PCA course on Writing Expert Reports

Expert Witness Training via the PCA – any good?   Yesterday I was at the Property Care Association HQ (PCA), to attend the Writing Expert Reports course.  This is one of the growing number of specialist additional courses the PCA have been adding to their already extensive suite. Lynden Alexander of Professional Solutions delivered a fascinating day, […]

PCA conference 2016

  What a PCA conference it was! CEO Stephen Hodgson was able to tell delegates that the PCA is in great shape (as if we didn’t know). Over the past year PCA has delivered 2000 days of training and membership is growing well above 400 firms and individuals. Great stuff. Great speakers from across the […]

Retrofit insulation Traditional Buildings

Retro-Fit Insulation Traditional Buildings. I was a guest at the Yorkshire branch AGM of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation today.  The AGM was for members only, but it was preceded by two fascinating presentations, which I sat in on. John Preston gave a presentation on the Impact of Retrofit insulation on traditional Buildings. Nick […]

Property Care experts plan industry wide improvements

I spent the day with some leading lights of the Property Care Association this week. The event was a meeting of the PCA examiners and markers from all sections of the PCA. This included the preservation sector for the CSRT (Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments), the Structural waterproofing section CSSW (Certificated surveyor in structural waterproofing), […]

The Property Care Association conference 2015

I attended the Property Care Association conference last week. It was the best yet, with five speakers on a wide range of relevant preservation topics.   The first was Peter Wilson of The Wood Studio   The wood studio is part of the Forest products section of Edinburgh Napier University.His presentation was excellent, filled with […]

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