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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Consumers urged to empower themselves before tackling construction projects

A recent segment on South Africa’s institutional Sunday evening investigative television show, Carte Blanche, shed light on the financial and ...

All hands on deck for inaugural Deck & Flooring Expo

From the organisers of the highly-acclaimed timber trade expo, WoodEX for Africa, a new, specialised trade expo targeted at the residential, ...

Roof Inspector Training Course | 7-9 May 2018

A Roof Inspector Training Course (CPD-accredited) will be hosted at the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa’s (ITC-SA) head office in ...

Continuing Professional Development and the ITC-SA

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) is responsible for regulating its professionally registered membership within the ...

ITC-SA Professional Body status with SAQA renewed

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

Chairman’s note: ITC-SA National Coordinator appointed General Manager

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa‘s (ITC-SA) Chairman, Mannie Piyackis, has announced that the Institute’s National ...

KZN roofing company harnesses training to give back

[Johannesburg, 4 April 2018]: Since its humble beginnings in 2009, GWR Roofing, Pinetown-based roofing specialist in service of the commercial, ...

Online certification programme to support skills development in roofing

[Johannesburg, 2 March 2018]: In a bid to drive its mandate of supporting skills training and development in the timber construction industry, the ...

SANS 10400 Part L: Roofs presented to National Department of Public Works

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

ITC-SA to attend Interbuild Africa 2018

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) has confirmed its participation at Interbuild Africa, taking place from 15 to 18 August ...

ITC-SA Appointment: Western Cape Regional Representative

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), SAQA-accredited professional body for the engineered timber construction trade, is ...

ITC-SA Appointment: Engineering Support

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

WoodEX for Africa: The gateway to Africa’s timber trade

As the largest timber trade exhibition on the continent, WoodEX for Africa is considered the gateway to Africa’s timber trade. From the biggest CNC ...

Entries open for ITC-SA Timber Engineered Product Awards

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) is proud to be hosting its highly anticipated Annual Timber Engineered Product Awards ...

Wood Conference 2018: Fascination Wood

The Wood Conference Cape Town has established itself as one of the most important conferences in sustainable construction. For years, hundreds of ...

‘Timber Roof Truss Designer’ awarded professional designation status

[Johannesburg, 19 January 2018]: ‘Timber Roof Truss Designer’, a working category of the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), ...

Workshop: European timber in South Africa

A workshop on selected aspects and practical experience of using European timber in South Africa will be hosted at 2pm on the 14th of February 2018 ...

ITC-SA partners with KZN Construction Expo 2018

The KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Construction Trade Expo is the only dedicated event focusing on building and construction needs for all of KZN. The event is ...

Roof inspector training uplifts industry

[Johannesburg, 6 December 2017]: The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), SAQA-registered Professional Body for the engineered ...

Enrolment open for ITC-SA roof estimator/designer courses 2018

[Johannesburg, 20 November 2017]: With the intention to provide fundamental training for estimators and designers in the nail-plated timber roof ...

Trade and consumers benefit from professional status of ITC-SA

[Johannesburg, 8 November 2017]: The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) is South Africa’s professional body for the timber ...

ITC-SA welcomes new KZN Regional Coordinator

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) is delighted to announce that the position of Regional Coordinator for its KwaZulu-Natal ...

Interview: Timber Construction Skills & Training

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) interviews Clifford Crosson, Manager of Coastal KZN TVET College Truss Plant and ...

Roof Inspector Training Course 21-23 Nov 2017

Due to popular demand, another Roof Inspector Training Course will be hosted at the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) head ...

Three new directors for Institute for Timber Construction

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

Dates set for WoodEX for Africa 2018

WoodEX for Africa, the largest trade exhibition in Africa dedicated exclusively to the timber trade, is gearing up for its milestone fifth instalment ...

Laminated timber beams to comply with regulations

[Johannesburg, 9 October 2017]: The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s professional body for the engineered ...

Study: The potential of South African timber products to reduce the environmental impact of buildings

Study abstract: South Africa was the first country in Africa to implement a locally developed green building rating tool and has a growing number of ...

SAFCOL to host Forestry Industrialisation Conference

The South African Forestry Company Limited (SAFCOL), a South African government-owned company primarily involved in the forestry sector with the ...

Building a timber frame home?

Are you considering building a timber frame home or structure? A timber home is a significant investment, so it is important to do your research. ...

Roof Erector Training

[Johannesburg, 11 September 2017]: Roof Erector Training, hosted by On Site Best Practice (OSBP), specialists in training for the waterproofing and ...

Four essentials for sound roof truss construction

There are four elements in roof truss construction that are vital for a sound end result. The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) ...

Industry insight: Timber decking done right

[Johannesburg, 31 August 2017]: While timber decking is most often associated with leisure and entertainment, and considered a complement to a larger ...

31 August 2017 – Workshop: National Building Regulations & SANS10400 Part L: Roofs

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) cordially invites you to attend this topical workshop on Practical & Legal Aspects ...