PCA

Last chance to book for Property Care Association conference

  • 4 Jun 2018

Time is quickly running out to book a place on a trade body conference, from the Property Care Association, developed to give inside information on how to tackle excess moisture in property and protect buildings for the long term.

Industry experts, academics and practitioners from worldwide will come together to share best practice at the 2018 International Residential Ventilation & Preservation of Buildings Conference.

From 14 – 15 June at The Slate, University of Warwick, in Coventry, the conference offers the perfect opportunity to investigate two major topics in property – ventilation and preservation.

Furthermore, as a trade body event, it offers an attractive pricing structure for a limited number of non-member delegates, with costs just £150 per day plus VAT, or £300 for both days, plus VAT.

The agenda for the first day features an insight into residential ventilation, which the PCA says is vitally important to tackle issues with a new generation of humid homes.

The second day looks at preservation in buildings, including defects in cavity wall insulation, the specification of pre-treated timber and an overview of the threats from emerging insects to timber in UK construction.

Speakers and panellists from RICS, the University College London Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering (UCL IEDE), UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings and Bangor University are partaking, while Chilean doctor Fernanado Sarce-Thomann will give an international perspective on acceptable limits of moisture in homes.

More details on the conference content and the speakers, including Dr Sarce-Thomann, can be found here 

Steve Hodgson, Chief Executive of the PCA, commented: “Property professionals are at the frontline in dealing with a subject area of increasing importance nationally, namely excessive atmospheric moisture in buildings.

“A number of factors are contributing to the rising trend, predominately linked with modern living – including increased levels of occupation and rising fuel costs, as well as a drive to make homes more energy efficient.

“Efforts to reduce air leakage through draught proofing and retrofit insulation, as well as the changing climate patterns – featuring warmer, wetter weather – are also of significance.

“We are looking forward to sharing the latest research, perspectives and best practice on these subjects and more over the two days.”

The PCA has also produced a video on moisture in buildings; click here for more info.

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