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PCA Weekly News - 30th April 2022

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • New herbicide Regulations - A game changer?
  • BS 8102:2022 Update course launched!
  • Next LIVE webinar
  • Missed the webinar? View the recording...
  • Defects in Cavity Construction
  • Welcome to our New Member
  • NNSS website updates

New herbicide Regulations - A game changer?

Those in the invasive weed sector may have seen the new Government legislation on Plant Protection Products (OCR 2020), but what do these Regulations actually mean, and “does it actually signal a big shift in the way herbicides etc., will be regulated in the future”? It's a question PCA's Technical Manager Peter asks in his latest blog, which you can access by clicking on the button below...

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BS 8102:2022 Update course launched!

We are delighted to share that our NEWEST online training course, 'BS 8102:2022 Update Course' is now LIVE - another addition to our growing online training portfolio! Following the changes to BS 8102:2022 Protection of below ground structures against water ingress – Code of practice, this structural waterproofing update course is the ideal way for you to get up-to-speed with the changes. To find out more and to access the course, simply click on the button below...

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Next LIVE webinar

Our next LIVE webinar asks, "To pin, or not to pin? Buildings on the move...". What exactly is underpinning? When would you underpin a building and what happens when it goes wrong? Whether you are looking to build a basement conversion, are adding another storey, or you need to dig beside another property’s foundations, what are the considerations you need to take into account? To find out the answers and to learn much more, join us and Cormac Rooney, MJ Rooney Construction Ltd, on Thursday 26th May 2022 from 9-10am, as he discusses the main methods of underpinning and much more. You can register by clicking on the button below....

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Missed the webinar? View the recording...

Thank you to ALL who joined our live 'BS 8102 Update - Does this change our view of waterproofing?' broadcast yesterday. The webinar was extremely well received with lots of engagement and questions and it was great to announce the launch of our new BS 8102 Update course too! If you missed the broadcast or would like to share this colleagues, simply click on the button below to watch the recording....

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Defects in Cavity Wall Construction

Defects in Cavity Wall Construction Date: 18th May 2022 Location: PCA Head Office, Huntingdon Cost: PCA Members - £205 +VAT / Non-members - £260 +VAT >> Need more information on the course - click here Failure of cavity wall metal ties that bind the leaves of most cavity walls is reasonably well understood however, the implications of cavity wall installations and the impact of other forms of retrofit insulation and other interventions are less well known. This one-day course will look at the history, function of cavity walls and how to investigate and diagnosis and repair defects Secure your place today! Contact the training team on 01480 400000 or email [email protected].

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Welcome to our New Member

We are pleased to welcome the following company into membership: Jack Heaney (Contractor - Invasive Weed Sector)  

NNSS Website Updates

The Non-Native Species Secretariat (NNSS) provides a centre of expertise for the UK and devolved Governments on all things ‘invasive’. Their website has been re-launched and we encourage all our invasive weed control group members to (re)visit.  An additional special incentive is that they now provide on-line training modules on a range of subjects, primarily aimed at the technician-trainee/surveyor level and are relatively short but the most useful thing to know is that they are free! For those looking to achieve their CPD ‘points’, this is an easy win and a good primer before booking on to the PCA’s surveyor-level courses. You can find out more by clicking on the button below.

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