PCA Weekly News - 2nd October 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • Give construction a break…
  • Calling all CSJK surveyors…
  • Join us for our next webinar
  • Commons Select Committee – Final piece of the jigsaw
  • Missed the webinar? View the recording…
  • Basement Water Management Training
  • Protect your staff from stress at work
  • Welcome to our new member

Give construction a break

From Coronavirus, to the latest fuel shortage, who knows where the next curveball will come from? PCA members and the construction industry as a whole don’t seem to be catching a break right now, as your CEO Steve discusses in his latest blog….

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Calling all CSJK surveyors…

Many of our PCA invasive weed members will come across plants from time to time and be keen to share pictures of them with the wider world. Often this is through our own personal network via email or across social media. But now, members can download an app called “iNaturalist”.

In his latest blog, PCA’s Technical Manager Peter discusses the opportunity that the app presents for members to connect with like-minded experienced botanists, which you can access via the button below…

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Join us for our next webinar

Structural repairs are not always straightforward so when it comes to “Masonry stabilisation, what do you need to know?” How can you spot potential issues before they become problematic?

To find out more, join us and Bryan Hindle from Brick-Tie Limited on Thursday 28th October 2021 as he discusses structural repair systems and shares some great case studies too… To find out more and to register, members can click on the button below.

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Commons Select Committee – Final piece of the jigsaw

We can share with our invasive weed group members that The Commons Select Committee (Science & Technology) has now received the final response to its 2019 report on ‘Japanese Knotweed and the Built Environment’.

Following our workshop discussions with Mark Diamond of the Environment Agency (EA), our views are broadly reflected in his report. The EA do not put forward any firm views regarding the need for further research, but one of the next steps is for “Defra to consider how the research should be initiated in partnership with the sector”.

We will keep PCA members (and the many others reading this) updated on whether Defra will support any of these projects, but for now, you can click on the button below.

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Missed the webinar? View the recording!

Thank you to all who joined our webinar yesterday on radon gases and the considerations we need to give for both existing and new buildings.

There was plenty of engagement and loads of questions on the chat/via email, which was great! But if you missed the webinar, don’t worry. Simply click on the button below to watch the replay…

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Basement Water Management

Basement Water Management
Date: 17th November 2021
Location: PCA Practical Training Centre, Huntingdon
Cost: Members £195 +VAT / Non-members £250 +VAT
>> Need more information on the course – click here

This course is of huge value to anyone in the structural waterproofing industry and will allow you to gain a clearer understanding of pump stations and accessories relating to drainage of cavity membrane systems, including: theory, application, survey, and installation.

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

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Protect your staff from stress at work

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has plenty of tools which members can access to protect staff from stress at work. PCA members and other employers have a legal responsibility to protect the health of their workers. To find out more, members can click on the button below.

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Welcome to our new member

We are pleased to welcome the following company into Provisional Status with the PCA:

Henderson & Taylor Facilities Management Ltd.


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