SIRDC to host national MCR workshop in September

The SIRDC Building Technology Institute will host a national workshop on MCR tiles on September 19, 2003 in Harare. The workshop targets prospective house owners and builders, building cooperatives, property developers, local authorities, building societies and banks, as well as architects, engineers and other building trade professionals.

 

The SIRDC Building Technology Institute will host a national workshop on MCR tiles on September 19, 2003 in Harare. The workshop targets prospective house owners and builders, building cooperatives, property developers, local authorities, building societies and banks, as well as architects, engineers and other building trade professionals.

The BTI was instrumental in setting up Standards for MCR tiles with the Standards Association of Zimbabwe. These standards will be a focus of attention in the seminar.

Among the benefits for attending the workshop:

  • Introduction to the low cost roofing product and standards
  • Introduction to methods and technologies of lowering building costs
  • Information on current ongoing building research areas
  • Discussion on problems and solutions besetting the local construction industry

SIRDC (Scientific and Industrial Research and Development Centre) is a dynamic research institute in Harare, Zimbabwe, that consists of seven institutes that serve as the technical operational organs of SIRDC. Each institute is headed by a director who oversees the research scientists/engineers and technicians.

The BTI is the national focal point for research and development activities in Building Science and Technology. The work program of the BTI encompasses the whole technology spectrum of our built environment. Dr. J. C Kuchena is director of the BTI and received his PhD from the University of Kassel in Germany.

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