Technical training

Technical training: Civil engineer Maura Alejandra Hernández Correa from Sika explains Sika's waterproofing and roofing product portfolio to a development team from Moyao Architects in Mexico City.

In 2016, some 5,000 designers, architects and engineers attended Sika training courses in Mexico. These courses are an important component of local market development activities. "To be considered as supplier for major construction project in Mexico, architects and engineers need to know our products and systems," explains Rubén Ramirez from the Mexican Specifications team, who is responsible for training. That way Sika products could feed into project specifications at an early stage and become the standard choice. At the same time, the training helps to develop construction expertise within the country. “The feedback from the people attending our courses, workshops and technical presentations is consistently positive," says Ramirez. "For professionals, events of this quality offer a vital means of keeping up-to-date with state-of-the-art product solutions and innovations." Sika cultivates relations with the foremost universities and professional organizations in Mexico, and actively participates in their events and conferences. This enables students and graduates to familiarize themselves with Sika and its building solutions at the very start of their career. Sika is also present on construction sites and last year provided training for over 20,000 product users.