PCA Weekly News – 28th August 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: Post-lockdown timber shortage… Methodology given the Green Light! BS 8102 out for public consultation Missed the Webinar? View the recording! Who knew Dry Rot was ‘art’! Ransomware attacks in the construction sector UKCMB Online Training New Member to the Association Is Recycled Timber Read the full article…

Is recycled timber really that bad?

A couple of weeks ago, the director of the Timber Trade Federation wrote about the desperate shortage of building materials. With unprecedented demand for timber post-lockdown and the impact of climate change with an increasing number of wildfires, it was reported that suppliers were “working around the clock” but are Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 21st August 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: The challenges and risks with Japanese knotweed disputes Recruitment, staff retention and “poaching”!/li> Webinar: Improving Air Quality in Existing Dwellings New Japanese Knotweed research published The first of our BMI Diagnostic Packages have left the building! Covid, Fire Doors and Ventilation Customer Service Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 14th August 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: Flooding: Realistic Approaches to Basement Design Work Commences on Update of BS 85500 Webinar: Improving Air Quality in Existing Dwellings Update on RICS Guidance Note on Japanese Knotweed BS 40102: A New British Standard Changes to Personal Protective Equipment Regulations Technician Training: Structural Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 7th August 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: New version of BS 5250 released….. Integrated Weed Management Plans Formally register to use Plant Protection Products Damp & Timber Apprenticeship – Next Cohort Available Improving Air Quality in Existing Dwellings PR Programme Update Technician Training: Structural Waterproofing New version of BS 5250 Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 31st July 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: Training Hits NEW International Borders Maple R&D Website Now Launched Giant Hogweed Hits the Headlines AGAIN! Improving Air Quality in Existing Dwellings Amenity Forum Conference New Dates Released – Timber & Dampness Training Good Ventilation to Reduce Covid Risk Last Chance to Book Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 24th July 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: PCA 2021 AGM & Board Meeting Can you Force YOUR Team to get Vaccinated? IWCG Open meeting – View on the RICS Doc NEW TBIC Waterproofing & Ground Gas Guide An Interesting Find – 1952 Woodworm Report Missed the Latest Webinar – Watch Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 17th July 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: Key considerations for successful basement conversions 2021 Conferences and Awards Covid-19 Response: Summer 2021 Roadmap Waterproofing Apprenticeship: 1 space left on Cohort 4 Join us NEXT WEEK for our next Webinar Understanding Traditional Building Construction Welcome to our New Members Key considerations for Read the full article…

PCA Weekly News – 10th July 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week: Moisture in Buildings Conference Review Government Publishes the Building Safety Bill BS 85500: Flood Resistant & Resilient Construction LABC Warranty updates Technical Manual GB Non-Native Species Secretariat Review Next Webinar: Building Regs for Basement Conversions Defects in Cavity Construction HSE Update – Covid Read the full article…

LABC Warranty updates Technical Manual

Last month LABC Warranty released an updated version of their Technical Manual. Now in its tenth incarnation, this version sees some amendments to the basement section that may impact waterproofing designers. What are these changes? Changes to the basement section within the Technical Manual, includes: Requirements for basement waterproofing designers Read the full article…

Property Flood Resilience is still a priority

The Association is currently involved in the creation of training material for a project funded by the Government. This work relates to the development of courses that enables the delivery of services in accordance with the CIRIA Code of Practice for Property Flood Resilience. This work, coordinated by The Chartered Read the full article…

Housing Associations are in the spotlight again!

Last week ITN News released a story regarding an increase in the number of complaints (to the housing ombudsman) about Housing Associations, which have risen by 35% in the last three years – from 5,409 in 2018/2019, to 7,316 in 2020/21. Unfortunately news stories like this aren’t uncommon, but currently Read the full article…