Technology transfer to Mexico

Technology transfer to MexicoDuring a technology transfer in Mexico, Sergio Betancourt demonstrated possible appropriate solutions for the production of construction materials and elements for popular housing in the state of Michoacán. Feasibility analysis about availability of local materials, theoretical and practical capacitation of project personnel and workers, setting up an integrated pilot production unit, and construction of a scale model at the local fair grounds, were some of the highlights of the mission. respuesta a una mayor cantidad de solicitudes de las familias de menores ingresos.

During a technology transfer in Mexico, Sergio Betancourt demonstrated possible appropriate solutions for the production of construction materials and elements for popular housing in the state of Michoacán. Feasibility analysis, theoretical and practical capacitation, setting up a pilot unit, and construction of a scale model at the local fair grounds were some of the highlights of the mission.

The principal purpose was to demonstrate to the municipalities of the state of Mochoacán the different alternatives that can be utilized in order to take optimal advantage of local resources, especially prime material, thereby reducing production costs and resolving the housing needs of a greater number of families with low incomes. At the same time, the project would have a greater social impact, not only with regard to improvement of housing, but also through the resulting generation of employment  in the EcoMaterials production facilities.

Basic information was obtained through a diagnostic study at the University of Michoacán, which was processed and selected with respect to the particular technology. The high incidence of local prime material of good quality indicated that production would be technically feasibile.

Technical people connected with the project received capacitation. In the case of engineers and architects this involved theory as well as practice, and exposure to scientific-technical information related to each of the technologies.

Technology transfer to MexicoTwo courses were presented at the Institute of Labor Capacitation.  Another important aspect was the capacitation of the operators and workers of the Pilot Plant team.

At the Morelia Fair Grounds an Integrated Production Unit was installed to serve as a base of capacitation and training of people related to production. A model was built to demonstrate the possibilities of application and quality of the materials produced.

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