The National Artisan Training Centre of the CSIR-BRRI, Kumasi, announces the under-listed fee-paying short courses which begin in June, 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 (leveling, traversing, volume computation and setting out); GPS Survey (fundamentals of GPS, data collection, processing and reporting); GIS (Introduction to GIS, data capture, processing, management, analysis and display); Computer-assisted drawing; Health, Safety and Welfare i Construction; Basic Project Management Skills; etc.
2. Fundamental Training in Soil and Rock Mechanics
Module 1: Field Work (Two Weeks)
Fied Identification of Soils and Rocks; Drilling/test pit excavation; Sample collection, sample preparation and Site location.
Module 2: Laboratory Works I (Four Weeks)
Atterberg Limit Tests; Grading Tests; Digital Terrain Model (DTM) Data Capture; Resistivity Measurements of Rocks and Seismic Data Capture; Triaxial Tests; Compaction Tests; California Bearing Ratio (CBR) Tests; DTM Data Processing; Seismic Data Processing; Resistivity Data Processing; Consolidation Tests; Data Preparation and DTM Data Presentation.
Module 3: Laboratory Work II 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 and Submission of Individual Reports.
3. Specialist Training for Foremen (Four Weeks)
Basic Interpretation of Architectural and Structural Engineering Drawings (Including Masonry, Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing,etc.); Setting Out; Concrete Technology (Aggregate types, Cement types, Cement/Water Ratio, Slump Test); Column Foundation Footing; Anti-Termite Treatment Technology Transfer; Basic Project Management Skills; Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction; Clay Pozzolana Application and Best Practices in using Building Materials
4. Steel Fixing/Bending Course (Four Weeks)
Basic Interpretation of Architectural and Structural Engineering Drawings; Foundation Plan; Column Foundation Footing; General Arrangements; Specifications and Reinforcement
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
District Assembly Staff, GREDA Members, Contractors’ Association, Individual Artisans, Foremen, Senior High/Technical/ NVTI School Leavers, CTC & HND Holders, etc.
Tel: 03220 60221/60065 Mobile: 0202290586 / 0244463246 / 0244210310