What's on the Weber training agenda at the Saint-Gobain Technical Academy, Bedfordshire
At the Saint-Gobain Technical Academy in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, Weber’s training programmes embrace all categories in the company’s diverse product range.
At the Saint-Gobain Technical Academy, in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, training courses on offer include External Wall Insulation (EWI), monocouche through-coloured renders, tile fixing, technical mortars and flooring systems.
Courses can be designed to meet product-specific requirements, or to suit different levels of experience and skills. Many one-day courses follow pre-determined content and are available on scheduled dates throughout the year.
“We understand how important training is for the future of the construction industry,” says James Mead, Technical Director, Saint-Gobain Weber, “and we tailor our courses to meet the ever changing requirements of the industry.”
“Our aim is to bridge the skills divide by up-skilling our customers and we continue to work closely with contractors to create specific courses to meet the requirements of their teams.”
A full programme of courses supports the best-practice application of Weber monocouche renders and render systems. Instruction is given on time-saving techniques, such as machine application which will ultimately benefit site efficiency and delivery, and the application and finishing techniques associated with these products.
Repair, protection and strengthening of concrete structures has become a growth area in the construction industry and Weber’s wide portfolio of technical mortar products and systems are designed to facilitate repair and structural strengthening. Course content emphasises the essential need for correct mixing, placement and curing of these products to achieve a reliable and robust result.
Weber offers a range of tiling courses, suitable for all skill levels. Popular courses include tiling onto underfloor heating, waterproofing and tanking and levelling compounds. The Saint-Gobain Technical Academy has purpose-designed practical areas and can provide bespoke training courses on request.
Designed for optimum speed and simplicity of application, Weber’s one-day flooring course is aimed at those using Weber flooring materials for the first time. These high performance products create a smooth and durable surface that is ready for foot traffic after only a few hours and are suitable for use as floating, unbonded and bonded screeds. Product-specific training can also be arranged.