PCA Weekly News - 28th September 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • Autumn Regional Meetings
  • Which Conference Have you Booked?
  • Ground Gas Protection in Buildings Meeting
  • Letter to Trustmark Ref PAS 2035
  • Structural Waterproofing Apprenticeship
  • Best Practice Awards 2019
  • Training – Get Ready for Autumn
  • Basements for Housing Webinar

Autumn Regional Meetings **MEMBERS ONLY**

The regional meetings kick off next week and run throughout October. The South West is the first in this Autumn round, taking place on Wednesday 2nd October. These meetings, free to PCA members, offer a fantastic networking opportunity and whilst we may be a little biased, we genuinely believe we have some cracking speakers lined up for you!

Contact James Berry on james@property-care.org to confirm your attendance, or to find the regional meeting near you, click to view the schedule of dates.

Why Attend a Regional Meeting

 

Which Conference Have you Booked

Bookings are coming in thick and fast! Have you booked your place yet at the 2019 International Building Preservation Conference or the 2019 International Invasive Weed Conference? They’re running concurrently on 21st November at University of Warwick, Coventry…

**Don’t delay, book today** Network with leading industry-experts and be part of the conversation on topics and issues facing both the preservation and invasive weed industry!

International Invasive Weed Conference International Building Preservation Conference

 

Ground Gas Protection in Buildings Meeting

Our first ever Ground Gas Protection in Buildings meeting was held earlier this week at our Head Office in Huntingdon and it was great to see so many of you! There was much to discuss as we begin to set up this new sector, which you can read about via the button below.

If you were unable to attend this meeting and would like to be included in further meetings, then please email sue@property-care.org.

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Letter to Trustmark Ref PAS 2035

In response to the publication of PAS 2035 at the end of summer, the PCA has written to TrustMark to express its concerns on the limitations of the document and how we believe PCA members have the right skillset to provide support for the retrofit industry to avoid problems of dampness and mould.

Trustmark has acknowledged the letter, advising they have read with positive interest and wish to meet to discuss challenges and opportunities.

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Structural Waterproofing Apprenticeship

There are still a few places available on the first Structural Waterproofing Apprenticeship cohort: 15th – 18th October 2019! We are establishing a career path for the waterproofing industry, but we can’t do this without you… Fill those skills gaps and be one of the 92% who believe it has led to a more motivated and satisfied workforce!

So what are you waiting for? Get in touch with jade@property-care.org today!

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Best Practice Awards 2019

Celebrate with the very best in the industry at the PCA’s 10th Annual Best Practice Awards on Thursday 21st November as we recognise and reward PCA members and their fantastic achievements throughout the year!

It’s straightforward to enter and there are lots of categories to choose from. With the added bonus of publicity for you/your organisation, what’s not to like? Get in touch today…

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Training – Get Ready for Autumn

Retrofit Insulation Masterclass

This one day masterclass is a must for surveyors and building professionals, landlords, property managers and contractors, as they will increasingly come across buildings with retrofit insulation. Delegates learn the retrofit process so they can identify what work retrofitters have undertaken, the potential resulting unintended consequences and how they should be remedied.

Contracting and Client Relationship Workshop

Understand the contractual aspects of supervising or managing works on site, to avoid potential pitfalls and penalties by ensuring your company meets its obligations. A one-day workshop comprising classroom-based learning, providing an opportunity for delegates to offer their ideas and share their experiences.

Technicians: Structural Waterproofing

This will be of benefit for those who have started working in the structural waterproofing industry. Ideally delegates will have received basic training from their employer and have already gained some technical or practical experience in a related environment. Candidates who successfully pass the assessment will be entitled to refer to themselves as ‘PCA Qualified Technicians (PCAQTSW)’.

Contact the training team today on 0844 375 4301 or email jo@property-care.org.

Basements for Housing Webinar

This webinar may be of interest to some of our members’ clients, particularly architects, providing an insight into the design and construction of basements, sharing lessons learnt and key guidance for those embarking on the development of a new home.

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PCA in the News

Coverage this week comes from the bohemian knotweed release, with the PCA being featured on the following law sites: The National Law Review, LexBlog and frESH (Squire Patton Boggs’ Law Blog).

 

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