PCA Weekly News - 24th May 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • MEMBERS ONLY: First Ever ‘Open Day’ & AGM
  • Join Us for the ‘Must Attend’ 2019 Conference
  • Social Housing Regulator Issues H&S Reminder
  • AECB’s Webinar: Retrofit Challenges
  • Are we Going to See a Review of BS 8102?
  • Step into Spring with some Training!
  • Retirement of PCA Member

MEMBERS ONLY: First Ever ‘Open Day’ & AGM

If you have been a member of the PCA for a while, you will be aware in recent years the PCA AGM has been held at the beginning or end of our main conference day. However this year, we are trialling something different. Our AGM will be held here at PCA Headquarters in Huntingdon on Thursday 13 June at 1pm as part of our First Ever ‘Open Day’. We are putting together an interesting agenda and we would love to see all our PCA members there!

Additionally, we also have two vacant positions on the Board. As a PCA Board Director, you are at the leading edge of all the changes that affect our industry and have a unique opportunity to influence the impact of events affecting our members! Are you interested in making a difference? Do you feel YOU could you bring something to the table? Click to download the nomination form here.

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Join Us for the ‘Must Attend’ 2019 Conference

We are delighted to announce that registration for the ‘2019 International Structural Waterproofing Conference’ is now open! After the success of the 2018 conference, we hope you will join us for another journey into the deepest realms of Structural Waterproofing on the 17th July 2019.

We have a great day lined up for all and can promise this is the must-attend event for anyone wanting to be at the forefront of the UK construction sector and an opportunity not to miss! Check out the pictures from last years event (via the button below), you might just end up seeing yourself too…

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Social Housing Regulator Issues H&S Reminder

Many of our members deal directly with councils in regards to the upkeep of their housing stock, so it may be of interest to know that the Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) has written to all stock-retaining councils reminding them of their health and safety obligations to tenants after two councils recently breached the Home Standard.” Full details can be found by clicking the button below.

As we are aware condensation and mould are the most common form of dampness and getting to the crux of the issue can be problematic and require a detailed level of diagnostics. To assist with this the Residential Ventilation Group (RVG) has produced a residential surveying checklist designed to provide surveyors with a basic framework to the diagnosis of problems created by atmospheric moisture.

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AECB’s Webinar: Retrofit Challenges

AECB, The Association for Environment Conscious Building, is running a webinar on ‘Retrofit Challenges of Retrofitting Damp Masonry Walls’. The webinar will be presented by Dr Eric Rirsch and Clementine Walker of Safeguard Europe and takes place on 18th June.

This webinar will be looking at the fundamentals of damp protection – including the visual manifestation of moisture and analysis of the problem. Moisture transport mechanisms related to rising and penetrating damp and rain wetting will be covered, as well as the resultant problematic consequences.

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Are we Going to See a Review of BS 8102?

One of the main objectives of the Structural Waterproofing Group has been to push for a review of BS 8102 to better reflect where we now are as an industry. The process has been extremely drawn out and we would like to share with members the latest response from BSi (click on the button below).

Whilst this response certainly feels like a case of ‘kicking the can further down the road’, in all honesty this was not entirely unexpected and we will keep you up to date with any further developments.

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Step into Spring with some training

Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing Training

This intensive 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 and is also ideal as foundation study for the CSSW qualification.

Thermography Course

This workshop is a basic orientation day for those who want to know more about thermography and deepen their understanding of the application of thermography as a diagnostic aid. The use of thermal imaging equipment is growing and with training it can provide a new and exciting insight into the performance of a building.

Invasive Plant Identification Course **NEW**

  • Date: 1st August 2019
  • Location: PCA Head Office, Huntingdon
  • Cost: Just £295 +VAT (Member Rate – and includes a copy of the ‘Practical Management of Invasive Non-Native Weed in Britain and Ireland’ and the ‘Field Guide to Invasive Plants and Animals in Britain’, currently valued at around £50).

This NEW course has been launched to focus on the identification of common terrestrial invasive species in the UK. This is an exciting opportunity to work with live samples and extend knowledge with invasive species that are causing problems within the UK.

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

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Retirement of PCA Member?

Due to the owners deciding to retire, Soutar Preservations based in Tayside, Scotland, is offered for sale. Established for 30 years and a member of the PCA, this company enjoys an excellent reputation locally and on a national level and has a turnover of £500,000.

To discuss further details, please telephone Mr Dave Soutar direct on 07711 917010.

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