Coimbatore:With acute shortage of workers in the construction sector, the local chapter of Builders Association of India is planning to set up a training centre in the city for construction workers.
As there was a huge demand for certified workers, the proposed Rs50 lakh centre would provide training in masonry, carpentry, plumbing and electrical works, G Ramamoorthi, Chairman of BAI, Coimbatore told reporters here today.
The Centre would have a quality control lab to test the quality of construction materials, a library and a knowledge and skill upgradation facility to enable technical staff avail of skill upgradation.
Productivity level of workers in India was low as compared to western countries, G.Srinivasan, newly elected chairman of the local chapter, said. R & D programmes would be undertaken to find innovative techniques and effective utilization of machinery.
It was also proposed to open a school of construction management, to train engineers in project management.
On the construction activities, Ramamoorthi said despite the boom in the sector for the last couple of years, the industry, confronted with the price increase of cement, steel and sand,was now facing price increase of jelly metal.