PCA Weekly News - 21st December 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • 2019 a Challenging Year – Roll on 2020 – View from our CEO
  • Highlights from the 2019 PCA Awards
  • A Great Second Week for Cohort 1!
  • New Invasive Weed Technical Documents Available
  • Save the Dates: Spring Regional Meetings 2020
  • Beat the Winter Blues with PCA Training
  • Our Christmas Training Offer – Miss it, Miss Out!

2019 a Challenging Year – Roll on 2020

Steve Hodgson, PCA CEO, sums up 2019 for the industry and the Property Care Association & the industry and looks to what we might see from the association in 2020. With political uncertainly, a slowing down of the housing market and many scared property investors; it has been tough for many to keep their head above water. At the PCA however, we have been working hard to support you as best we can through these tough times.  To find out what the PCA has been doing for you, click to read Steve Hodgson’s 2019 review.

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Highlights from the 2019 PCA Awards

We know we MIGHT be biased, but what a GREAT night it was at the recent ‘PCA Best Practice Awards‘! With over 180 attendees, it really was our biggest and best Awards yet! Again, a BIG THANK YOU to all that attended and for ALL our winners on the night, another HUGE Congratulations to you all. Check out some of the highlights within the 2min video below!

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A Great Second Week for Cohort 1!

Last week we welcomed back the first cohort of our new structural waterproofing apprenticeship for their second teaching session. We are pleased to see this group progressing and having the opportunity to get hands on with this scheme. Our next cohort is due to start in March 2020. For more information, contact Jade at jade@property-care.org or click the button below to get in touch.

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New Invasive Weed Technical Documents Available

If you haven’t visited our ‘Invasive Weed Technical Document Library’ recently, then why not sit back with your coffee and take a quick tour! We have recently updated several of our Technical Documents and Guidance Notes plus, we have just released two new documents to the library:

  • Herbicide Treatments & Japanese Knotweed (NEW)
  • Verification Reports for Excavation and Soil Removal (NEW)

A lot of work has gone into updating some of our older documents and releasing the two new documents and we would like to thank Jon Barton (PBA Solutions), Richard Schofield (Phlorum), Jim Glaister (The Knotweed Company), Brian Taylor (The Knotweed Company) and Richard Newis (Ashfield Japanese Knotweed) for all their help, input and support. To view the library, simply click the button below.

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Save the Dates: Spring Regional Meetings 2020

The PCA Regional meetings are coming your way in 2020! Whilst these meetings may not deliver the glitz and glamour of our conferences, they have certainly become events in their own right and are a cornerstone of the Associations’ calendar.

**SAVE THE DATES** The Spring Regional Meetings are as follows:

  • Scotland (Stirling) – 10th March
  • Northern (Bradford) – 11th March
  • South West (Bristol) – 18th March
  • South East (Redhill) – 25th March
  • Midlands (Coventry) – 1st April

Contact James Berry on james@property-care.org to confirm your attendance, or to view the schedule of dates click here.

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Beat those Winter Blues with PCA Training

Control & Eradication of Japanese knotweed

This comprehensive two-day training course details the background, best practice and requirements involved in the assessment and eradication of Japanese knotweed and other common invasive weed species. This course is the perfect preparation for surveyors who wish to go on to take the Certificated Surveyor in Japanese knotweed (CSJK) examination.

Technicians: Damp & Timber training

The two-day course is designed to enhance a technician’s knowledge and understanding, as well providing a good foundation for those who have recently commenced a career in the building preservation industry. Successful candidates will be entitled to refer to themselves as a ‘PCA Qualified Technician (PCAQT)’.

Technicians: Structural Waterproofing training

This will be of benefit for those who have started working in the structural waterproofing industry. Ideally delegates will have received basic training from their employer and have already gained some technical or practical experience in a related environment. Candidates who successfully pass the assessment will be entitled to refer to themselves as ‘PCA Qualified Technicians (PCAQTSW)’.

Contact the training team today on 01480 400 000 or email jo@property-care.org.

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Our Christmas Training Offer – Miss it, Miss Out!

**Seasons Greetings** Don’t miss out on the Christmas training offer – our gift to our members! Take advantage of 10% off all courses if booked by Friday 3rd January 2020.

Get in touch with Jo in the training team on 01480 400 000 or email Jo at jo@property-care.org by Friday 3rd January 2020.

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In the News

This week, the main PR coverage has been associated with our recent PCA Best Practise Awards with the first of the coverage being published within the Horsham Post, Romsey Advertiser and the Wakefield Express.

In addition, the recent launch of the new methodology into the ‘Investigation of Moisture and its Effects in Traditional buildings is starting to gain traction with the first of the coverage appearing within ‘Maintenance Corner‘.

Christmas Closure and Re-Opening

The PCA office will be closed from 12pm Friday 20th December, reopening at 9am on Thursday 2nd January 2020.

With this being the last weekly email for the year, we just would like to take the opportunity to wish you all a Very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

We look forward to catching up with you in 2020!

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