PCA Conference To Address Ventilation And Preservation Of Buildings


A trade body conference is quickly filling up with places, so you may want to book a place very soon. The conference is designed to give the inside information and how to handle excess moisture in a property and how to protect a building in the long-term.

The PCA (Property Car Association) has brought people from all over the world and with all different industry knowledge to share the best practice at the 2018 International Residential Ventilation & Preservation of Buildings Conference.

The conference will be taking place on 14th June until 15th June at The Slate, University of Warwick, in Coventry. This conference will offer the ultimate opportunity to investigate two huge topics in property; ventilation and preservation.

Also, as a trade body event, it offers a very appealing 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 schedule for the first day involves a view into residential ventilation, which the PCA says is vitally important to tackle issues with a new generation of humid homes.

The second day will explore the preservation of buildings; this will involve 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 taking part, while Dr Fernanado Sarce-Thomann of Chile will give an international perspective on acceptable limits of moisture in homes.

Steve Hodgson, Chief Executive of the PCA, said: “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.”

More details on the conference content and the speakers can be found at http://www.property-care.org/conferences.


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