PCA Weekly News - 28th May 2022

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • The impact of the Housing Ombudsman Report
  • Test Wall Video – Part II in the series…
  • NEW Online Technician Training – Ground Gas Protection
  • Updating the Technical Document Library
  • Next LIVE CPD Webinar!
  • Building Regulations Webinar
  • Missed the webinar? View the recording…
  • The PCA is recruiting!
  • HSE launches mental health podcasts

The impact of the Housing Ombudsman Report

Chair of the Residential Ventilation Group and PCA member Andrew Dallen (Cornerstone), shares his thoughts on the recent Housing Ombudsman Report in a guest blog this week.

Many you may have seen the recent media attention on the issue of ventilation with social housing providers being very much in the spotlight. To read the full blog, simply click on the button below…

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Test Wall Video – Part II in the series…

The PCA is continuing with the series of experiments using our newly built ‘Test Wall’ at the Practical Training Centre. PCA’s Technical Manager James Berry, is running a number of tests using a variety of moisture meters, which he explains in ‘Video 2: Testing & Comparing Moisture Meters’.

Click on the button below to view this latest video and we look forward to sharing the next video with you in the coming weeks…

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NEW Online Technician Training – Ground Gas Protection

We are delighted to share that our NEWEST online training course for Technicians on ‘Ground Gas Protection’ is now LIVE!

As awareness of ground gas issues and the hazard associated with their presence grows, there has never been a more important time to ensure there are suitably trained and qualified technicians within the industry! This training has been developed in line with the NVQ Level 2 in Gas Membrane Installation, so for those candidates looking to gain a greater understanding and achieve this qualification, then this course is for you!

You can find out more by clicking on the button below….

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Updating the Technical Document Library

Last week we shared our ‘Working with Listed & Protected Buildings’ CPD learning video with you. As we work to ensure our technical library is constantly refreshed and expanded, we will shortly be releasing a number of updated technical documents in readiness for the forthcoming Structural Waterproofing Conference.

These resources provide a variety of learning tools for you to download and share. For now, visit the professional section of the website for more info…

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Next LIVE CPD Webinar!

With the recent revision to Approved Document F, what exactly has changed? What do the changes mean for surveying and property professionals? …and will the changes finally ensure that there is proper ventilation in existing buildings?

To find out the answers, join us on Tuesday 28th June 2022 from 9-10am, for our next LIVE webinar as James Berry takes a look at why Approved Document F had to change and much more…. You can click on the button below for more info and to register.

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Building Regulations Webinar

The PCA’s Technical Team attended a live broadcast from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) earlier this week. Whilst nothing new was revealed, it was nevertheless informative and emphasised just how important the changes to Parts L, F and O of the Building Regulations are, which come into force on 15th June 2022.

The PCA is covering Approved Document F in its next live webinar in June, which you can register for now. To access Part L, F & O of the buildings regulations, simply click on the button below…

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Missed the webinar? View the recording…

Thank you to all who joined the LIVE webinar yesterday. Cormac Rooney delivered a very informative webinar on the issue of underpinning and there was plenty of engagement and some great questions asked and submitted.

If you missed it, you can click the button below to watch the replay or to share with colleagues….

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THE PCA is recruiting!

The success and continued growth of the Property Care Association and the decision of our Technical Manager for Invasive Weeds, to phase in his retirement, means we are now looking for an enthusiastic and energetic candidate to strengthen our technical team. Could this be you?

To find out more about what the role entails, click on the button below. Alternatively, contact Sue on sue@property-care.org/01480 400000.

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HSE launches mental health podcasts

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE)’s partner for their Working Minds campaign, MAKEuk, has launched a series of podcasts on the importance of mental health. These podcasts feature interviews with wellbeing experts about how they help and support the people that work for them, which you may find helpful.

To access the podcasts, click on the button below…

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