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PCA Weekly News - 19th February 2022

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • Best Practice Awards - 14th July 2022
  • Invasive Weeds & Environmental Policies
  • Marketing Update - Where does the time go?
  • CITB Skills & Training Fund
  • Structural Waterproofing Conference Programme
  • Webinar: RICS Japanese knotweed guidance
  • Big Congratulations to PCA's James Berry
  • Knotweed Contamination & Cell Burial Strategies

Best Practice Awards - 14th July 2022 **PCAMembers ONLY**

The PCA Best Practice Awards will take place on the evening of 14th July, following the 2022 Structural Waterproofing Conference which is being held during that same day. Now in it's 12th year, the awards recognise and celebrate members' success across all sectors of membership. Always well attended and with bookings already beginning to come in, this is an event many PCA members won't want to miss! To find out more about the Awards, simply click on the button below.  Alternatively, get in touch with us and book your place - contact Sue on or or call 01480 400000.

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Invasive Weeds & Environmental Policies

With the news being full of articles on-and-off about species extinction, habitat loss and what Governments can do to stop and reverse these trends, 'do we have the Environmental policies we need to bring invasive species under control and/or prevent new ones?'. It's a question PCA's Technical Manager Dr Peter Fitzsimons reflects on in his latest blog.... You can read more by clicking on the button below.

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Marketing Update - Where does the time go?

After 3 years in the job, PCA's Andy Ferguson takes a look back over all that has happened 'marketing wise' - where we have come from and where we are at now. Has the PCA brand grown? What have been the benefits of your Associations' marketing activities for members? ... and... what to expect in 2022, including an update on the new PCA website. Click on the button to read more...

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CITB Skills & Training Fund

We have spoken many times about our ongoing frustration with CITB, but recently we shared the welcome announcement regarding their new 'Travel to Train' funding for Specialist Apprenticeship programmes. This is a Skills & Training Fund that applies to ALL construction related training! We know that some of the forms can be overwhelming, confusing and not straightforward, but if you are a PCA Member, we can help you! We want you to get access to the funds to help you train your team, so get in touch with Jade on 01480 400000 / For more information about the Skills & Training Fund, you can click on the button below.

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Structural Waterproofing Conference Programme

We shared last week the programme for our forthcoming Structural Waterproofing Conference on 14th July 2022, and will continue to update you with additions to the programme as they are confirmed. The Best Practice Awards are also being held on the 14th July. FOR PCA MEMBERS ONLY, this event is very popular and after 2 years of no face-to-face events, we are anticipating it will be very busy this year. To book your place and submit your entry via the button below... You can view the conference programme and book tickets via the button below. If you have any queries, please contact Sue Uttridge on 01480 400001 /

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Webinar: RICS Japanese knotweed guidance

**JUST 1 WEEK TO GO** until our next live webinar. With the implementation date of 23rd March just over the horizon, how will the release of the new RICS Guidance  “Japanese knotweed and residential property” 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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Big Congratulations to PCA's James Berry

A 'BIG Congratulations' to your Technical Manager James Berry on his recent NEBOSH health and safety management for construction achievement. Not only did James pass this very difficult exam...but he qualified with distinction! Great to see all the hard work and many hours of learning have 'paid off' James. From all at the PCA, a massive WELL DONE and Congratulations again...

Knotweed Contamination and Cell Burial Strategies

Knotweed Contamination and Cell Burial Strategies Date: 26th April 2022 Location: PCA Head Office, Huntingdon Cost: £250 +VAT >> Need more information on the course - click here This one-day workshop will provide candidates with both theory and practical considerations to the design and implementation of geosynthetics/geomembranes both on-site and in the ground. Candidates will have the opportunity to be hands-on with the geomembrane products and actively work on Japanese knotweed cell burial design and construction. Secure your place today! Contact the training team on 01480 400000 or email

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