Oops! It appears that you have disabled your Javascript. In order for you to see this page as it is meant to appear, we ask that you please re-enable your Javascript!

Latest Blog Entries

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 ...

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 ...