PCA Weekly News - 26th October 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • Just 4 Weeks to go!
  • Deadline for Award Entries
  • Paula’s Paper is Published!
  • Healthy Homes & the Role of Refurbishment
  • Fail to Prepare, Prepare to Fail!
  • CITB Apprentice of the Year
  • Turnover Declaration Forms Now Due
  • Last Regional Meeting for 2019
  • PCA Board Meeting
  • Training – Get Ready for Autumn

Just 4 Weeks to go!

**ONLY 4 WEEKS TO GO** 1 day…2 Conferences. Its a ‘knowledge bonanza’! Network at both the International Invasive Weed Conference and the International Building Preservation Conference. Join us & other leading experts on the 21st November and ‘be part of the conversation’!

2019 Invasive Weed Conference >> 2019 Building Preservation Conference >>


Deadline for Award Entries

**SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES BY MONDAY** Stand out amongst the crowd and get your entries in for the PCA’s 10th Annual Best Practice Awards on Thursday 21st November! It’s easy to enter with many categories to choose from:

  • Innovation
  • Sustainability
  • Project of the Year
  • Employee of the Year
  • Website of the Year (Small co. & Medium/Large co.)
  • Outstanding Customer Service Award

**BEST PRACTICE AWARDS DINNER** Book your place today…. and remember to submit your award entries in by 28th October! Contact Sue for more information on sue@property-care.org or 0844 375 4301.

Submit Your Entry – Find Out More >>


Paula’s Paper is Published!

Last month, PCA’s Paula Lopez-Arce presented the research on environmental monitoring of UK dwellings at the “X IAQVEC” Conference in Italy. This research would not have been possible without the investment by PCA members in supporting the Knowledge Transfer Programme.

We are delighted to announce that this research paper has now been published (click on the button below to read), a testament to the success of this project and the credibility your Association has now established in the academic arena.

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Healthy Homes & the Role of Refurbishment

Being invited to represent the views of PCA members at a working lunch at the House of Lords cannot fail to give an invited guest a bit of a buzz. This event, hosted by the National Home Improvement Council (NHIC) was held to debate and explore how buildings can be made safer and more healthy while becoming more energy efficient.

Read more on this via the button below…

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Fail to Prepare, Prepare to Fail!

Ahead of the International Building Preservation Conference 2019, Technical Manager James Berry shares with us a small selection of the reading material he is working through taken from our extensive library. This resource built over decades has helped develop his presentation on the evolution of damp control. Apparently these are the more modern ones, with the rest being older than him!

Find out More at #IBPC2019


CITB Apprentice of the Year

Dan Roderick from Timberwise has been nominated for ‘SAP Trainee of the Year’ at the CITB Apprenticeship Awards, which will be held on the 7th November 2019 in London. We have everything crossed and wish Dan lots of luck!

Feeling inspired? Why not find out how your company could benefit from an apprenticeship? Contact Jade Stocker for more information by email (jade@property-care.org) or call directly on 01480 400720.

How an Appprentice can Benefit You


Turnover Declaration Forms Now Due!

Annual Turnover Declaration Forms (issued to our Contractor and Manufacturer members) are now overdue and should have been returned by Friday 18th October.

During November we will post out subscription invoices for 2020 and the information provided from your completed Turnover Declaration Forms, helps us determine subscription levels and aids us when setting the budgets for next year. If you have any queries, please contact sue@property-care.org.

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Last Regional Meeting for 2019

The South East is the final regional meeting in this Autumn round and takes place on Wednesday 30th October. These meetings, free to PCA members, offer a fantastic networking opportunity and whilst we may be a little biased, we genuinely believe we have some cracking speakers lined up for you!

Contact James Berry on james@property-care.org to confirm your attendance.

Why Attend a Regional Meeting


Training – Get Ready for Autumn

Fire Warden Training **LAST CHANCE TO BOOK**

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.

Retrofit Insulation Masterclass

This one day masterclass is a must for surveyors and building professionals, landlords, property managers and contractors, as they will increasingly come across buildings with retrofit insulation. Delegates learn the retrofit process so they can identify what work retrofitters have undertaken, the potential resulting unintended consequences and how they should be remedied.

Contracting and Client Relationship Workshop

Understand the contractual aspects of supervising or managing works on site, to avoid potential pitfalls and penalties by ensuring your company meets its obligations. A one-day workshop comprising classroom-based learning, providing an opportunity for delegates to offer their ideas and share their experiences.

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


PCA in the News

Coverage this week sees The Basingstoke Gazette and Oban Times publishing the Condensation Season release. Inside Conveyancing have added details of both the International Invasive Weed and International Building Preservation conferences to their CPD pages – and have also tweeted the information out to their followers.


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