PCA Weekly News - 19th Oct 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • Best Practice Awards Dinner – Have you booked?
  • What our Building Preservation Conference Promises!
  • 2019 Conferences – Meet our Speakers!
  • RICS Working Group for knotweed risk categories
  • First Structural Waterproofing Apprenticeship!
  • The KTP Project Update & Conference Workshop
  • Amenity Forum Conference 2019
  • Training – Get Ready for Autumn!

Best Practice Awards Dinner – Have you booked?

Join us on 21st November for the Best Practice Awards Dinner and celebrate with the very best in the industry. This is the PCA’s 10th Annual Best Practice Awards where we recognise and reward PCA members and their achievements over the past year.

Book your place today…. and remember to send your entries to sue@property-care.org by 28th October 2019! 

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What our Building Preservation Conference Promises!

The PCA’s 2019 International Building Preservation Conference has always been about best practice and shaping the future of the industry. This year our theme is ‘Respecting the Past – Embracing the Future‘ with a big emphasis on the future direction of the industry.

From dampness in its many forms, to bugs and beetles, the conference programme for this year really does boast a great mix of all elements of the building preservation industry…

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2019 Conferences – Meet our Speakers!

We are delighted to announce an incredible calibre of speakers for BOTH the Invasive Weed and the Building Preservation Conferences! Click on the buttons below to Meet the Speakers! Bookings are coming in thick and fast, so the question is have you booked your place yet?

Network and connect with leading experts on Thursday 21st November 2019 to discuss the key issues and topics that matter to their industry – these are must-attend events that you won’t want to miss.

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RICS Working Group for Knotweed risk categories

Since the Commons Select Committee met in January, the PCA has been involved in meetings with RICS to discuss the status of IP27/2012 (the RICS guidance on Japanese Knotweed Risk Assessment). Some broad agreement has been reached amongst all stakeholder groups (contractors, valuers, lenders) and a Working Group has now been established to look in detail at specific proposals regarding ‘Table 1 – Risk Categories’. We are optimistic there will be significant news to report by the time of the conference in November!

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First Structural Waterproofing Apprenticeship!

We are incredibly excited, proud and unashamed to boast that we have welcomed the FIRST EVER STRUCTURAL WATERPROOFING APPRENTICESHIP COHORT to the PCA this week! We wish them luck on the journey to achieving their NVQ and future progression within the waterproofing industry.

**Feeling Inspired?** Don’t miss this opportunity to ‘Earn while you Learn’? Contact jade@property-care.org for more information on the intake dates for the next cohort in March 2020.

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The KTP Project Update & Conference Workshop

Members will recall that the KTP project set out to see if it was possible to develop a tool that would accurately give surveyors information on the causes of mould. After two and a half years of work, we were pleased to announce we had been successful!

So what happens now? Read Dr Paula Lopez-Arce’s update ahead of the 2019 International Building Preservation Conference!

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Amenity Forum Conference 2019

The 2019 Amenity Forum Conference took place last week. Noteworthy speakers included PCA member Ian Graham of Complete Weed Control, who gave a contractors view of 21st Century Amenity Management saying we all need to do our bit to counter the negative messages on the internet about glyphosate so that, under IPM, we decide the best chemical / non-chemical strategies based on science and cost / safety / environment / effectiveness.

John Moverley capped-off the day by announcing the launch of the new Amenity Standard (January 2020). The PCA’s Invasive Weed Group members will automatically form the initial membership of the Standard and we will bring you updates on how this develops. (Official launch will be in Edinburgh in January).

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Training – Get Ready for Autumn

Ground Gas – Installation & Verification

A highly practical one day workshop which takes a look at best practice and the latest CIRIA C735 guidance on the verification of gas protection measures.

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!

Waterproofing Awareness

This course will enable team members to consider how they need to work to fit in with the waterproofing team to help avoid technical mistakes and project delays etc. The training is at a level for those who will benefit from a basic understanding of structural waterproofing, and for whom a technician level course would be too in depth.

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


PCA in the News

Coverage this week sees Irish publications Ballymena Guardian, Antrim Guardian, Tyrone Constitution and Tyrone Courier featuring the winter maintenance release. The Invasive Weed Conference appears in print in the October issue of Mortgage Finance Gazette.


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