Knauf Drywall Training center is located at NORDA INDUSTRIES, Warehouse No 15, Mombasa Road, Nairobi-Kenya. Established in 2014 the training center seeks to present the knauf Drywall concepts and systems as the ultimate and futuristic solutions for interior and exterior walling requirements. It is intended to educate the drywall market on the regulations and standards applicable to the construction of different types of drywalls and ceilings, the ability to correctly interpret drawings and optimization of material requirements henceforth.
To present the Knauf Drywall Concepts and systems as the ultimate and futuristic solution for all interior and exterior walling requirements.
To adequately educate the drywall market on the regulations and standards applicable to the construction of different types of drywalls and ceilings, the ability to correctly interpret drawings and optimization of material requirements henceforth.
1. To train various applicators involved in drywall projects in order to achieve the standards recommended by Knauf
2. To organize for seminars for construction Contractors and subcontractors
3.To organize for seminars for various professionals involved in the Construction industry
4.To train young professionals through collaboration with various technical and educational institutions in Kenya
The target group will be:
Drywall applicators and technicians
Architects and Interior Designers
Contractors both main and sub
CURRENT CENTER CAPACITY;
Average of 20 participants per session
To train at least 300 participants of all categories in general, every year, but focusing more on job sites.
THE KNAUF TRAINING ACADEMY
Type and number of courses to be offered;
Introduction to drywall
Basic: Knauf drywall partitions (W11)
Basic: Knauf suspended ceiling systems (D11) and their design (D19)
Basic: Knauf drywall lining (W62)
Advanced: Knauf Cleaneo Acoustic ceilings
Advanced: Knauf AQUAPANEL interior systems
Advanced: Knauf AQUAPANEL exterior systems
Advanced: Fire safety
Advanced: Quality surface finishing
Custom trainings for special project needs
The courses will be more hands on for the applicators so that they can have a more thorough training to acquire the skills needed in real time projects. For students and professionals it will focus more on demonstration on the application of various systems.
All courses are covered within a stipulated period of time determined by the availability of a given group of trainees (full course).
Training for both practical and theory sessions will adopt a 50/50 model
A certificate of participation will be offered after the course.
A certificate of competence will be offered after an issued exam done following a stipulated pupilage period in practice of the Knauf Systems.
POLICY FOR CONTRACTORS AND THEIR APPLICATORS
Each contractor must have sent a minimum of 10 of his applicators for training so as to be certified by Knauf to use complete Knauf Systems.
Technical department will Inspect the sites that use Knauf systems in order to maintain the Knauf recommended standards.