PCA Weekly News - 11th June 2022

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • Wall Tie Detectors – the comparison test
  • POST highlights economic cost of invasive species
  • Social Housing Regulation Bill
  • Next LIVE CPD Webinar!
  • Apprenticeships: on-site learning!
  • BS 8102 Summary Document
  • Invasive Species Week Round-up
  • BS 8102 Summary Document
  • The PCA is recruiting!
  • Training Workshop

Wall Tie Detectors – the comparison test

Following his recent blog on the VA6 Wall Tie Locator, PCA’s Technical Manager James Berry has compared this device against other detectors and shares the results in his latest blog…

Thanks must be extended to PCA member Mike Thomas who kindly sent a range of detectors in to us. To read James’ blog, you can click on the button below…

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POST highlights economic cost of invasive species

We can share with readers, a new research briefing from POST (an influential body which conducts research on behalf of parliamentary committees), highlighting the economic cost of invasive non-native species – estimated to be £1.8 billion per year! The report outlines the strategies in place for management and prevention, concluding: “The ongoing risks for the UK from INNS remain significant….and more needs to be done to avoid (minimise) future costs”.

The Property Care Association will evaluate the report carefully and respond with our intention to become part of the debate. For those in the invasive weed sector this is a worthwhile read, which you can access via the button below…

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Social Housing Regulation Bill

The Social Housing Regulation Bill was finally brought to parliament this week, promised in the aftermath of the Grenfell tragedy. The Bill is designed to allow the Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) to hold social housing providers to account and apply unlimited fines if they fail to provide decent standards. The RSH will now have the ability to inspect houses at 48 hours notice and order emergency repairs. The Government stated earlier in the week that the Bill would assist the regulator to “tackle damp, cold and unsafe homes and ensure landlords don’t ignore tenants”.

The PCA will be following this closely and will keep you updated. For now, you can click on the link below for more information.

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Next LIVE CPD Webinar!

**3 WEEKS TO GO** until our next LIVE CPD webinar! Following the revision to Approved Document F, what exactly has changed? What do the changes mean for surveying and property professionals? …and will the changes finally ensure that there is proper ventilation in existing buildings?

To find out the answers, join us on Tuesday 28th June 2022 from 9-10am, for our next LIVE webinar as James Berry takes a look at why Approved Document F had to change and much more…. You can click on the button below for more info and to register.

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Apprenticeships: on-site learning!

The PCA continues to invest and adapt the Apprenticeship Programme. We have re-developed the content to improve the quality of our training and one element has been to tailor the learning for apprentices to gain valuable knowledge from being ‘on-site’. This is always well received and we look forward to welcoming our next intake onto the Structural Waterproofing Apprenticeship in August!

For more information on the Apprenticeship Programme and availability for enrolling your Technicians, get in touch with Jade on jade@property-care.org / 01480 400000.

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BS 8102 Summary Document

We have shared guidance on the recent changes to BS 8102, which has formed one of our new online training courses, and is the subject of a recent webinar and a blog or two!

This is an important standard and The Basement Information Centre has recently published their own summary document too. This is available to download, at zero cost, via the button below. Simply click on the button to access…

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Invasive Species Week Round-up

The Non Native Species Secretariat are sharing the highlights from the recent Invasive Species Week. With over 90 events taking place across the week, there is a number of blogs, videos and other resources which you can access via the button below.

As always, we would love to hear from PCA members if you held/took part in any events/shared information over the week. Simply email peter@property-care.org.

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THE PCA is recruiting!

The success and continued growth of the Property Care Association and the decision of our Technical Manager for Invasive Weeds, to phase in his retirement, means we are now looking for an enthusiastic and energetic candidate to strengthen our technical team. Could this be you?

To find out more about what the role entails, click on the button below. Alternatively, contact Sue on sue@property-care.org/01480 400000.

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Training Workshop

Contracting and Client Relationship Workshop
Date: 21st July 2022
Location: PCA Head Office, Huntingdon
Cost: PCA Members – £205 +VAT / Non-members – £260 +VAT
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This course is ideal for those who routinely deal with main contractors and quantity surveyors and offers invaluable information you can use to self-check your in-house procedures. It will particularly benefit small/medium sized companies who may lack the experience or expertise, to effectively manage works to ensure they deliver on contractual obligations. Job roles for those who typically take an interest in the course include, managing directors, company owners, site managers, foremen, team leaders, project managers and sales engineers.

Secure your place today! Contact the training team on 01480 400000 or email amber@property-care.org.

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