In your weekly PCA update this week:
- The Hodgson View: The Case of the Anonymous Letter
- 1 Day, 2 Conferences – Have you booked yet?
- First Meeting of the Ground Gas Protection Group
- Structural Waterproofing Group Meeting
- In-House Training for GPI
- Have you Claimed your Trustmark Business Portal?
- Training – Moisture Management Series
The Hodgson View: The Case of the Anonymous Letter
It seems ‘our Steve’ has recently received an ‘Anonymous Letter’ that points an accusing finger at the Association and its members. Hear what he has to say within his latest ‘Hodgson View’.
1 Day, 2 Conferences – Have you booked yet?
That’s right – we have 2 conferences running on the same day! The International Preservation Conference and International Invasive Weed Conference will run concurrently on 21st November 2019 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 – download the relevant form below and get your place booked!
International Preservation Conference – 21st November 2019
International Invasive Weed Conference – 21st November 2019
First Meeting of the Ground Gas Protection Group
A couple of weeks ago we reported that the PCA – acting on the mandate given by the Structural Waterproofing group – were tasked with starting the process of creating a new section of representation within the PCA.
Ground Gas Protection will be subject to the same rules common with all of the other sectors of Association. To this end, work has started on the creation of the necessary standards and codes that will support the group going forward. We know a number of existing members are operating in this arena currently. In the interests of inclusivity we would like to hear from you now and invite you to take part in the initial meeting of the Ground Gas Protection Group scheduled for the 23 September at the offices in Huntingdon.
Please get in touch by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will forward your invitation detailing the objectives of the meeting.
Structural Waterproofing Group Meeting
The structural waterproofing group met at the PCA Head Office in Huntingdon on 24th July 2019. The meeting was very well attended and topics discussed included:
- The 2019 Structural Waterproofing Conference 2019
- BS8102 – Table 2
- Ground Gases
Minutes from the meeting are available in the members area of the website and via the button below. The next meeting is planned for 3rd December. If you wish to attend, or have any suggestions for discussion, please contact James Berry – email@example.com.
In-House Training for GPI
The PCA provided some in-house training to all GPI staff on Structural Waterproofing, Timber Preservation and Japanese knotweed earlier this month. Gemma Swankie of GPI commented: “As a recommended insurer for Insurance Backed Guarantees it was important for us to have a knowledge of all work types the PCA covers so we can help contractors when they apply for cover and who better to deliver this than Steve Hodgson, PCA’s Chief Executive!”
“The sessions were interactive, fun and informative. We couldn’t recommend the training enough and I am sure we will be having more specific training in the near future!”
To find out more about in-house training options, please click on the button below.
Have you Claimed your Trustmark Business Portal?
For all our PCA contractor members…claim your TrustMark Business Portal. Not only do you reassure your customers if they go to check out all your association credentials, but you also gain a valuable and authoritative link back to your website! What’s not to like?! Click on the button below for more information….
Training – Moisture Management Series
Managing atmospheric moisture in the built environment is a balancing act that requires an understanding of all the various factors that can have an impact…and with condensation season round the corner, are you prepared?
Get ahead and check out the training we can offer – book the course in our moisture management series that’s right for you:
- A Diagnostic Approach to Understanding Condensation, Atmospheric Moisture and Mould
- Residential Ventilation Masterclass
- Retrofit Insulation Masterclass
Contact the training team today on 0844 375 4301 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PCA in the News
A number of regional publications this week features coverage of both the Giant Hogweed Warning and the Bohemian knotweed release. These publications included the Paisley People, Coalville Times, Wharfedale Observer and Ross Gazette, amongst many others.
Other recent news or related info
- Hodgson View: CITB is still rubbish but I see Light!
- Illegal sale of pesticides online
- Hodgson View: Is CITB fit for purpose?
- The case for better ventilation
- Hodgson View: Is the CITB delivering a valuable service?
- Free money for training? Yes please
- CITB Skills and Training Fund
- PCA Apprenticeship Scheme
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