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Workshop: Understanding Roof Inspections | Johannesburg | 4-6 August 2020

In an effort to boost skills development in South Africa’s roofing industry, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), the ...

Taking a stand for timber construction during COVID-19

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) accredited Professional Body ...

Learn at Home with Discounted ITC-SA Self-Study Courses

In a bid to support roofing professionals and individuals keen on learning more about the technical aspects of roofing, during South Africa’s ...

DTI Media Release: CIPC Certification Process for Essential Services Businesses During Extended Lockdown

In a media statement issued by The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition on 16 April 2020, it is noted that companies, which are registered ...

Government Gazette on COVID-19

Covid-19 or ‘coronavirus’ is reported to have originated in Wuhan, a city in the Hubei province of China, with the first COVID-19 cases ...

Notice: ITC-SA Training Certificates

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s SAQA-accredited professional body, safeguarding the engineered timber ...

Structural timber: Know your standard dimensions, truss types and profiles

South Africa’s unique climate,  combined with specie matching and genetic engineering conducted for over a century by local forestry and ...

Workshop: Understanding Roof Inspections | Johannesburg | 4-6 August 2020

In an effort to boost skills development in South Africa’s roofing industry, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), the ...

Vacancy: Executive Director ITC-SA

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s professional body for the engineered timber construction sector, ...

Registrations open for ITC-SA’S 2020 Estimator/Designer Courses (6 CPD points)

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s engineered timber construction industry body, offers estimators and ...

New CNC training facility launching at Stellenbosch University

A new CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) training facility will soon be launched at the Department of Forest & Wood Science at the University ...

ITC-SA reverses dormancy resolution

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) reverses its resolution of dormancy following overwhelming feedback from various quarters ...

South Africa’s professional body for engineered timber construction prepares for dormancy

Established more than 45 years ago to help formalise and advance the timber roof construction industry and protect its consumers, the Institute for ...

Micro-training for NHBRC inspectors

National Home Builder Registration Council (NHBRC) Inspectors were treated to a hands-on micro-training session with Ernest Prinsloo, Western Cape ...

Timber Roof Truss Building Regulations & Standards Workshop to launch in Overstrand

Architectural trends, increasing emphasis on energy efficiency and the continual development of new building materials all result in residential roof ...

ITC-SA condemns gender-based violence & calls for swift, decisive government action

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) has borne witness, alongside a mournful South Africa, to the ever-increasing heinous ...

Western Cape construction in the spotlight this September

The 7th Cape Construction Expo will be taking place from 11 to 12 September 2019 at Sun Exhibits, GrandWest in Cape Town. As the only event dedicated ...

Myths about timber construction: Setting the record straight

While timber construction has a relatively small footprint in South Africa, with its host of environmental and performance benefits, the building ...

Workshop: Understanding Roof Inspections | Cape Town | 22-24 October 2019

In an effort to boost skills development in South Africa’s roofing industry, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), the ...

4IR top of mind at upcoming STEM Conference & Career Expo | 4 & 5 October 2019

As South Africa faces a critical shortage of skills in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and youth unemployment ...

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Structural timber supply in South Africa

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), the South African timber engineering industry’s professional body, wishes to reiterate ...

ITS hosts Timber Engineering workshop for UJ students

International Truss Systems (ITS), a full system supplier to the prefabricated timber roof truss industry and Supplier Member of the Institute for ...

Maintaining your roof: The importance of inspections

[Johannesburg, 5 June 2019]: Although the importance of a roof structure as a component of a building and its functioning cannot be overstated, it is ...

ITC-SA Roof Estimator/Designer Courses open for registration

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s engineered timber construction industry body, offers estimators and ...

ITC-SA’s SAQA accreditation renewed

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s watchdog for the engineered timber construction sector, recently ...

Tiny homes… BIG revolution

The Tiny Home Revolution is making waves the world over, and with roots in the United States of America, the modern impetus for the tiny home is ...

SANS 1900 certification: Clarifying the roles of SATAS & ITC-SA

The purpose of this letter is to clarify the different roles and mandates of SATAS and the ITC-SA in the construction environment. South African ...

No replacement for professional body

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) is South Africa’s professional body for the timber construction sector and has worked ...

ECSA Voluntary Association recognition for ITC-SA

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s professional body for the engineered timber construction sector, has ...

ITC-SA brings timber construction expertise to KZN Construction Expo

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s professional body for the engineered timber construction sector, has ...

Stakeholder Workshop: Promoting locally produced timber in construction

The dti invites you to the Stakeholder Workshop on the promotion of the use of timber in construction. The main purpose of the workshop is to create ...

Unauthorised use of ITC-SA logo strongly discouraged

[Johannesburg, 11 December 2018]: It has come to the attention of the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s ...

Roof Inspection Training Course | Johannesburg | 21-23 May 2019

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), the professional body for the engineered timber construction sector, will be hosting ...

Local authorities key in enforcing National Building Regulation A19

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) approved professional body for the ...

Sourcing laminated timber for structural applications: Where to start?

Laminated timber is enjoying increasing popularity, not only for its unique aesthetic appeal, but for its optimal use of natural resources and ...

SA to brace for structural timber imports

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s professional body for the engineered timber construction sector ...

Tertiary institutions urged to embrace timber construction in engineering

[Johannesburg, 16 October 2018]: The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), SAQA-accredited professional body for the engineered ...

Roof Erector Training | Cape Town | 18-19 October 2018

Roof Erector Training, hosted by On Site Best Practice (OSBP), specialists in training for the waterproofing and roofing industries, will be ...

Roof Inspection Training Course bridging gaps

Due to popular demand, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), the professional body for the engineered timber construction ...

ITC-SA: Policy on Continuing Professional Development

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), the professional body for the engineered timber construction industry in South Africa, ...

Deputy President David Mabuza: Landbou Weekblad & Agri-SA Land summit

Remarks by Deputy President of the Republic Of South Africa, Mr David Mabuza at the Land Summit the Farmers’ Perspective held at Zwartkloof Game ...

Best in local timber decking, construction and roofing highlighted at annual awards

[Johannesburg, 13 August 2018]: The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), SAQA-accredited professional body for the engineered ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...