PCA Weekly News - 23rd October 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • Building Moisture Index (BMI) System Update
  • PCA Board Meeting: Election of Officers
  • Join us for our next webinar
  • BS 8102 Consultation closes on 23rd October!
  • Construction & Mental Health
  • Free Training for Manchester-based members
  • Surveyor Training in Scotland
  • COP26: Disruption in and around Glasgow

Building Moisture Index (BMI) System Update

It has been a year since we launched our Building Moisture Index (BMI) technology and we can share that we have recently updated the program to improve both the accuracy of the data processing, and the quality of layout when reporting the results.

The uptake of this technology is going from strength to strength and PCA’s Head of Research Dr Paula Lopez-Arce has highlighted the improvements to this affordable and reusable technology in a short update which you can access via the button below…

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PCA Board Meeting: Election of Officers

During the PCA’s Board meeting earlier this week, the Election of Officers took place and the following individuals were elected:

  • Chairman: John Bradley of Elta Fans (re-elected for a second term)
  • Deputy Chairman/Treasurer: Mark Edwards of Timberwise (re-elected for a second term)
  • Executive Officer: Cormac Rooney from MJ Rooney Construction Ltd

 

Join us for our next webinar

Join us NEXT WEEK for our next LIVE broadcast on “Masonry stabilisation – what do you need to know?”. Structural repairs are never straightforward so why not join us and Bryan Hindle, from Brick-Tie Limited, as he discusses how to spot potential problems, structural repair systems and shares some great case studies too…

To find out more and to register, you can click on the button below.

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BS 8102 Consultation closes on 23rd October!

HAVE YOUR SAY on the proposed revision to BS 8102! You are reminded that you have until 23rd October to comment. For those who may not have commented yet, this is your opportunity to see what is coming and have your say on anything that you feel could be improved.

You can access the draft revision and provide comment by clicking on the button below….

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Construction & Mental Health

We have shared previously that according to the latest Government statistics, two men working in the construction industry take their own life in the UK every day. And in England alone, more than 276 construction workers took their own lives in 2020.

These are shocking statistics and we hope that you are able to access the help and advice out there, should you need it.

Mental health is something that affects the building industry far more than any other sector as the BBC’s Radio 5Live programme reported on recently. You can access this via the button below.

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Free Training for Manchester-based members

The Retrofit Academy has secured funding for 200 installers to apply for FREE RETROFIT TRAINING. If you live/work in Greater Manchester, then this may be of interest!

The Level 2 Award in Understanding Domestic Retrofit is an induction programme and will set you on the path to compliance with the requirements of the PAS 2030 specification – necessary for future work in the retrofit sector. For those who are interested, you can find out more and apply via the button below….

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Surveyor Training in Scotland

Surveyor Training in Scotland
For those based in Scotland, our Surveying Timber & Dampness in Buildings Training, Exam Preparation and Certificated Surveyor of Timber & Dampness in Buildings (CSTDB) Examinations will be taking place at Sterling University as follows:

If you are based in Scotland, or in the North of England, then this option will save you considerable time and money on travelling to a site which is closer to you than Huntingdon!

Contact the training team today on 01480 400000, or email amber@property-care.org.

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COP26: Disruption in and around Glasgow

For anyone who lives in and around Glasgow, disruption is starting across the city as COP26, the climate change summit, fast approaches. This disruption will cause significant traffic problems with major road closures beginning TOMORROW.

If you are conducting surveys or remedial works in the area affected, remember to take into account extra time to get to the job, parking restrictions and potentially, the extra labour time needed to cover lost time in traffic.

Road closures start on 23rd October and will last until Monday 15 November. You can find out more by clicking on the button below…

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