Saint-Gobain Sub-Saharan Africa Delegation in South Africa
NO 1 Shale Road,
N1 Business Park
Old Johannesburg and Tlokwa roads
Kosmodal – Ext. 7
On 14 September 2017, Saint-Gobain conducted contractor training on ceiling and partition installation to built environment professionals at the CITF training centre in Gaborone, Botswana.
The Construction Industry Trust Fund (CITF) was established in 1991 as a centre for crash-course training. It uses competency based modular training to train and upgrade the skills of artisans and craftsmen to meet the demands and challenges of the building and construction industry.
Explaining the basics of installing Gyproc drywalling systems to ceiling and partition installers, the Saint-Gobain team demystified insulation by using Isover’s Think Pink Aerolite 50mm variant, a product that is readily available. They unpacked the benefits of insulation by cutting up the Aerolite, giving participants the opportunity to feel, touch and see how the product performs. After experiencing its non-hazardous properties and ease of use, they were convinced of the merits of Think Pink Aerolite.
The highlight of the training was the emphasis on how Isover insulation complements Gyproc’s systems, be it drywall or ceiling installations, as well as how Saint-Gobain approaches customers with not just a product, but solutions made up of a variety of products from all business units.
Nine CITF trainee students, two senior facilitators, nineteen contractors/installers and one architect attended the training.
“I have gained better insight into the Gyproc and Isover products and installation methods, enabling me to verify the soundness of drywall installations during my site inspections,” said the architect.