International conference looks to the future in building preservation

A national trade body conference, which provides insight into the latest thinking and technology in the preservation and protection of buildings across the UK, has unveiled its agenda for this year’s event.

The 2019 Property Care Association International Building Preservation Conference takes place at The Slate, University of Warwick, on Thursday, November 21.

Speakers will include Lady Renee-Marie Young, of the National Landlords Association, as well as representatives from Nationwide and Historic England.

The full list of speakers and booking details can be found at:

James Berry, PCA’s Technical Manager said:

“Over the years, the conference has built up a reputation as a key event for anyone looking at how to tackle moisture issues in buildings.

“With challenges including a greater airtightness in buildings to meet environmental performance requirements, fuel poverty and a changing climate, the issue is becoming more and more significant in both the public and private sector.

“The format for the conference is a series of expert speakers and Q and A sessions.

“The day is designed to create engagement between speakers and delegates, all with the common goal of finding new and innovative ways to adapt to the challenges we face.

“Damp, uncomfortable homes take their toll on the health and wellbeing of the people who live in them and can really impact on a person’s quality of life.

“Such conditions can also lead to costly defects in a building’s structure and fabric.

“The PCA International Building Preservation Conference sets out how new technologies and advances, coupled with time-proven expertise and knowledge, can be drawn upon to address the issue.”

For the first-time in the Association’s conference history, the preservation event will run concurrently with the PCA’s Invasive Weed Control Conference, at The Slate.

More details on the agenda for that can be found at