Dampness within buildings

Free water in buildings is the primary cause of construction failure. Regardless of whether investigating the total structural collapse of timber elements or a bit of mould on a bathroom ceiling; free or excess water will almost certainly be the primary or a contributing factor.

Within this live webinar, Steve Hodgson will take us through a pragmatic and robust view of moisture diagnostics. We will burst a few myths, consider best practice and examine the pros and cons of different methods of moisture measurement in buildings.

To learn more, click to watch the webinar recording below


What you will learn from the webinar

  • How and why does free water in buildings cause damage?
  • Why buildings don’t “breathe” and why they get wet and how they dry out!
  • Methods of measuring water in solid building materials and in the air
  • Interpretation of results and how knowledge will dictate strategies for repair and maintenance
  • RICS/ PCA/Historic England ‘Methodology for the Investigation of Moisture and its Effects in Traditional Buildings’

Benefits – Why YOU should watch the webinar

  • Gain a broad understanding and knowledge about damp problems and its impact on buildings
  • Learn about how you can diagnose dampness, the tools you can use and the best practice guides to follow
  • Learn about the NEW jointly signed methodology towards the surveying of damp in historic buildings
  • Straightforward online learning while sitting at your desk

About the presenter – Steve Hodgson

Stephen joined the Trade Association as a technical specialist in 2000 after 13 years working as a surveyor and manager in the preservation industry. He has been Chief Executive Officer of the Property Care Association since October 2012.

Stephen is passionate about the industry in which he is proud to serve and is committed to delivering the highest possible standards of service and workmanship to consumers as well as first rate representation and value for money to members of the Property Care Association. Stephen works hard to maintain strong links with organisations including RICS, the Council of Mortgage Lenders, TrustMark, STBA, BRE, National Flood Forum and the newly launched UKCMIB.

Additional information about dampness

For those looking to find out more about dampness and how to rectify damp problems, there is plenty of professional information and guidance that you can diguest via our PCA Technical Document Library and our professional pages with additional updates and blogs via our news section.

In addition, we have a variety of training courses available for surveyors, technicians/tradesmen and for individuals that are not specialists within the damp industry.  To find out more, visit our training and qualification web pages.

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Find a Qualified PCA Damp Specialist near you

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Other related Information

As the Trade Association for the industry, the Property Care Association offers a variety of webinars, tools and training courses to help you with your professional development. Take a look at some of the options below.

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