PCA Weekly News - 17th May 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • Governments Select Committee Report into Japanese Knotweed
  • 2019 International Structural Waterproofing Conference
  • MEMBERS ONLY: 2019 AGM and Open Day
  • Top 5 Tips for Invasive Species Week
  • Additional Course Date Released – ID & Cell Burial
  • Type B Waterproofing – Key Considerations
  • Step into Spring with some Training!
  • In the News

Select Committee Report into Japanese Knotweed

The long-awaited report following the Governments Science and Technology Committees session into Japanese knotweed and its impact on homes, mortgages and the built environment has finally been released.

From a PCA perspective, we are pleased to say it puts the Association and the work of our Invasive Weed group members in good light and shows ourselves as one the leading ‘voices of authority’ on Japanese Knotweed.

To find out more, click on the button below to read the PCA summary of the report and the key recommendations. You can also download the whole 42 page report too.

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International Structural Waterproofing Conference 2019

Join us at the 2019 International Structural Waterproofing Conference for a journey into the deepest realms of structural waterproofing on the 17th July 2019 – the must-attend event for anyone wanting to be at the forefront of the UK construction sector.

Learn and grow your knowledge through a day of engaging and insightful presentations and debates – Connect with the key influencers and innovators in the industry. Click to book your place and see what you might be missing out on!

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AGM 2019 & Our Open Day – PCA MEMBERS ONLY

Most members will be aware that generally over the years our AGM has been held at the beginning or end of our main conference day. This year however, we are trialling something different!

Our AGM will be held here at PCA Headquarters in Huntingdon on Thursday 13 June as part of our first ever ‘Open Day’. We are putting together an interesting agenda for the day that even includes 6 CPD points for anyone attending and some fabby cakes! So come on over to our office for the day…we would love to see you!

We also have two vacant positions on the Board that we need to fill. Are you interested in making a difference? What could you bring to the table? Click on the button below to find out more and to access the nomination form. For an informal chat on what’s entailed in becoming a Board member, then please call Sue on 01480 400001.

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Top 5 Tips for Invasive Species Week

This week sees your Association marking Invasive Species Week with an appeal to gardeners and householders to play their part in stemming non-native weeds.

PCA’s Technical Manager Dr Peter Fitzsimons has produced five top tips to get the message across about the range of non-native plants in the UK, together with offering ways to help tackle their spread. This advice ties-in with Invasive Species Week, being held from the 13 -17 May.

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Additional Course Date Released – ID & Cell Burial

  • Course: Japanese Knotweed On-site Contamination & Cell Burial Course
  • Date: 26th September 2019
  • Location: PCA Training Centre, Huntingdon
  • Price: Just £230 +VAT
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Due to popular demand and an influx of enquiries, we are delighted to confirm an additional NEW course date for the Japanese Knotweed On-Site Contamination & Cell Burial Course!

This one-day highly practical workshop is aimed at technicians/operatives working on-site in the invasive weed sector wanting to gain further knowledge on the use of geomembranes for on-site encapsulation and burial.

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

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Type B Waterproofing – Key Considerations

Ahead of the International Structural waterproofing Conference and following on from the recent Type A Waterproofing Systems article, PCA’s Technical Manager James Berry discusses the ‘Key Considerations for Type B Waterproofing’ in an attempt to give other types their fair share of attention!

Read the full article by clicking on the button below.

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Step into Spring with some training

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.

Safe Use of Biocides

In response to the restrictions being placed over the use of biocides, which has affected the availability of timber protection chemicals, this course has been a welcome initiative and is proving a huge success.

This one-day course will look at a selection of elements and will involve a short multiple-choice exam at the end of the day. We have also generated a Professional Users of Biocides Register for the Protection of Timber in Buildings and all candidates that pass the multiple-choice exam will be recorded on this register.

 

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

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In the News

This week sees Planning and Building Control publishing a feature authored by PCA’s James Berry, regarding the New Homes Act – putting mould and damp on the radar.

Coverage for the International Structural Waterproofing Conference has been published in Surveyor Link, Inside Conveyancing and The UK Construction Blog.

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