PCA Weekly News - 21st September 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • Which Conference are you Attending?
  • EMAPi2019 – What did we learn?
  • 2020 Training Dates Released!
  • Invasive Weed Control Group Meeting
  • Last Chance to Sign up for the November Intake
  • Best Practice Awards 2019
  • Latest News from the International Ethics Standards
  • Training – Get Ready for Autumn

Which conference are you attending?

A great uptake so far for both conferences – have you booked your place yet at the 2019 International Building Preservation Conference or the 2019 International Invasive Weed Conference? They’re running concurrently on 21st November at University of Warwick, Coventry?

Don’t miss the opportunity to network with leading industry-experts and be part of the conversation on topics and issues facing both the preservation and invasive weed industry!

EMAPi2019 – What did we learn?

Technical Manager, Dr. Peter Fitzsimons, used to do bit of research (a long time ago!) so we thought he might be the best person to go to EMAPi in Prague. So, what did he learn? Read Peter’s full review of the event….

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2020 Training Dates Released!

**It’s Official** the training dates for 2020 have been released! Whilst the website pages are being updated and the 2020 Training Prospectus is in production, you can still view all of the course dates for next year and get ahead!

So step into 2020 and get those training courses planned in and booked. Contact the training team today on 0844 375 4301 or email jo@property-care.org.

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Invasive Weed Control Group Meeting

Huge thanks to everyone who attended the Invasive Weed Control Group Meeting at the PCA Head Office earlier this week – it was great to see so many of you! There was lots of dynamic discussion and ideas for the future of the sector, which are invaluable at events like this.

The minutes of the meeting will be circulated shortly, together with the date for the next meeting. We very much look forward to seeing you all at the Invasive Weed Conference in November!

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Last Chance to Sign up for the November Intake

We are really pleased to see Cohort 7 back for the third week of their Apprenticeship, once again with a mix of practical and theory-based tasks to complete with trainer Neil Marsden.

Don’t miss your chance to sign up for the next intake in November. We really want to avoid moving the start date to March, so get in touch with Jade today on jade@property-care.org.

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Best Practice Awards 2019

Get in touch today and join us on Thursday 21st November to celebrate the very best in our industry at the PCA’s 10th Annual Best Practice Awards! It’s straightforward to enter and there are lots of categories to choose from.

With the added bonus of publicity for you/your organisation, recognising and rewarding PCA members and their fantastic achievements throughout the year, what’s not to like?

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Latest News from the International Ethics Standards

PCA’s James Berry was part of the International Ethics Standards Coalition (IES) conference call last week, a scheme to promote ethical practice in the property ad construction industry of which the PCA is a member.

This coalition gives the PCA and its members association with over 100 other worldwide members, all with a common interest in raising ethical standards in the construction arena. We know members are already adhering to these standards and your Association is committed to continually improving ethics and this will undoubtedly provide a stronger route for procurement for you all. To apply, members can click on the button below:

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Training – Get Ready for Autumn

Fire Warden Training

This ONE-TIME-ONLY offer is your opportunity to attend a half-day basic fire warden course. Candidates will learn:

  • the principles of fire fighting equipment
  • evacuation procedures
  • fire warden duties
  • practical use of fire extinguishers using fire simulator
  • human behaviour

This course will ensure that your duties under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 will be satisfied.

Understanding Construction Principles

Deepen understanding and background knowledge of the fundamentals of the different types of building construction, and how the construction type will affect how a building performs. Beneficial for foundation level training/as a refresher/to fill any gaps in existing knowledge, to help when working with buildings to assess and recommend appropriate actions for property care.

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.

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

PCA in the News

This week sees our CSSW training course we delivered to Australian delegates featured in Building Talk, The UK Construction Blog and Surveyor Link.


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