PCA Weekly News - 30th August 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • Now is the time to address the skills shortage!
  • 1 day, 2 conferences – Have you booked yet?
  • Employer Roadshows – Register today
  • Be Inspired with an Apprenticeship!
  • A practical insight into traditional repair methods
  • Training – Get Ready for Autumn

Now is the time to address the skills shortage!

Now is the time to look to the future – are you prepared? We are hearing more and more about the increasing skills shortage that the construction industry is facing. This is a current problem within the preservation sector and will only get worse if we don’t address the issue.

Read Training Manager Jade Stocker’s thoughts on how CITB’s Skills & Training Fund could ‘get you prepared’.

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1 day, 2 conferences – Have you booked yet?

Don’t miss the opportunity to network with leading industry-experts and be part of the conversation on topics and issues facing both the preservation and invasive weed industry!

Book your place at the 2019 International Building Preservation Conference and 2019 International Invasive Weed Conference which are running concurrently on 21st November at University of Warwick, Coventry:

Building Preservation Conference – Find out More Invasive Weed Conference – Find out More


Employer Roadshows – Register today

CITB is engaging with employers and training providers throughout the autumn, with a series of face-to-face, interactive events. The CITB Employer Roadshow gives you the chance to take a sneak peek at some of your region’s most exciting construction projects. Spend the morning networking with your peers and colleagues and with nearly 20 venues to choose from across the country, why not attend? Register for free now…

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Be Inspired with an Apprenticeship

Why not join the 83% who rely on apprenticeship programmes to provide the skilled workers they need for the future? We really do believe in the importance of providing appropriate and relevant training in which to build a career upon.

Apprenticeships are not just for those leaving full-time education and seeking a route into employment, it can also be a good step for individuals looking to change career or wanting to achieve an industry-recognised qualification while on the job! #beinspired

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A practical insight into traditional repair methods

Alternative Repair Strategies for Traditional Buildings

Delivered by The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB), this one-day workshop will deliver a practical insight into traditional repair methods. Topics include:

  • The use of lime strategies that reduce the use of chemical fungicides
  • The pros and cons of both modern and traditional building repair strategies
  • The importance of working with clients to set and deliver expectations


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

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Training – Get Ready for Autumn

Evaluating Ventilation in Existing Buildings

Condensation and mould are the most common forms of dampness in buildings and it is becoming increasingly essential for anyone that inspects buildings, to understand the significant role that ventilation plays in controlling these issues and how to identify defects in ventilation systems.

Ground Gas Protection Measures – Installation & Verification

This is a highly practical one day workshop, keeping technicians up to speed with best practice and the latest CIRIA C735 guidance on the verification of gas protection measures.


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

PCA in the News

This week sees the Structural Waterproofing Apprenticeship Programme featured in The Construction Blog and Surveyor Link, both in print and across social media.


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