PCA Weekly News Round Up - 22nd February 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week:

    • IWCG Open Meeting – Still time to Join!
    • Presenting at the IEDE Event
    • Biocidal Products Regulation Review
    • 2019 Regional Meeting Agendas
    • Calling Surveyors & Property Professionals!
    • RICS Dampness in Buildings Seminars
    • Builder Breaches Building Regulations
    • The BIG Biodiversity Challenge
    • Get ahead and kickstart your training

IWCG Open Meeting – Still time to Join!

Our next IWCG Open Meeting takes place on Monday 25th February (at the PCA Offices) and along with other matters, it will include a discussion regarding the PCA’s input to the review of IP27/2012 ahead of the meeting at RICS in March.

If you are able to attend, please can you confirm your attendance by either contacting Peter Fitzsimons at peter@property-care.org or by contacting the PCA by using the contact details found when you click on the button below. Click the following link to view the agenda.

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Presenting at the IEDE Event

A special thanks to the board and team at UCL who have recently invited the PCA to talk at the UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering (IEDE) Open Day on 27th March.

It is the PCA’s and UCL first major opportunity to showcase the research we are undertaking through the ongoing KTP project run by Dr Paula Lopez-Arce and will not only demonstrate our investment in research, but also our collaboration on many UKCMB and IEDE projects.

This event is part of Bartlett 100 – a year long celebration to mark 100 years since the naming of the faculty.

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Biocidal Products Regulation Review

The Biocidal Products Regulations (BPR) review of active substances for use in wood preservatives is now complete. This is quite a milestone in the process towards achieving a pan-European approval scheme for wood preservative products – a process which started over 10 years ago!

So what does this mean for PCA members? For those contractors who regularly deal with woodworm, wet rot and dry rot, they can now feel confident about future access to safe and effective professional use products. To find out more, click on the button below:

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2019 Regional Meeting Agendas

Our Spring Regional Meetings kick off on 6th March in the South East (Redhill, Surrey) and includes:

  • An update from the PCA on all recent developments and activities
  • Andy Ferguson, PCA’s Head of Communications presents your Association’s marketing strategy for 2019
  • Koppers – looking at specifications of timbers and the implications of the building regulations

Other locations include the South West (Bristol), The Midlands (Hinkley), Scotland (Stirling) and The North (Manchester). Download the agendas for each meeting via the link below.

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Retrofit Insulation Masterclass

With more and more homeowners, landlords and tenants looking to improve the thermal performance of older buildings; poor design and delivery of retrofit insulation to solid-walled buildings has led to problems in both building fabric and occupant wellbeing.

With the continuously growing number of retrofitted buildings that will be encountered, identifying these problems and understand the implications of the defect will increasingly become more common. Could YOU identify and resolve these issues?

If the answer is ‘No’, then consider booking your place on the next Retrofit Insulation Masterclass via the button below.

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RICS Dampness in Buildings Seminars

Just a quick reminder that the RICS Dampness in Building Seminars is now underway. Next week, the seminars will be in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Exeter.

To find out more and how to attend, click on the button below.

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Builder Breaches Building Regulations

In January, South Gloucestershire Council prosecuted a local builder £11,689 when he was found guilty of non-compliance with the building regulations.

Cllr Paul Hughes, Cabinet Member responsible for Communities and Tourism, said: “This case demonstrates the importance of ensuring the correct route is followed when undertaking any building work.”

Incidents such as this certainly highlight the importance of appointing competent contractors, which your Association strongly advocates across all sectors.

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The BIG Biodiversity Challenge

The BIG Biodiversity Challenge event takes place on 27th February at AECOM’s offices in central London and may be of interest to our members.

The BIG Biodiversity Challenge is an initiative to raise awareness of how biodiversity needs to become a key component within the construction industry, as an integrated part of the planning and delivering projects. To find out more, click on the button below:

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Get ahead and kickstart your training

Understanding Traditional Building Construction Principles

Deepen your understanding and background knowledge of how the construction type will affect how a building performs and assess and recommend appropriate actions for property care. This one-day workshop covers basic foundation types, roof construction (eaves to ridge), internal components, wall finishes, the orientation of a building and more.


Basement Water Management

Developed for surveyors and technicians who are already involved in, or who wish to gain a better understanding of, the theory and practical application of pump stations and accessories relating to drainage of cavity membrane systems. This course provides delegates with a general understanding of the complete system and enables them to ask the right questions when surveying and installing this type of equipment.

Contact the training team today on 0844 375 4301, email jo@property-care.org or alternatively, click on the ‘contact us’ button below.

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