In your weekly PCA update this week:
- Let’s Talk About Japanese knotweed
- Have you Booked for the November conference yet?
- Be Inspired with an Apprenticeship!
- Ministry of Housing’s Research Summary
- Check the post for your Turnover Declaration Form
- Residential Ventilation Group Meeting
- Training – Calling All Technicians!
Let’s Talk About Japanese knotweed
Does the rhetoric about Japanese knotweed truly reflect its real impact on buildings? Following recent discussions at a ‘Commons Select Committee’ our very own Technical Manager Dr Peter Fitzsimons tries to separate fact from fiction!
Have you Booked for the November conference yet?
The International Preservation Conference and International Invasive Weed Conference will run concurrently on 21st November 2019 at University of Warwick, Coventry. Don’t miss the opportunity to network with leading industry-experts and be part of the conversation on topics and issues facing both the preservation and invasive weed industry – download the relevant form below and get your place booked!
International Preservation Conference – 21st November 2019
International Invasive Weed Conference – 21st November 2019
Be Inspired with an Apprenticeship!
We really do believe in the importance of providing appropriate and relevant training in which to build a career upon. Apprenticeships are not just for those leaving full-time education and seeking a route into employment, it can also be a good step for individuals looking to change career or wanting to achieve an industry-recognised qualification while on the job.
Why not join the 83% who rely on apprenticeship programmes to provide the skilled workers they need for the future? #beinspired
Ministry of Housing’s Research Summary
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has carried out research into resistance to moisture in buildings. There were two key aspects to the project:
- To verify the robustness of the guidance presented in Approved Document C (AD C) for new buildings in the light of changes to Part L and to identify gaps in the current guidance
- To develop a set of relevant guidance for situations where insulation is retrofitted to existing buildings
This Research Summary can be accessed via the button below.
Check the post for your Turnover Declaration Form
We will be sending out the annual Turnover Declaration Forms to our Contractor and Manufacturer members in the next couple of weeks.
During October we will post out subscription invoices for 2020 and the information provided from your completed Turnover Declaration Forms, helps us determine subscription levels and helps us when setting the budgets for next year. However, in the meantime click on the button below to complete the form.
Residential Ventilation Group Meeting
The next Residential Ventilation Group (RVG) meeting is scheduled for Thursday 26th September. If you wish to attend, or have any suggestions for discussion, please contact James Berry – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Training – Calling All Technicians!
We recognise the importance of having trained and qualified technicians. Why not enhance the knowledge and understanding of your technicians as well as provide a good foundation for those embarking on a new career? Check out the training we can offer and book the course that’s right for you:
- PCA Qualified Technician (PCAQT) – Damp & Timber
- PCA Qualified Technician (PCAQT) – Japanese knotweed
- PCA Qualified Technician (PCAQT) – Structural Waterproofing
Contact the training team today on 0844 375 4301 or email email@example.com.
PCA in the News
A three-page Invasive Weed feature has been published in Planning and Building Control Today.
Other recent news or related info
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- Illegal sale of pesticides online
- Hodgson View: Is CITB fit for purpose?
- The case for better ventilation
- Hodgson View: Is the CITB delivering a valuable service?
- Free money for training? Yes please
- CITB Skills and Training Fund
- PCA Apprenticeship Scheme
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