PCA Weekly News – 7th June 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • Journey into how sub-floor airbricks work
  • Only 1 Week to go until the AGM & ‘Open Day’
  • The perfect platform for all things waterproofing!
  • We Need YOUR Suggestions – 2019 Conference
  • Invasive Plants? Correct identification is essential!
  • e-Learning Module – Occupational Cancers
  • Step into Summer with some Training!
  • In the News
  • New application for membership

Journey into how sub-floor airbricks work

Over the past few months your Association has been working in partnership with Historic England to examine the effects of airbricks on the atmosphere in the voids below suspended timber floors.

We are pleased to say our long-standing commitment to the use of airbricks and ventilation to protect ground floor timbers from decay is valid. Click on the button below to read the full article.

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MEMBERS ONLY: 1 Week to go – AGM & ‘Open Day’

This year our AGM will be held here at PCA Headquarters in Huntingdon on Thursday 13 June as part of our first ever ‘Open Day’. We are putting together an interesting agenda and we would love to see you!

If you’re unable to attend, don’t panic as we’re LIVE STREAMING the event! Contact sue@property-care.org to access the link & log-in details. Please also send in your proxy forms to Sue if you are unable to join us.

For those in attendance, there are 6 CPD points available for the FULL day and 3 CPD points for attending.

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2019 Structural Waterproofing Conference Programme

It’s official – the ‘2019 Structural Waterproofing conference’ programme is now LIVE! We have a fantastic line-up of speakers presenting the latest technical improvements and future developments in the industry, providing what really will be the perfect platform for all things structural waterproofing!

Register now for the ‘2019 International Structural Waterproofing Conference‘ and be part of the conversation! Booking has never been easier – simply click on the button below! If you need any guidance, help or assistance, feel free to contact us on 0844 375 4301.

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Invasive Plants? Correct identification is essential!

Here’s a thought for all the CSJK surveyors out there… what happens when you carry out a survey and submit a negative report, only to later discover that the site is in fact infected with invasive species?

How likely is this scenario? Probably more than you would like to think as our very own Dr Peter Fitzsimons discusses, available via the button below.

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e-Learning Module – Occupational Cancers

Take advantage of the Considerate Constructors Scheme new e-learning course, ‘Occupational Cancers’, designed to help the construction industry’s workforce improve its understanding of the risks and how to mitigate them.

The course is made freely available to the construction industry and can be accessed via the button below.

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We Need YOUR Suggestions – 2019 Conference

What do you think would make a good topic for the panel debate at the end of the 2019 International Structural Waterproofing Conference?

If you have any thoughts or suggestions, we would love to hear them. Simply click on the button to submit your views and questions.

A ‘thanks in advance’ to all for any suggestions you may submit.

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Step into Summer with some training

Safe Use of Biocides

In response to the restrictions being placed over the use of biocides, which has affected the availability of timber protection chemicals, this course has been a welcome initiative and is proving a huge success.

This one-day course will look at a selection of elements and will involve a short multiple-choice exam at the end of the day. We have also generated a Professional Users of Biocides Register for the Protection of Timber in Buildings and all candidates that pass the multiple-choice exam will be recorded on this register.

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

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