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25
Mar

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 received renewed recognition from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) as a Professional Body. As a prominent custodian of the timber construction industry in South Africa, the ITC-SA is empowered, through its ongoing SAQA accreditation, to make meaningful contributions to a healthier

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6
Feb

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 Technical Auditing Services Pty Ltd (SATAS) is an ISO 17065 SANAS accredited Product Certification Body for different products manufactured to the relevant SANS standards. Certificate of Accreditation No. C25, issued by SANAS, dated 25 August 2015

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6
Feb

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 tirelessly in service of both the trade it represents and South African consumers for 45 years. As a professional body for the engineered timber construction industry, the ITC-SA’s vision is to create and maintain the highest standards in the

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6
Feb

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 been recognized as a Voluntary Association in line with the newly-gazetted Voluntary Associations Recognition Framework, which came into effect in 2018. In a media statement issued by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) on 2 August 20181, it was reported that

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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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