Learning Series

  • Essential Learning Series by Kilsaran

The Essential Learning Series from Kilsaran International is a suite of training and professional development modules devised to enhance the core skills and knowledge of industry professionals. 

Designed to bridge the gap between the interpretation of industry standards and their implementation, this suite of sessions will provide a comprehensive overview of the evolving trends and common place issues currently affecting the construction industry.  Training is intended to balance theory and practicality and to meet the day-to-day needs of the construction professional.

This program will benefit all construction professionals who want to have a better understanding of today’s complex construction industry standards. It will examine the roles, responsibilities and perspectives of all parties. It will provide an overview of current industry standards, identify common issues and considerations, and offer practical tips and information for standard adherence and implementation.

Series 1 - Masonry Block Products

Series 2 - Aggregates

Series 3 - Concrete Products

Series 4 - Mortars & Renders

Series 5 - Bituminous Materials


Series One - Masonry Blocks

  • CE/DOPs -  WHAT do they actually tell you?

  • IS EN 771 – WHEN is a category 1 block a category 1 block ?

  • IS EN 771 – WHY is factory production control so important ?

The session will provide an understanding of the requirements of EN771 – 3 along with an understanding of the information provided on CE certs and DOPs.

Series Two - Aggregates

  • European Standards overview for all aggregate products

  • Irish Standards, EN standard guidance

  • CE & DOP Interpretation

  • S.R.21:2016, what are the main changes

  • I.S.888:2016 what it covers  

  • TTI(N.R.A.) how they relate to the EN standard

Series Three - Concrete

  • Concrete Mix Materials - Current Specifications

  • I.S. EN 206-1 - An Update  

  • Ready Mix Concrete Product Range

Series Four - Mortars & Renders

  • Masonry Mortar & Rendering Mortar Materials

  • What Standards apply to rendering and masonry mortars

    • o EN 998-1 – Rendering Mortars

    • o EN 998-2 - Masonry Mortars

    • o EN 15824 – Rendering Mortars based on Organic binders

    • o EN 13914 – Design, preparation and application of external rendering and internal plastering

    • o SR 325 + EN 1996 (Eurocode 6)

  • Types of rendering and masonry mortars

  • Classification of rendering and masonry mortars

  • Specifying mortars and renders - Design Considerations

  • Product certification and independent testing

Series Five - Bituminous Materials

  • Bituminous Materials and their applications. 
  • Manufacturing and laying process. 
  • Standards
    • TII/DOE
    • EN
    • For non-road uses
  • Specifying Asphalt Materials - Design Considerations 
    • Traffic volumes and type
    • Pavement purpose
    • Durability, Appearance & Maintenance 
  • Product Certification 
  • Case Studies
  • Questions/Discussion

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Further events for each of the above will be scheduled in 2017.

If you would like to book any one or all of the above seminars for your staff please contact us on learningseries@kilsaran.ie