"Builder of the Year"

The "Builder of the Year" contest is the brainchild of Peruvian-based Senico. The contest has been running since 1993, underlining the social responsibility assumed by this institution, with its long and successful track record in training young professionals in the construction industry.

Many children come from broken homes

The beneficiaries of the 2014 contest were the children of the "Rayito de Sol" school (officially known as Initial Educational Institution No. 648), located in the district of Villa Maria del Triunfo and whose classrooms accommodate an average of 250 pre-school children between 2 and 5 years old. Many of these children come from broken homes and live in precarious economic circumstances.

Increased productivity and improved quality of life

Senico is a national training service for the construction industry. Its purpose is the training of workers in the construction sector, non-university higher education, and development of research related to the problems of housing and construction, as well as proposing technical standards to be applied nationally. Its mission is to provide excellent training and research, to evaluate and propose innovative construction system standards for the development of the construction industry, and to contribute to increasing construction companies’ productivity and improving people’s quality of life.

Laying ceramic tiles in 4 classrooms

Sika Peru seized the opportunity to contribute to this worthy cause, donating the prize for the team ranking third. Held on Wednesday, 22 October, the competition consisted of laying about 200 m2 of ceramic tiles in the school’s 4 classrooms.

This year, 22 teams entered the competition, each one comprising an instructor and his assistant. The four judges were also tasked with monitoring the entire process. They represented the Peruvian Chamber of Construction, the Engineers Association of Peru, Tile Company Ceramics San Lorenzo, and Senico.

At the end of a day focused on teamwork and a strong sense of social commitment, the CISSAC crew won the Golden Trowel ("Badilejo de Oro") and also took third place to win the Bronze Trowel ("Badilejo de Bronce") donated by Sika Peru. Runners-up Cosapi received the Silver Trowel ("Badilejo Plateado").

Vast improvements could be seen

With the support of its Technical Team, Sika carried out improvements on the pre-school’s outside play area. Work included sealing concrete joints with Sikaflex® 11 FC, repairing floor cracks with SikaDur® and Sika Rep®, repairing part of the playground SikaGrout® and SikaDur®, and repairing the back wall with Igol Sellamuro®.

The “Rayito de Sol” educational community was grateful for the coordinated action of SENCICO and SIKA. When the contest was over, it was possible to see the improvements in benefit for the children.

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