The training academy focuses on the interlocking soil-cement technology and is usually run in Johannesburg, South Africa. The training is 50% theory and 50% practical and aimed at providing an understanding behind the applications of the technology and then to implement those skills and knowledge in a practical environment.

The Hydraform interlocking block technology course is focused on soil-cement technology and all the key components for successful block making. This comprehensive course handles all the aspects of the Hydraform System from machine setup through to construction. The academy is aimed at Business owners / foreman / site managers / engineers to provide an understanding of the business of block production and how to run sites efficiently and effectively.

The Academy is conducted in ENGLISH. One French Academy is held annually, dates will be communicated.

The course covers

• Lecture based training practical sessions.
• Practical demonstrations.
• Questions and answers sessions.
• Basic health and safety procedures
• Material selection (soil / sand / aggregates / cement)
• Machine operation and mould changes
• Blockyard setup and block production
• Quality control
• Block Curing
• Practical construction and finishing


• All skill levels catered for.
• How to manage a successful block making business.
• Sales and marketing tips for your business.
• Certificate of Attendance.
• On completion of the programme you will have comprehensive knowledge of the system and the application thereof

The academy does NOT cover the conventional machine block production. Special classes can be arranged if required. Contact us should you be interested in this option [email protected]

In-country Academy sessions can be arranged based on demand and suitable infrastructure. Should you like us to host an academy with your company or organisation (minimum of 15 participants), please contact us to discuss your arrangements and requirements.

Course Cost

International Rate:

$995 per person (includes accommodation)
$680 per person (excludes accommodation)

South African residents/ citizens:

R12 990 per person (includes accommodation)
R8 200 per person (excludes accommodation)


22 – 26 July 2019
29 – 02 August 2019 (French Academy)

Training Academy

Training is a critical and vital part of implementing any new technology or equipment so that good products are manufactured and users understand the efficient and safe operation of the equipment.

20th – 24th June 2022 

Join us for this exciting comprehensive programme covering both Interlocking and Brick, Paving, Block Making Machines: 50% theory and 50% practical applications in the form of soil selection, tests, experiments, calculations, production and construction.

This course handles all aspects of the Hydraform Building systems from machine setup through to construction.

What we will cover;

Brick, Paving Technology

  • Aggregate
  • Machine Operation
  • Production
  • Machine Maintenance

Interlocking Soil Cement Technology

  • Soil Selection
  • Sieving
  • Mix Designs
  • Machine Operation and Maintenance
  • Diesel Engine Services and Chamber Maintenance
  • Block Yard Management and setup
  • Curing and Block Strength
  • Construction using Interlocking Blocks

On completion of the programme, you will leave with a comprehensive knowledge of the systems and the application thereof.

If you would like to attend, please contact [email protected] NOW as seats are limited.



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