PCA Weekly News – 5th July 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • 2 Weeks to Go – Space Rapidly Running Out!
  • Fancy Sponsoring the App?
  • UKIEG Conference 2019
  • Our Very Own Jade Presents at Timber 2019
  • Safe Use of Biocides – Don’t Get Left Behind!
  • PCA Supports Charity Golf Day
  • Celebrating the Launch of BS 851188
  • Step into Summer with some Training!
  • A Study on Cavity Wall Insulation in Northern Ireland

2 Weeks to Go – Space Rapidly Running Out!

2 weeks to go & a “BIG HELLO” to everyone that has booked their place at the ‘2019 Structural Waterproofing Conference!’ Tickets are running out fast, so the question is, have you booked your place yet?

Be part of the conversation at #ISWC2019! To book your place, simply call 0844 375 4301 or click on the button below!

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Fancy Sponsoring the App?

After last years successful event, we are once again launching a ‘Conference App’! Get your branding out there ahead of the big day and grab one of the sponsorship opportunities available from the list below:

  • Home Screen
  • Speaker Page
  • Networking Page
  • Rolling Banners

This really is an opportunity not to miss…. contact Sue for more information on sue@property-care.org.

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UKIEG Conference 2019

Our KTP Associate Dr Paula Lopez-Arce attended the UKIEG’s annual conference last week: “Emerging Issues in Indoor Environmental Quality: Science and Policy”. Attended by academics, policy makers and industry experts, topics included:

  • How important is indoor air pollution in UK homes?
  • Ventilation and overheating requirements of the Building Regulations
  • Guidance and criteria for healthy and comfortable environments: update from CIBSE and the Good Homes Alliance
  • Proposing indoor air quality guidelines for selected VOCs in the UK

The event was extremely interesting, covering topics of huge importance to many of our members and indeed, to the work we are doing through our own KTP project.

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Our Very Own Jade Presents at Timber 2019

We are SUPER PROUD of Jade Stocker, PCA’s Training Manager, who stepped right out of her comfort zone this week and presented to a packed audience at Timber 2019. This was Jade’s first time of presenting and we couldn’t be more thrilled for her – what a star!

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Safe Use of Biocides – Don’t Get Left Behind!

Get your technicians trained in the Safe Use of Biocides! This course has been a welcome initiative for the hundreds who have already attended, including PCA Member Intona, who received this training in-house earlier this week – so what are you waiting for? Give your technicians the chance to join our Professional Users of Biocides Register too!

Safe Use of Biocides

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

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PCA Supports Charity Golf Day

Last week the PCA technical team attended the DB Group charity golf day. The day was held to raise funds for the Lighthouse Club who provide financial and emotional support to the construction community and their families.

The day not only gave the team the opportunity to enjoy a round of golf and support a great charity, but also to engage with architects and contractors who have an interest in waterproofing.

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Celebrating the Launch of BS 851188

To celebrate the launch of BS 851188, BSi is holding an event on 1st October at their Chiswick offices.

PAS 1188 came up for review in 2016 and BSI has undertaken to develop this into two British Standards – BS 851188-1 and BS 851188-2, building on Parts 1-4 of PAS 1188, installation, aftercare and operation and, changes to address the leakage testing regime to bring it in line with other test protocols.

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Step into Summer 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)

Technicians: Damp & Timber

The 2-day course is designed to enhance a technician’s knowledge and understanding, as well providing a good foundation for those who have recently commenced a career in the building preservation industry. Successful candidates will be entitled to refer to themselves as a ‘PCA Qualified Technician (PCAQT)’.

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

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A Study on Cavity Wall Insulation in Northern Ireland

Over the past couple of years the PCA has delivered a number of presentations to property professionals concerning dampness, which can be caused by cavity wall insulation. A recent study has highlighted the extent of the problem which is likely to be a common cause of dampness found by PCA members in the future.

Of the 800 social housing executive stock involved in the study, 63% were non-compliant to current standards, compared with the 100 private homes of which only 36% were non-compliant

Click to read the full study (175 pages worth) via the button below.

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