PCA Weekly News - 9th August 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • #ISWC2019 Presentations and Video
  • Best Practice Awards 2019
  • What a Great Inaugural Invasive Plant ID Course!
  • Cyber Fraud Warning
  • Autumn Regional Meetings
  • Turnover Declaration Forms
  • Step into Autumn with some Training!

#ISWC2019 Presentations and Video

For those who were unable to attend the Structural Waterproofing Conference, you can view highlights from the day in the 2-minute video!

And what’s more, if missed the link we shared in last week’s Friday email, you can also view the presentations by clicking on the button below.

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Best Practice Awards 2019

Our Annual Best Practice Awards will be taking place on Thursday 21st November. This extremely popular event will follow both our Preservation and Invasive Weed conferences, which are held on the same day – more details to follow next week!

Once again, the conferences and Best Practice Awards will take place at The University of Warwick.

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What a Great Inaugural Invasive Plant ID Course!

Last week saw the VERY FIRST Invasive Plant Identification Course take place – and what a great day it was! We were pleased to welcome Laura Jones from AECOM to deliver the course to 11 enthusiastic candidates, who all got the chance to get “hands on” with over 20 different terrestrial invasive species!

But don’t just take our word for it! Glen Parker of Phlorum commented:

“I thoroughly enjoyed the invasive weed identification course. It was great to see live specimens of the invasive species and be able to compare them side-by-side with similar native and non-native species…”

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Cyber Fraud Warning

As the summer months are now in full flow, business owners and staff will be enjoying some well-earned time off with friends and family. Barclays are urging businesses to remain vigilant when handling payments during this time of year – staff may be heading off for holidays, but ‘scammers’ don’t take a break!

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Autumn Regional Meetings

The Regional Meetings have always been known for providing valuable input to the Association, are a great chance to network and free for PCA members! Below are the dates for the Autumn Regional Meetings:

  • South West (Bristol) – 2nd October
  • Scotland (Stirling) – 8th October
  • Northern (Bradford) – 9th October **New Venue**
  • Midlands (Coventry) – 16th October **New Venue**
  • South East (Redhill) – 30th October

We are keen to ensure that these events are relevant to all sectors of membership so if you have topics or recommendations, please contact james@property-care.org. Click on the button below to access the venue details.

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Turnover Declaration Forms

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 aids us when setting the budgets for next year.

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Step into Autumn with some training

Safe Use of Biocides

Get your technicians trained in the Safe Use of Biocides! This course has been a welcome initiative for the hundreds who have already attended – so the question is, what are you waiting for? Give your technicians the chance to join our Professional Users of Biocides Register too!

Surveying Timber & Dampness in Buildings

**CALLING ALL SURVEYORS** Don’t miss out on this 3-day course providing you with the knowledge and skills necessary to identify, resolve and report upon problems relating to dampness and/or timber infestation/decay in buildings. The course is divided into three one-day modules: Condensation & Dampness – Causes, diagnostics & treatment options; Timber Biology, Decay and Insects; Legal Aspects, Survey Methodology & Report Writing.

A Diagnostic Approach to Understanding Condensation, Atmospheric Moisture and Mould

This one-day masterclass will focus on:

  • data collection and how to interpret it
  • how to use and place data loggers
  • understanding the relationships between moisture production, vapour pressure, air movement and relative humidity

“Excellent course – best one I have attended in relation to this subject.” (course delegate)
Contact the training team today on 0844 375 4301 or email jo@property-care.org.

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PCA in the News

Coverage continues this week regarding Hybrid Bohemian Knotweed, featuring PCA’s Dr Peter Fitzsimons and has appeared in a number of publications including South West Farmer, Somerset County Gazette, The Free Press and Barrhead Gazette.

 

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