Construction Industry Development Council [CIDC] in association with Institute for International Talent Development, Private Limited [IITD], conducted a training and certification Course in Waterproofing Systems for Durable Buildings. The course will train waterproofing professionals and entrepreneurs to advance their skills in structural waterproofing. The main objective of the program was held to help participants’ up-skill or launch startups in waterproofing.

The program was inaugurated by Minister for PWD, Nilesh Cabral and Dr. P. R. Swarup, Director General, CIDC and Samir Surlaker, Director, IITD. Himanshu Kapadia, President, CCMA graced the occasion. The speakers motivated the attendees to be interactive, attentive and be a part of a new and Skilled India. Sunny Surlaker, who conceptualised the program, started the technical sessions immediately thereafter. The program covered modern construction chemicals and techniques for waterproofing, concrete repairs, concrete protection, injection grouting and concrete technology. The highly interactive program covered theory as well as practical demonstrations.

The course offers a nationally recognised Certification of Competency, conferred by the Construction Industry Development Council [CIDC]. CIDC, an apex body in the construction industry, was setup with the Planning Commission / Niti Aayog and works to develop the Indian Construction Industry. IITD is its training partner in the field of waterproofing. This program is a huge step in NSDC’s Skill India Program and seeks more participation from Goan entrepreneurs.

The various segments in the training program were covered by field experts. Sunny Surlaker covered concrete technology, waterproofing, repairs, and detailing.

Samir Surlaker, spoke about the industry, Robert D’Souza and Rajesh Prabhu discussed practical / challenging and case studies in injection grouting and joints. Prasad Bhobe and Shounak Vaigankar conducted practical demonstrations for using admixtures, repair systems, waterproofing and injection grouting. Sujay Surlaker, covered costing and estimation of various product systems. The highlight of the program was an International Trainer, Paulo Tsingos, an international expert geotechnical engineer and veteran in Injection Technologies from F. Willich, Germany, who trained participants in injection grouting.

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