something about the skills supply to the building industry ...and soon! How do we find a way to replace ourselves with people who want to run optimistically into the future, rather than worry about it? CEO Steve Hodgson discusses the problem and his views in his latest blog.

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Is 'The Ferret Stick' the future?

For many in the construction/property sector, as well as our members in the preservation sector, the torch and mirror inspection has been the long reigning standard in conducting inspections where access is limited. But in this ever evolving world of technology, is it time we move on? It's a question your Technical Manager James Berry asks in his review of 'The Ferret Stick'.... Read more by clicking on the button below.

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Japanese knotweed online training - next dates

The next set of dates for our 'Online Surveyor Training: Management of Japanese knotweed' are now available. Taking place from 23rd May-4th July, this training will enable candidates to develop their surveying skills for Japanese knotweed and details the background, best practice and requirements involved in the assessment and management of Japanese knotweed and other common invasive weed species. This course is also the perfect preparation for surveyors who wish to go on to take the Certificated Surveyor in Japanese knotweed (CSJK) examination. Find out more by clicking on the button below.

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Next LIVE webinar

**JUST 2 WEEKS** until our next LIVE webinar! Following on from the recent update to BS 8102:2022, our next broadcast raises the question 'Does this change our view of waterproofing?' What exactly are the updates and what has changed? What impact will the updates and changes have on design choices and waterproofing strategies moving forward? Will this updated guidance change our view to waterproofing? To find out the answers and to learn much more, join us and PCA Trainer Michael Earle, on Thursday 28th April 2022 from 9-10am.

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BSI's Blog: BS8102

Many of our members and those in the construction/property sector will have seen the new update to BS8102, which forms the topic of our next webinar on 28th April. Some of those who have contributed to this update will also be involved in our forthcoming Structural Waterproofing Conference on 14th July. BSI have written their own blog on what's changed and what's covered in this version, which you can access by clicking on the button below.

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Welcome to our new member

We are pleased to welcome the following company into membership: Charlton Environmental Ltd (Scotland South East) (Contractor - Invasive Weed Sector)  

Senior Advisor Position - The Environment Agency

For those members who may be interested, The Environment Agency has a vacancy for a Senior Advisor to provide technical leadership of Property Flood Resilience (PFR) by developing, owning and maintaining PFR standards. The role involves collaborating with internal and external partners to share good practice and identify improvements, leading on identifying, promoting and embedding PFR R&D. The reference is 22089 with a closing date of 24th April. Members can find out more and apply via the button below....

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