PCA Weekly News - 6th September 2019

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • 1 day, 2 conferences – Have you booked yet?
  • Not 1, but 3 International Events for the PCA!
  • PCA Training Down Under!
  • It’s Game-Changing Time – Countrywide
  • IWCG Meeting Welcomes Environment Agency
  • The next RVG Meeting – Will you be attending?
  • A Moisture Balancing Act
  • Apprenticeships – Addressing the Skills Shortage
  • Training – Get Ready for Autumn

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:

2019 Building Preservation Conference – Find out More 2019 Invasive Weed Conference – Find out More


Not 1, but 3 International Events for the PCA!

September is always a big month for the Association as meetings, training and regional events start to gather momentum after the holiday season. However, this year it has increased significantly with a number of very high profile invitations drawing the Association to represent the PCA and its members at three international events.

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PCA Training Down Under!

This week we completed an intensive training and examination programme tailored to fit the needs of PCA member, Newton Waterproofing. This was developed following an increased interest in the Certificated Surveyor of Structural Waterproofing (CSSW) qualification from Structural Waterproofing Professionals in Australia and New Zealand!

The event welcomed six candidates who had travelled halfway around the world to complete the training and demonstrates the strength of the PCA brand and accredited training programme.

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IWCG Meeting Welcomes Environment Agency

Our next Invasive Weed Group Open Meeting takes place here at PCA’s offices on 17th September (10 am) and will include a formal presentation from Dr. Mark Diamond, Head of Ecology at the Environment Agency (EA).

The EA and DEFRA have been tasked by the Commons select committee to identify priorities for research and to seek collaboration with “major Japanese Knotweed remediation firms”. This is an important opportunity for the PCA to engage with Government and support the pursuit of science-based standards for the JKW management sector, so we hope as many members as possible will be able to attend and contribute.

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The next RVG Meeting – Will you be attending?

**REMINDER** The next Residential Ventilation Group meeting takes place at 10.30am on 26th September at the PCA Head Office. The agenda can be accessed via the button below.

Please confirm names of those attending, and any dietary requirements, to james@property-care.org. We are always keen to ensure that these meetings remain relevant, so if you would like to add anything else to the agenda please get in touch with James.

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A Moisture Balancing Act

PCA’s Technical Manager James Berry’s article ‘Moisture Balancing Act’ has been featured in the latest technical bulleting from Sava:

“Moisture held in the air has always been of great importance to all surveyors. Whilst the ventilation industry and building regs has moved a very long way to satisfy the needs of housebuilders, people in older houses and flats still struggle with moisture-related problems such as condensation and mould…”

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Apprenticeships – Addressing the Skills Shortage

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 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.

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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.

Basement Water Management

The course provides delegates with a general understanding of the complete system and enables them to ask the right questions when surveying and installing this type of equipment. Delivered at the PCA Practical Training Centre, delegates will be able to see a working pump station.

Fire Warden Training

This ONE-TIME-ONLY offer is your opportunity to attend a half-day basic fire warden course. Candidates will learn:

  • the principles of fire fighting equipment
  • evacuation procedures
  • fire warden duties
  • practical use of fire extinguishers using fire simulator human behaviour

This course will ensure that your duties under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 will be satisfied.

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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