X-Calibur Construction Chemistry recently held a training course for professionals in the building industry in Kenya on the fundamentals of concrete technology.
The 3 day course was held under the auspices of the University of Johannesburg and was facilitated by Mr Jannes Bester of the Civil Engineering Science Department at the university. The course which focused on industrial flooring concluded with the trainees sitting an exam and getting a certificate awarded by the University of Johannesburg. According to Mr Bester the course intends to provide improved site practice and understanding of the properties of concrete.
The training course was conducted for 2 groups one consisting of invited professionals and another consisting of students from the University of Nairobi
Speaking to Construction Review on the sidelines of the training seminar, Mr Brian Davies the Managing Director of X-Calibur Construction Chemistry said that the need for the course arose when it was realized that there was a lack of adequate knowledge of the right application and benefits of chemical admixtures used in concrete which is evident when ground slabs begin to crack and have poor long term durability.
According to Mr Davies their company’s Engineers for Africa Initiative has been held in other countries in Africa. Last year 30 engineers were trained in Ethiopia and this year they hope to train 55 Kenyans and 100 Nigerians. The company which is a technology leader prefers to focus on capacity building rather than product seminars
X-Calibur Construction Chemistry is an American company with operations in 18 countries around the world and focuses on the supply of high quality specialist construction products