New Waterproofing Workshop from the PCA
03/18/2010

Methods and maintenance of different structural waterproofing systems are being covered in a new course offered by the Property Care Association (PCA).

Online PR News – 18-March-2010 – – The one-day course, entitled Practical Aspects of Structural Waterproofing, targets property and building professionals who want to understand more about the processes and materials used in waterproofing buildings, both above and below ground.

The first workshop, run by Phil Hewitt, a leading UK consultant and expert witness in the area of structural waterproofing, is to be held at the PCA’s Huntingdon headquarters on 20 April.

Aimed at experienced technicians, as well as those at the beginning of their career in building restoration, the course may also be useful to architects, estimators and building surveyors with an interest in the subject.

The programme covers the common forms of waterproofing, advantages and disadvantages of each system and how to select the right system for a particular situation.

Other areas include surface preparation and application of cementitious systems, installation and maintenance of drainage systems, and health and safety obligations, as well as the importance of understanding BS8102, the code of practice for protection of below ground structures against water from the ground.

A range of training is provided by the PCA – the UK trade body for the structural waterproofing, wood preservation, damp-proofing, flood remediation and structural repair sectors – which is relevant for property and construction professionals and available to members and non-members of the Association. To find out more and see the Association’s prospectus, log onto the website www.property-care.org or telephone 0844 375 4301.

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Notes To Editors

Noted for its training and technical expertise, The Property Care Association (PCA) represents the UK’s structural waterproofing, wood preservation, damp-proofing, flood remediation and structural repair sectors.

It incorporates the British Wood Preserving and Damp-proofing Association (BWPDA), which has been in formation for more than 75 years.

The PCA is a member of TrustMark the scheme supported by the Government, to help property owners find reliable and trustworthy tradespeople to make home improvements.

Its contractor members are all carefully vetted before being awarded membership - and are then subject to rigorous auditing procedures once admitted to the Association.

As well as delivering a trusted repair procedure, PCA members are able to carry out specialist surveys as part of the house-buying procedure to identify potential problems – as well as a range of other services designed to preserve and protect homes and buildings across the UK.

To find a PCA member log on to http://www.property-care.org and select the ‘Find A Member’ service.

Press release issued by Lis Foster of Shepherd PR Limited, on behalf of the Property Care Association, telephone 01538 308685, mobile 07985 129315.