Global building products manufacturer, Sika, has launched an innovative eLearning platform in order to further professional development in a wide range of construction-based products and practices.
The Sika UK Knowledge Centre offers a variety of interactive training experiences. Accessible to its customers for them to build on their trade skills, the cloud-based initiative – one of the first customer-led services of its kind – is free and available for anyone to use on-demand.
Lee Sleight, Business Unit Manager at Sika for TM Waterproofing, Concrete and Specialist Construction Solutions, said: “We are delighted to launch the Sika UK Knowledge Centre, a library of interactive courses that opens-up a world of learning opportunity for customers who want to improve their construction-based skills. In-turn, we believe the industry itself will benefit from our inventive initiative, as it can only help improve building standards.”
The Sika Knowledge Centre contains a raft of content designed to upgrade users’ capability in a range of constructional practices including concrete repair and refurbishment. There are ‘How-to’ videos and webinars on issues such as structural strengthening and bonding, basic concrete technology, grout basics, and fully-bonded waterproofing membranes. The platform also includes courses on fibre-reinforced concrete, and an introduction to cementitious waterproofing mortars is also included, with automatic certificate generation available to recognise learning achievements. These can be linked to the user’s LinkedIn profile as proof of their efforts.
With an extensive array of courses already available, the library’s interactive offering will continue to grow over the coming months to include additional learning content.
Lee added: “The Sika Knowledge Centre is designed for all our customers, whether they be a contractor, specifier or a builder’s merchant. Insights into a wealth of building knowhow is available at their fingertips. All they have to do is log-on, and learn.”
To access the Sika Knowledge Centre, visit: https://gbr.knowledge.sika.com/