Jennifer

7
Aug

Call for entries: Furniture Design Competition

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), South African Furniture Initiative (SAFI), Proudly South African, and their partners , invites South African Designers to participate in the Furniture Design Competition. Entries are opened in the following categories: • Student categories – Designed Students registered in South African Educational Institutes • Established Furniture designers/ Manufacturers – For Manufacturing Companies/Designers. The

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6
Aug

CPD-accredited roof inspector training to boost skills in the construction industry

[Johannesburg, 6 August 2018]: The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), the professional body for the engineered timber construction sector, will be hosting a CPD-accredited Roof Inspector Training Course at its head office in Isando from 28-30 August 2018.    The training course, which covers a comprehensive technical overview of timber roof structures, aims to enable: any technical person

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19
Jul

ITC-SA to host CPD-accredited timber conference at Interbuild Africa

[Johannesburg, 19 July 2018]: The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), SAQA-accredited professional body and watchdog for the timber construction industry in South Africa, will be hosting a CPD-accredited timber construction conference on the 16th of August at Expo Centre Nasrec as part of the upcoming Interbuild Africa 2018. As part of its mission to create and maintain standards

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16
Jul

New roof for rural KZN church on heritage site

In 2014 Lead Architects undertook a development masterplan of the Albini Mission situated in Ntshongweni, KwaZulu-Natal, for the Catholic Archdiocese. Construction company, F Verbaan Construction, roofing contractor, GWR Roofing, together with Use-it, suppliers of Rambrick bricks, have all become key contributors in the rebuilding and restoration of this *AMAFA site. The 80-year-old church is receiving a restoration that is not

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12
Jul

The Rands and cents of timber construction

The advantages that come with using timber in construction are numerous and while there are clear, refutable misconceptions relating to this building material in South Africa, views around its affordability – and potential for affordability – as a construction material are varied. By Jennifer Rees, Director of Haas&DAS Communications. The most commonly held misconceptions among consumers and some facets of

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26
Jun

ITC-SA to host conference at Interbuild Africa

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), SAQA-accredited professional body for the timber construction sector in South Africa, will be hosting a conference on the 16th of August at Interbuild Africa, which is set to take place from 15 to 18 August at Expo Centre Nasrec in Johannesburg. As part of its mission to create and maintain standards in

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22
Jun

Harvey Roofing Products: Roof tile installation training procedure

Harvey Roofing Tiles undergo the most stringent quality tests in order to ensure our valued end users receive a roof tile that is durable and maintenance free. However, when it comes to the actual installation of Harvey Roof Tiles, we have no direct control over the workmanship of installers. Harvey Roofing Product provides product-specific training to installers/contractors who wish to

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14
May

Harveytile: Roofing with brains & brawn

Choosing any building product can be a process fraught with potential problems; not only does one need to be satisfied that the product is suitable for its intended use, but one must also be entirely confident that the product is reputable, reliable and well established. Since 1967 Harvey Roofing Products (HRP), a division of Macsteel Service Centres SA, have been manufacturing revolutionary

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11
May

ITC-SA PR representative nominated for African Construction Awards

Haas&DAS Communications, specialists in public relations for the timber construction sector and public relations representative for the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) since 2016, has been nominated for the African Construction Awards in its Media & Communications category. Jennifer Rees, Haas&DAS Communications (H&D) Director, says, “Much of the good work of the construction sector is only known through

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20
Apr

WeTheCity: Memory & Resilience | Architecture ZA 2018

ArchitectureZA 2018 (#AZA18), Africa’s premier urban cultural festival focused on architecture, will be held at 012central in the Pretoria inner city from 3-5 May 2018. Presented and hosted by the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) and co-hosted by the University of Pretoria (UP) and the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), this three-day festival comprises two days of conference presentations

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