PCA Weekly News - 29th May 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • NEW online Surveyors in Structural Waterproofing course!
  • Kickstarting Invasive Species Week
  • NEW CPD learning videos
  • Missed the Webinar? View the recording!
  • Success with abstract for international conference
  • Who designs Ground Gas Protection Systems?
  • Next Webinar: Wood destroying fungi
  • Invasive Plant ID Course

NEW online Surveyors in Structural Waterproofing course!

We are delighted to share with all that our NEW Online Surveyor Training in Structural Waterproofing is NOW LIVE!!!! We are thrilled to be able to develop and offer this alternative method of learning to you going forward, particularly as our structural waterproofing training is widely recognised as being of the highest standard.

This course is great foundation study for those going on to sit the Certificated Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing (CSSW) exams and also adds to our growing online training portfolio.

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Kickstarting Invasive Species Week

PCA Technical Manager Peter Fitzsimons kicked off our programme of events for Invasive Species Week with a blog, “Invasive Species – definitely not ‘someone else’s problem’. Within Peter’s latest blog, he highlights the scale, scope and threat that these invasive species pose to the environment and what all of us, whether professionals or amateurs, can do to help.

Within the PCA, this is something very close to our Association and to our PCA invasive weed members too. To read the blog in full, simply click on the button below…

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NEW CPD learning videos

To complement the content which the Non-Native Species Secretariat (NNSS) has featured during Invasive Species Week, our programme of events also included access to 2 NEW CPD learning videos:

  • Underwater Alien Plants – Alex Brook
  • Invasive Weeds in the Countryside: From Hemlock to Hogweed – Robert Mitchell

These CPD recordings are part of a suite of materials we have pushed out this week as we continue to promote awareness of invasive weeds and how we can all play our part in protecting our environment. Simply click on the button below – and gain those all important BASIS points too!

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Missed the Webinar? View the recording!

Thanks to all who joined our webinar yesterday with Jim Glaister on ‘How invasive weeds can impact the urban environment?’. If you missed the live event, you can watch it ‘on-demand’ via our webinar section on the website.

Click on the button below to watch Jim separate the myths from the reality of invasive weeds, and how to head off future problems before they become insurmountable! Click the button below to watch the recording.

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Success with abstract for international conference

We are delighted to share with PCA members and the public that our abstract to present at the International Conference on Moisture in Buildings’ (ICMB21) has been accepted! This is a fantastic opportunity for your Association to showcase the capabilities of your BMI technology and the unique protocol for recording this data that you, our members, have invested in!

Our oral presentation which your Head of Research Paula Lopez-Arce will deliver, will take place on Tuesday 29th June (at 2.45pm) under the session “Monitoring of Moisture in Buildings”. Members can view the abstract via the button below.

Members can also access all contributions which have been published on the ScienceOpen platform.

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Who designs Ground Gas Protection Systems?

When it comes to Ground Gas Protection Systems, who is the designer? At what point is a final detail design established and who takes responsibility for it? These were two questions that came to mind when we tried to understand all the possible links in the chain of ground gas protection delivery….

To find out what the recent straw poll into ground gas protection revealed, click on the button below….

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Next Webinar: Wood Destroying Fungi in Buildings

What are the common forms of fungal decay affecting buildings? How do types of fungi such as dry rot and wet rot become established, spread, and degrade our homes and buildings?

To find out the answers and to learn much more, Join PCA’s Steve Hodgson on Thursday 24th June 2021 from 9-10am for our LIVE broadcast as he discusses the importance of good diagnostics and understand how rots & fungi establish and spread. To join, simply click on the button below.

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Invasive Plant ID Course

Invasive Plant ID Course
Date:13th July 2021
Location: PCA Head Office, Huntingdon
Cost: Members £305 +VAT / Non-members £355 +VAT
>> Need more information on the course – click here

Following our webinar this week, this one-day workshop will provide candidates with the opportunity to be hands-on with around 15 common terrestrial invasive species in the UK. And what’s more, provide that all important knowledge and understanding of the Invasive Species listed in Schedule 9.

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

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