The first batch comprising 45 masons and construction workers underwent three days of training from December 1 to December 3 and was given certificates on completion
The first batch comprising 45 masons and construction workers underwent three days of training from December 1 to December 3 and was given certificates on completion. They were trained by civil engineer instructors and a private architect in practical and theory classes. Bar binding techniques were also taught to the participants.
“The building collapse was a wake up call for us and a magisterial probe was initiated which concluded that substandard material was used in the construction. The foundations of the building was not deep rooted. The foundation of the building was without a base (dangga), which is essential for buildings in the hilly terrains. Subsequently, we realised the need to train local masons and construction workers about the techniques of making foundations and constructing building in the hills. The magisterial probe report was send to the CM office in October, 2019. Training for the next batch of masons will start in January, 2020,” informed KC Chaman Deputy Commissioner, Solan.