Apprentices get Durisol Block training at Millbank Primary School

By Tania Costantini

News

23rd May 2014

In partnership with the Shared Apprenticeship Scheme Y Prentis, WRW arranged a training day at our Millbank Primary School project for five bricklaying apprentices from Cardiff and Vale College and Bridgend College.

The apprentices, all studying for their NVQ Levels 2 and 3, attended a training session on site with Durisol to give them an insight into the innovative and sustainable block system.  Derek Atkins, Construction Manager of Durisol UK gave the training and the five apprentices were shown techniques on cutting and laying the blocks. The Apprentices were also briefed on the technical and design aspects of the blocks and the benefits of using them on construction projects.

The Durisol Block System is being incorporated into the new build elements of the Millbank Primary School project as part of Cardiff County Council and WRW's commitment to sustainability and maximising the use of Modern Methods of Construction.

Durisol is a Permanent Formwork System made from recycled timber which has been treated so that it doesn’t rot or burn. While at Millbank School the product will only reach a single storey, the system can be used to build both external and internal walls up to 26 storeys, above as well as below ground which then has a finish applied to the internal and external faces as normal, but without the need for a cavity.

Apprentices and Durisol Construction Manager

 

Apprentices learning to cut the Durisol Blocks

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