Bryan attended a Continuing Professional Development meeting, organised by the Institute of Specialist Surveyors and Engineers last Thursday night. The subject was ‘Flood remediation’. Or in plain English ‘how to dry out and then repair buildings damaged by flooding’. The presentation was done by Steve Hodgson, who is the general manager of the Property Care Association.
Steve gave a well informed and detailed lesson to the audience of members and prospective members. The talk was excellent and Steve answered questions and brought everyone up to date on the latest and best methods of dealing with the growing flood problem.
Bryan was particularly impressed with the section on latent defects, such as rising damp and Dry Rot, which are often overlooked in the hurry to repair flood damaged houses and which can reappear later, sometimes being mistakenly diagnosed as ‘secondary’ flooding.
The Institute is an excellent organisation in which to learn and develop. More of these CPD sessions are planned around the country.
One other nice benefit was a chance for Bryan to meet up with Peter Moon. Peter was in the same timber infestation surveyor’s class as Bryan at High Wycombe in 1981. He operates a respected and successful specialist firm and despite operating in Yorkshire the two of them had not met each other for nearly 30 years. The sad pair talked about damp and timber problems…….there’s no hope for either of them.
Attending these CPD top up sessions is an essential part of our strategy to maintain best practice in flood remediation and damp treatments.
Do call us for help and advice on flooding and have a look at the PCA’s flood restoration pages for further details.
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