PCA Weekly News – 20th July 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • Our Thanks To All who attended #ISWC2019
  • KTP Ends – New Beginning for Paula
  • More Invasive Weeds under the Spotlight
  • UKCMB invite to the PCA to get involved
  • Our Peter Presenting at EMAPi
  • Step into Summer with some Training!
  • In the News

Our Thanks To All who attended #ISWC2019

Our thanks to all that attended the very recent ‘2019 International Structural Waterproofing Conference’. We hope you agree that it turned out to be a fantastic day of learning with some great presentations and we hope everyone made a few new friends over the course of the day!

Look out for all the pictures from the day coming very soon to a Social Channel near you!. In the short term however, you can always visit our LinkedIn or Facebook channels to see a collection of posts with pictures from the day.

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KTP Ends – New Beginning for Paula

Last Sunday saw the official end to the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project with UCL and what a project it has been.

The 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 are pleased to announce we have been successful!

Where does this lead us onto now? Well…we are delighted to announce Paula has joined the Association to help ensure we take this research onto the next level. All we can say is watch this space and click to read more…

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More Invasive Weeds under the Spotlight

Following a review of the EU Invasive Alien Species (IAS) Regulations, 17 new species are being added to the list of ‘Species of Concern’ – 13 of these are plants.

Our very own Dr Peter Fitzsimons takes a look at the updated IAS Regulations and highlights 3 new invasive plants that may become a problem for us in the future!

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UKCMB invite to the PCA to get involved

We are delighted to be able to report that the working groups attached to the UKCMB are now beginning to start work again and your Association has been invited to ‘lead the way’ for the Retrofit Insulation project.

We are very pleased that the PCA has been asked to lead on the first ‘Working Group’ and have a very keen interest in the development of the project and all the areas it is covering. Click the button to find out more…

On a side note, look out for the UKCMB’s 1st Conference coming up in November that just so happens to be foucsed on ‘All Things Damp’!

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Our Peter Presenting at EMAPi

Our very own Peter Fitzsimons will be travelling to Prague in September to attend the ‘International Conference on Ecology & Management’ (EMAPi) and will be co-presenting a paper explaining how your Association has helped to establish professional standards in the UK for the invasive weed sector and how this impacts consumer confidence.

For the Association and all its Invasive Weed Members, this is fantastic International recognition of the good work our members have been pioneering. To find out more about the conference, simply click on the button below.

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Step into Summer with some training

Invasive Plant Identification Course

You asked, we delivered…. Our new Invasive Plant Identification course is aimed at surveyors who are already working in the invasive weed sector wanting to gain further knowledge and understanding of Invasive Species as listed in Schedule 9. Get hands on with some American Skunk Cabbage.

Structural Waterproofing Surveyors Training

This intensive three day course is appropriate theoretical training for those involved in converting existing basements. It is also suitable for those involved in the design, planning and installation of any structural waterproofing projects below ground.

“Great course, covered everything that I expected. . . The range of people attending the course also gave us an opportunity to consider all aspects of the industry.” (course delegate)

Surveying Timber & Dampness in Buildings

We are pleased to confirm that we will be returning to Scotland to deliver this extremely popular three day course aimed at surveyors dealing with timber infestation/decay and dampness in buildings. The course provides delegates with the knowledge and skills necessary to identify, resolve and report upon problems relating to dampness and/or timber infestation/decay in buildings.

“Very well run and informative course. I should have done it sooner.” (course delegate)

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

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PCA in the News

This week again saw our NEW Invasive Weed Identification Course being the main feature in a number of publications that included: The Landscaper, The Negotiator and Inside Conveyancing.

 

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