Sika sponsors Master Builder NSW waterproofing courses
Sika has partnered with Master Builders Association New South Wales (MBA NSW) as the official sponsor of its suite of waterproofing courses. Under the agreement, Sika will supply waterproofing products for more than 30 courses a year and provide expert insights with presentations from the Sika team.
Brett Finucane, State Sales Manager at Sika said: “The waterproofing courses from MBA NSW are ideal for busy building, construction and waterproofing practitioners looking to upskill in a hands-on learning environment with high quality teaching. We are proud to partner with MBA NSW to advance the skills and knowledge of the internal and exterior waterproofing sector.”
Held at MBA NSW’s new training facility in Baulkham Hills, the courses cover practical and technical applications of the waterproofing discipline. The Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing for experienced practitioners is run over four days, more than 10 times a year. Upon successful completion, participants receive a nationally recognised qualification and are eligible to apply to NSW Fair Trading for a waterproofing licence. The course accounts for 23 CPD points for builders.
MBA NSW also regularly runs one day courses in Sydney and select regional centres. Upon completion, builders can receive 12 CPD points.
Andrew Golle, MBA NSW waterproofing trainer said: “Sika is widely regarded as the industry leader in waterproofing. The use of Sika products and expertise will add an invaluable practical component to the course and provide a direct link between waterproofing practitioners and an established manufacturer. We look forward to working with the Sika team to provide the highest level of education and training to waterproofing professionals.”
Sika will provide course participants with information on new products, technical data and material specification services. Under the agreement, Sika will also be granted access to Master Builder’s training facility in Baulkham Hills to conduct internal training.
MBA NSW one day CPD courses in Sydney and select regional centres include:
• Waterproofing Best Practical Applications for builders, waterproofing applicators and project managers
• Waterproofing Compliance and Inspection for builders, council inspectors and certifiers,
• External Waterproofing & Remedial Waterproofing for builders, project managers and building designers.
Pictured: The Sika and Master Builder NSW team.
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Sika Australia profile
Sika Australia, located in Wetherill Park, NSW is part of a globally active specialty chemical company. Sika supplies the building and construction industry as well as manufacturing industries (automotive, bus, truck, rail, solar and wind power plants, facades). Sika is a leader in processing materials used in sealing, bonding, damping, reinforcing and protecting load-bearing structures. Sika’s product lines feature high-quality concrete admixtures, specialty mortars, sealants and adhesives, damping and reinforcing materials, structural strengthening systems, industrial flooring as well as roofing and waterproofing systems. Worldwide local presence in 80 countries and some 15 200 employees’ link customers directly to Sika and guarantee the success of all partners. Sika global generated annual sales of CHF 4 829 million in 2012.