PCA Weekly News - 3rd August 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • #ISWC2019 – Biggest & Best Conference Yet!
  • Inaugural Invasive Plant ID Course
  • Professional Indemnity Market Report
  • DEFRA Consultation
  • Step into Autumn with some Training!

#ISWC2019 – Biggest & Best Conference Yet!

Even though we might be ‘a little‘ bias, what a GREAT conference we recently had. By all account, the biggest, most attended and best conference we have EVER had the pleasure to arrange… with almost 190 delegates attending!

Read the full review from our very own James Berry by clicking on the button below…

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Inaugural Invasive Plant ID Course

It’s been all GO at the PCA this week as we launched the NEW Invasive Plant ID Course – and what a great day it was!

There will be more of an update to follow however, for the time being, check out the pictures by clicking on the button below.

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Professional Indemnity Market Report

We know that Professional Indemnity (PI) is of concern to many of our members and the last 2 years has seen various insurers pull out of the UK PI market, with several others having ceased to underwrite Construction PI entirely. The attached report form MPW Insurance Brokers Limited has been shared with us by Rob Withers of ASUC and provides both an interesting and insightful read during this difficult trading period.

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DEFRA Consultation

For those with an interest in Invasive weeds, Defra has started a consultation process for the monitoring/management of invasive plants and we would encourage anyone with an interest to comment and make proposals.

Rest-assured the PCA will be making representations to ensure that Government agencies recognise the important contribution that PCA members make towards achieving effective control of these species.

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Step into Autumn with some training

Ground Gas Protection Measures – Getting it Right

You asked, we delivered…. For professionals associated with general ground gas protection who wish to keep up to speed with the requirements of the latest standards, good practice and successful implementation to ensure safe development.

“Good basis and guidance to assist in developing future strategies and developing better standards of design.” (course delegate)

Waterproofing Awareness

This course will enable team members to consider how they need to work to fit in with the waterproofing team to help avoid technical mistakes and project delays etc. The training is at a level for those who will benefit from a basic understanding of structural waterproofing, and for whom a technician level course would be too in depth.


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

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PCA in the News

This week coverage regarding Hybrid Bohemian Knotweed, featuring PCA’s Dr Peter Fitzsimons, has appeared in iNews, both in print and on their website.


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