PCA Weekly News - 16th October 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • PCA Awards – Meet the Winners!
  • Covid-19: Yesterday’s problem or today’s challenge?
  • Update on our Building Moisture Index (BMI) System
  • BS 8102 Consultation closes on 23rd October!
  • Join us for our next webinar
  • Talentview – Construction
  • COP 15 – Why we should be interested…
  • Alternative Repair Strategies for Traditional Buildings
  • HSE’s Digitised Tools

PCA Awards – Meet the Winners!

We were delighted to announce our Award Winners for 2021 earlier this week! For PCA members, winning a Contractor of the Year or Student of the Year award is proof that they are amongst the best in the industry.

At a time when investing in staff with training & development has never been more important, we are proud to recognise & celebrate those members who have achieved great things….Huge congratulations to you all and we very much look forward to hosting our Best Practice Awards face-to-face next year!

To meet the winners, you can click on the button below.

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Covid-19: Yesterday’s problem or today’s challenge?

With almost a quarter of a million new infections a week, we are definitely not free of Coronavirus and its impact on our businesses. For PCA members, working safely and effectively where contact with infected people is almost inevitable, is adding yet another challenge into the mix.

PCA’s CEO Steve Hodgson discusses the ongoing issue which you can access via the button below.

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Update on our Building Moisture Index (BMI) System

For those who may have missed this, we shared a great article from LocalGov at the beginning of the week. Social housing provider Places for People has rolled out our Building Moisture Index (BMI) system in a bid to ‘accurately identify the best way to reduce condensation and mould growth in customers’ homes.’

BMI kits for members: If you want to hire one of these affordable, reusable, technology driven atmospheric moisture kits, then simply contact your Head of Research, Paula, on 01480 400000 / paula@property-care.org. You can access the full article via the button below.

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BS 8102 Consultation closes on 23rd October!

Our structural waterproofing members are reminded that you have until 23rd October to comment on the proposed revision to BS 8102! For those who may not have commented yet, this is your opportunity to see what is coming and have your say on anything that you feel could be improved.

You can access the draft revision and provide comment on this important standard, by clicking on the button below….

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Join us for our next webinar

**SAVE THE DATE** With just 2 weeks to go, join us and Bryan Hindle from Brick-Tie Limited on Thursday 28th October 2021 for our next LIVE broadcast on “Masonry stabilisation, what do you need to know?”.

Structural repairs are never straightforward so why not join us as Bryan discusses how to spot potential problems, structural repair systems and shares some great case studies too… To find out more and to register, you can click on the button below.

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Talentview – Construction

Talentview – Construction is a new website created by the Construction Leadership Council (CLC), DBEIS, and supported by CITB. It is an attempt to attract people into the construction sector by promoting and advertising, jobs, apprenticeships and even opportunities to undertake work experience.

The initiative is free for anyone to access and free for employers to register and post job opportunities. The hope is that in time it becomes a resource that both experienced workers and budding new entrants to the construction industry, can use to access those offering careers in construction.

With our own industries facing down an increasingly widening skills gap we welcome anything that might help close it. Although we have no inkling as to the likely success of this initiative, we would encourage you to look at it (via the button below) and perhaps give it a try. If you do, please let us know how you get on.

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COP 15 – Why we should be interested…

You may have seen the fanfare and build-up about COP 26, the UN’s global forum for discussing climate change/global warming. But did you know that another UN meeting, COP 15, is taking place now in China and is particularly relevant to our Invasive Weed Control members?!

The subject under discussion is bio-diversity and sustainability (of natural systems) and the impact of invasive species is recognised as a key challenge. Indeed, the Kunming declaration states that “..the main direct drivers of biodiversity loss are land/sea use change, overexploitation, climate change, pollution and invasive alien species.”

It is difficult to know exactly how forums like this will impact UK Government policies on conservation and habitat management, but for now, PCA members can be assured that their work is a key component of the global debate on sustainability and restoring health to natural ecosystems. You can access more information via the button below.

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Alternative Repair Strategies for Traditional Buildings

Alternative Repair Strategies for Traditional Buildings
Date: 3rd November 2021
Location: PCA Practical Training Centre, Huntingdon
Cost: Members £305 +VAT / Non-members £355 +VAT
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This training course is aimed at surveyors who work on traditional buildings and provides a practical insight into how best to restore and repair these structures using traditional means. Learn how traditional buildings differ in their construction and how they require the use of repair strategies that are sympathetic and complimentary to the original structure.

Contact the training team today on 01480 400000, or email amber@property-care.org.

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HSE’s Digitised Tools

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has digitised its musculoskeletal disorders assessment guides saving time in populating the results manually. The process of completing each assessment has bee simplified with a logical step-by-step approach. You can find out more by clicking on the button below.

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