News

14
Nov

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 engineered timber construction sector in South Africa, has successfully developed an inspectorate process to assist Local Authorities with National Building Regulation (NBR) compliance. A non-profit organization whose mandate it is to create and maintain standards in the engineered timber construction industry,

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13
Nov

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 propensity to stand up to demanding structural applications. Amanda Obbes, General Manager of the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), remarks, “As with all structural timber, it is imperative that with respect to both manufacture and application, structural

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13
Nov

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 predicts an uptick in structural timber imports as a result of the recent spate of devastating fires in the Eastern Cape. As such, the Institute encourages the industry to remain fastidious in selecting and using structural timber that complies to SANS 1783 and

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13
Aug

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 timber construction industry, recently hosted its highly-anticipated Annual Timber Engineered Product Awards in Cape Town. The event showcased and rewarded excellence in the timber construction trade, honouring builders, architects and engineers of various projects, from decks and boardwalks and loft room additions,

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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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9
Apr

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 different categories of registration as was approved by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Registered persons are required by the ITC-SA’s Code of Conduct to practice strictly within their area of competence and to maintain and enhance this competence. They therefore have

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6
Apr

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 Coordinator, Amanda Obbes has been appointed as General Manager as of March 2018. At the Board of Directors meeting held on the 20th of March 2018, it was resolved that Ms Obbes fulfill the role of General Manager and it was agreed by the

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1
Mar

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 pleased to welcome Ernest Prinsloo on board as its Western Cape Regional Representative, starting 12 March 2018. Ernest brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role, having started his career in the carpentry trade in 1969 and being promoted to

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28
Feb

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 proud to welcome Elliot Sikhumbuzo Nkosi on board in the role of Support Engineer. Elliot has 12 years’ working experience in the civil engineering sector as a civil and structural design engineer as well as an engineering project manager, with most of

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19
Jan

‘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), has been registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) as a professional designation on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). The registration of the professional designation officially took place on the 6th of December 2017, when the SAQA Board registered

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