Property professionals are invited to attend a free event where the Property Care Association (PCA) is delivering its new RIBA-approved CPD covering flood restoration.
Online PR News – 29-October-2009 – – Property professionals are invited to attend a free event where the Property Care Association (PCA) is delivering its new RIBA-approved CPD covering flood restoration.
As well as being of interest to architects, the CPD is aimed at a wide-range of people working in the property sector, including surveyors, construction managers, local authority and social housing professionals, facilities managers and heritage specialists.
The Flood Remediation CPD covers post flood investigations, repair strategies, the recognition and avoidance of problems, as well as the ‘designing in’ of flood resilience.
It is being delivered at the PCA’s Cambridgeshire-based headquarters, located in Lakeview Court, Ermine Business Park, Huntingdon. Taking place on 19 November between 12 noon and 2pm, the event includes a free sandwich lunch.
Noted for its training and technical expertise, the PCA represents the UK’s below ground waterproofing, damp control, timber preservation, structural repair and flood restoration sectors.
It incorporates the British Wood Preserving and Damp-proofing Association (BWPDA), which has been in formation for more than 75 years.
PCA training is a key role of the trade body and underpins its reputation as a major educational provider. The Association already has a well-established training programme that has operated for decades.
Yasmin Chopin, PCA executive director, said: “The delivery of this CPD offers property professionals a chance to gain some interesting background information to flood restoration and meet other people with an interest in the subject.”
To book a free place email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 08443 754 301 before Thursday, 12 November.
Recently, the PCA launched a new online resource centre dedicated to improving the repair and recovery of flooded buildings - as well as the protection and resilience of properties under threat from water.
The building maintenance trade body has developed www.property-care.org/flooding in a bid to raise awareness of the specialist work needed to deal with residential, commercial and industrial properties affected by floods.
Viewers online can watch a video on the subject, read news items, find out about PCA member training, and download technical information and case studies relating to real flood restoration projects.
www.property-care.org/flooding has been developed following on from the PCA’s introduction of its Flood Restoration Group, launched last year in a bid to tackle a spate of problematic repairs to flood damaged buildings in areas of the country that sustained severe flooding in 2007.
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 www.property-care.org and select the ‘Find A Member’ service.
Press release issued by Jane Shepherd of Shepherd PR Limited, 01538 308685, mobile 07985 129315.