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PCA Weekly News - 23rd July 2022

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • Review: 2022 Structural Waterproofing Conference
  • The 2022 PCA Best Practice Awards
  • UPDATED Technical Documents
  • Upcoming 2022 Property Care Conference
  • European Invasive Alien Species List updated
  • HSE - Guidance for Hot Temperatures
  • New Online Training Dates Available
  • The PCA is recruiting!

Review: 2022 Structural Waterproofing Conference

After what was almost a 3 year absence, the 'Structural Waterproofing Conference' has finally returned. with over 200 delegates coming from 'far, wide & overseas', we are proud to say it seems to be the 'best conference to date'! But what actually happened and what were the highlights and general verdict from the conference? To find out, PCA's James Berry sums up the conference with his view (and quite a few photographs too)...

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The 2022 PCA Best Practice Awards

Following on from the '2022 Structural Waterproofing Conference', and equally almost 3 years since we have been able to host the PCA Best Practice Awards, we finally held again the ceremony that we know our PCA members love...and what a great night it was! It was great to finally come together, catch up with old friends and colleagues while celebrating the very best in our industry and congratulating those that deserve recognition for their achievements. From all at the PCA, a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to ALL our winners and THANK YOU to all that attended. To find out who won and to view the pictures from the evening, click on the button below...

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UPDATED Technical Documents

As mentioned on the previous Weekly News, during the '2022 Structural Waterproofing Conference', there were 6 updated technical documents launched that reflect the changes that have been recently made within the updated BS 8102:2022 guidance. These resources are now available to you, our members. You can find links to them individually below. Alternatively, if you click on the button below, you will find them all within the Structural Waterproofing Technical Library.

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Upcoming 2022 Property Care Conference

Following on from the success of the 'Structural Waterproofing Conference', our '2022 Property Care Conference' is only 9 weeks away on the 22nd September 2022. We are currently putting the finishing touches on the programme, but we can assure you that it will be a great lineup packed with knowledge, learning and debates from the leading specialists. Its also another valuable opportunity for you to catch up with old friends and colleagues while getting valuable insights about the sector. We are anticipating the event to be busy. To find out more and to book your place, contact Sue Uttridge on 01480 400001 / sue@property-care.org or click on the button below.

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European Invasive Alien Species List updated

We bring you news of some additions to the EU Commissions list of ‘Species of Concern’. This is the first update since 2019 and includes 4 new plant species; Himalayan knotweed (Koenigia polystachya), Oriental bittersweet (Cetastrus orbiculatus), Water lettuce (Pistia stratioites), and Bushy needlewood (Hakea sericea). The first two listed here are already to some extent known to be invasives in the UK (HKW is listed under WANE in Northern Ireland) and may eventually be incorporated in to The Invasive Alien Species (Enforcement and Permitting) Order 2019. The GB non-native species 2022 Strategy document will be out soon and this will help to clarify the exact status of all the various pieces of IAS legislation (UK-EU-Post EU) and how they are enforced in each National region. We will keep you all up-to-date when this is published.

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HSE - Guidance for Hot Temperatures

As much as the main heatwave that affected the whole country has mostly passed, the high temperatures over the last week have prompted HSE to provide guidance for employers on how to work safely in the heat, the basic factors that cause discomfort and even what the law says. For PCA members that want to read more, simply click the button below.

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New Online Training Dates Available

Online Surveyor Training: Management of Japanese knotweed Date: Starts September 2022 Cost: PCA Members - £370 +VAT / Non-members - £480 +VAT >> Need more information on the course - click here Contact the training team and book your place today, on 01480 400000 or email amber@property-care.org.

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The PCA is recruiting!

The success and continued growth of the Property Care Association and the decision of our Technical Manager for Invasive Weeds, to phase in his retirement, means we are now looking for an enthusiastic and energetic candidate to strengthen our technical team. Could this be you? To find out more about what the role entails, click on the button below. Alternatively, contact Sue on sue@property-care.org/01480 400000.

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