Dow Corning Corporation, a global leader in silicone technology, is sponsoring a Centre for Construction Expertise in India, dedicated to providing training tailored to the needs of India’s construction industry. Centre launched on two-year anniversary of Dow Corning’s Quality Bond™ program.
The Centre will conduct a range of construction-focused workshops across India over the coming year. Taught by construction industry professionals, these workshops are suitable for skilled and unskilled construction workers, contractors and fabricators, builders, apprentices and other contributors to this industry.
Speaking in Mumbai at the launch of the Centre, Jean-Paul Hautekeer, Dow Corning’s global marketing director for high-performance building, said, “Given the increased usage of high-performance silicone materials in the construction industry, there is an increasing demand for workers who are knowledgeable about these materials and skilled in their application. Through the Centre for Construction Expertise, Dow Corning is working to help meet that demand.”
The Centre has developed workshops on topics related to interiors as well as building façades, including:
- An overview of adhesives and sealants
- Weatherproofing joints
- Building expansion joints
- Sealant application in structural glazing
These workshops will be available at no charge for a limited time.
“We believe the Centre for Construction Expertise will greatly benefit India’s construction industry as a whole,” Hautekeer said. “Training programs like these can help improve the skill set of India’s workforce and enhance the quality and performance of construction projects. They can also promote safer work practices and increase job satisfaction among workers.”
More information about the Centre for Construction Expertise and the Centre’s upcoming workshops is available at www.centreconstructionexpertise.com.
About Dow Corning
Dow Corning (dowcorning.com) provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services via the company’s Dow Corning® and XIAMETER® brands. Dow Corning is equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. More than half of Dow Corning’s annual sales are outside the United States.
About High Performance Building Solutions
Dow Corning High Performance Building Solutions include proven materials for structural and protective glazing, weatherproofing, insulating glass, window and door fabrication, and building materials protection, as well as innovations for high-efficiency insulation, LED lighting, thermal management systems, and the incorporation of photovoltaic cells and solar panels into building design.
About Quality Bond™
Dow Corning Quality Bond™ is a tailored set of services and commitments relevant to members' specific needs based on their role in the construction project value chain. Quality Bond™ lifts silicone bonding and sealing to the highest quality level. This program is supported by Dow Corning’s state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, proven products, as well as best industry practices in quality control and assurance.
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