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Structural waterproofing conference takes high tech route

31/08/2018 National trade body The Property Care Association has invested in the latest technology to create an immersive experience for delegates at its forthcoming structural waterproofing conference. Insight into high-profile projects underground, technical details and an overview of liabilities and responsibilities are all being featured at the PCA’s third annual International Structural Waterproofing conference. Final […]


Trade body develops new register for professionals using biocides

07/08/2018 A training programme and professional-use register have been launched, enabling users of biocides in wood preservation products to demonstrate their specialist credentials in the safe and effective use of timber protection chemicals. The move comes as, over the past few years, restrictions over the use of biocides have been introduced, which have affected the […]


Trade body launches Call for Papers for structural waterproofing conference

04/07/2018 A national trade body is issuing a Call for Papers to construction academics, researchers and others with an interest in the structural waterproofing sector. The Property Care Association (PCA) is seeking research and academic papers and/or posters, for its third annual International Structural Waterproofing conference, taking place at The Slate, University of Warwick, Coventry […]

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show

19/04/2018 We were luckily enough to have some good weather for our behind the scenes video with Professor Max Wade – chair of the Property Care Association’s Invasive Weed Control Group – showing the PCA’s garden being produced for RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The film will explore how our gardens could be home to a […]


PCA members offered Chartered route for professional development from CABE

27/03/2018 Members of the Property Care Association are now able to achieve Chartered status through a collaboration with the Chartered Association of Building Engineers. Subject to meeting CABE’s stringent requirements, PCA members can attain the professional position of Chartered Building Engineer, awarded by CABE. Formed in 1925 as the Incorporated Association of Architects and Surveyors, […]


Invasive plants to take root at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

16/03/2018 A garden of invasive plants is being developed at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show by a national trade body, to emphasise an important message to visitors. Plants including buddleia, bamboo and montbretia might be a common sight in gardens across the country. But they are among a number of non-native species, including Japanese knotweed, […]


Building research academic appointed to examine rising humidity and wetness trend in UK homes

24/01/2018 A national trade association has appointed a building research academic to undertake pioneering research into air quality in UK homes. Dr Paula Lopez-Arce joins the Property Care Association (PCA) as part of an ongoing Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between the trade body and the University College London Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering (UCL […]


Call to broaden ventilation debate from UK trade body

19/12/2017 National trade body the Property Care Association is calling for research and academic papers to present at an international event focused on a major issue currently affecting UK properties – excess moisture in buildings. The PCA’s 2018 International Residential Ventilation & Preservation of Buildings Conference takes place on the 14th and 15th June at […]


Trade body warning on dangers of Giant Hogweed

19/09/2017 National trade body The Property Care Association is urging caution as the invasive weed Giant Hogweed takes hold. The plant’s sap is extremely toxic to the skin in sunlight, making it a danger to public health. And experts from the PCA say if anyone comes into contact with any part of the plant, followed […]