SIKA E-LEARNING PLATFORM EXPANDS CONTENT TO IMPROVE PROFESSIONAL SKILLSET ACROSS A RANGE OF BUILDING SECTORS
Global building products manufacturer, Sika, has expanded its e-Learning platform to include on-demand webinars aimed at giving customers greater insights into a range of practices and products in the waterproofing, roofing and concrete refurbishment sector.
The presentations are available via the Sika UK Knowledge Centre, which is accessible to Sika customers for them to build on their trade skills. The cloud-based initiative is free and available for anyone to use at any time.
The latest online learning opportunities available via the Knowledge Centre include a webinar on how to create the ultimate waterproof drainage system. With each presentation hosted by a member of Sika’s technical team, other webinars include guidance on building efficiency within façade design, bonding excellence, the benefits of fibre-reinforced concrete, and successful floor design and specification. The Sika UK Knowledge Centre has also been expanded to provide an in-depth introduction to Sika roofing solutions: the structural waterproofing system, SikaBit® ProMelt, and Sika® Pro-Tecta, which is ideal for metal roof refurbishment.
Cheryl Douglas, Head of Marketing at Sika Limited said: “This is an excellent development in the implementation of our innovative Sika UK Knowledge Centre, which presents a fantastic opportunity for customers to access new guidance and gain new skills at a time that is convenient. The roofing webinars are designed to improve the specification and installation process, with the overall aim of upholding best practice standards across the industry. We urge customers to visit the Sika UK Knowledge Centre to discover how it can assist their next building project.”
A highlight of the free-to-join webinars available via the Sika UK Knowledge Centre is an offering titled ‘An Introduction to Sika Limited – Basement to Roof Solutions’ https://gbr.knowledge.sika.
Other informative webinar content includes a look at structural strengthening with carbon fibre polymer reinforcement for concrete structures. This programme includes a focus on Sika’s Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) software, an innovative design tool for the selection of required FRP dimensions to provide flexural strengthening, shear strengthening or confinement of reinforced concrete sections.
With a diverse library of educational courses already available on matters relating to sectors across the construction industry, the Sika UK Knowledge Centre’s interactive offering will continue to grow over the coming months to include additional learning content.
Cheryl Douglas added: “Whether they be a contractor, specifier or builder’s merchant, a visit to the Sika Knowledge Centre will benefit any of our customers. We urge them to take a moment of their time to log on to the website where a wealth of building-based knowhow is available at their fingertips.”
Sika has been shortlisted for a Concrete Repair Association (CRA) award for its innovative concrete repair range which sets a new standard for low environmental impact.
The new products launched as part of the MonoTop® range consist of the following: – Sika MonoTop®-1010, Sika MonoTop®-3020, MonoTop®-4012, which generates less CO2 emissions compared to other concrete repair solutions – up to 1 tonne of CO2 per 100m2 – earned its CRA nomination in the ‘Innovation’ category. Ideal for new-build and refurbishment projects, MonoTop® rewrites the rule book in terms of low-carbon concrete repair. Its sustainability is enhanced by its dust-reducing properties which limit particle emissions by up to 70% during application, resulting in safer, less-polluted, more comfortable on-site working conditions for operatives.
John Baron, Business Unit Manager, Specialist Construction Solutions at Sika, said: “The MonoTop® range highlights Sika’s commitment to developing products which achieve new levels of sustainability without compromising the company’s primary function as a trusted repair resource. The CRA nomination, of which we’re extremely proud, is in recognition of this ability. MonoTop®’’s production is a testament to the technical ingenuity of our superb research and development teams.”