The National Artisan Training Centre of the CSIR-BRRI, Kumasi, announces the
under-listed fee-paying short courses from November 3-28, 2014 and invites
interested persons and organisations to register:
1. Geomatic Surveying Technician Course using Total Station, GPS and GIS (Four Weeks)
Conventional Surveying Techniques using Total Station, GPS Survey; GIS; Computer-assisted drawing; Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction; etc.
Minimum Entry Requirements: i. Senior High/Technical /NVTI qualification ii. Practicing Survey Technicians with BECE/MSLC qualification
2. Geotechnician Training Course
Module 1: Field Work (Two Weeks) Drilling/Test Pit Excavation; In-Situ Soil Testing, Sample Collection, Sample Preparation and Site Selection.
Module 2: Laboratory Works (Four Weeks) Atterberg Limit Tests; Grading Tests; Digital Terrain Model (DTM) Data Capture and Processing; Resistivity Measurements of Rocks and Seismic Data Capture and Processing ; Triaxial Tests; Compaction Tests; California Bearing Ratio (CBR) Tests; Consolidation Tests. Laboratory Report Preparation.
Minimum Entry Requirements: Senior High/Technical School qualification
Module 3: Laboratory Work and Reporting (Two Weeks) Continuation of Consolidation Tests; Triaxial Shear Tests, including, Unconsolidated; undrained, Consolidated Undrained and Consolidated Drained; Data Preparation; Resistivity Data Processing; Seismic Data Processing; Report Writing; Group Reports Presentation.
Module 4: QA/QC for Earth Works
Field Density Testing; Double Ring Infiltration; Speedy Moisture Tests; HILF Test.
Minimum Entry Requirements:
i. Holders of Modules 1 & 2
3. Construction Technology Training Course
Basic Interpretation of Architectural and Structural Engineering Drawings (Including Masonry, Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, etc.); Setting Out; Concrete Technology; Column Foundation Footing; Materials Management; Record Keeping; Foundation Plan & General Arrangement (Steel Fixing);Specifications & Reinforcement(Steel Fixing); Basic Estimating; Work Programme; The Site Supervisor; Labour Only Sub-Contract; Anti-Termite Treatment Technology Transfer; Project Management; Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction; Clay Pozzolana Application; M&E; etc.
Minimum Entry Requirements:
Works Supervisors/Clark of Works, Foremen, etc.
4. Brick and Compressed Earth Block (CEB) Laying
Basic Interpretation of Architectural and Structural Engineering Drawings; Anti-Termite Treatment Technology Transfer; Basic Project Management Skills;
Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction; Clay Pozzolana Application; Basic Hand Tools for Building Construction; Setting Out; Brick Work Dimensions; Erecting a Brick/CEB Wall; Using a Profile to Erect Corner and Maintain Alignment; Brick Wall Cutting to lean to Roof; Construction of Arches and Types; Methods of Reinforcements; Fire-Place Construction; Half-Brick Walls Stretcher Bond; Foundations and Footings; etc.
Minimum Entry Requirements: Practicing Masons with BECE/MSLC qualification.
For further enquiries, please contact: Mobile: 020 811 9255 /0244463246 / 0244210310