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Mould In Buildings Under The Spotlight At PCA Conference

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Published by Jo Foster for Property Care Association in Housing and also in Education, Environment, Health, Local Government

Professor Narash Magen and Dr David Aldred, of the mycology department at Cranfield University, will discuss the causes and health implications of mould in occupied buildings at this year’s Property Care Association (PCA) Annual Conference.

The UK trade body will host a debate on the highly-topical subject at its flagship event, taking place at the Royal Armouries in Leeds on April 3.

Regarded as the most important date on the PCA calendar for members and non-members alike, the conference is relevant to social housing representatives, as well as local authority and environmental health professionals with an interest in properties.

Steve Hodgson, chief executive officer of the PCA said: “There are polarised opinions on the health effects of mould in buildings and we look forward to an interesting perspective to the debate at our annual conference. 

“It’s an issue that is becoming much more contentious. Increasingly homeowners and tenants are putting on pressure to address the problem, and are turning to social housing and local authority providers, as well as insurers, to address the clean-up work.”

Other topics on the conference agenda include building conservation, with Douglas Kent, Technical Secretary at the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) sharing his expertise at the event.

Chris Netherton, from The National Flood School, will be talking about the strategies relating to flood repair rather than replacement, and the need for property owners to do more to protect themselves from the effects of flooding.

All Property Care Association members are entitled to one free place at the conference, with extra places, and entry for non-PCA members costing just £20+VAT per person.

For those participating in the CPD scheme, each short seminar is worth two CPD points.

Early booking is strongly recommended as places are limited.

For further information contact sue@property-care.org or call 0844 375 4301.

www.property-care.org

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