News

29
May

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 safeguarding the local timber construction industry for over 45 years, has taken several exceptional steps in supporting not only its membership, but the timber construction industry at large, as the country transitions to Level 3 of lockdown. Having seen its first confirmed local

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17
Apr

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 through the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission’s (CIPC) BizPortal to perform essential services during the lockdown period, will be required to have a new certificate from the BizPortal website for the extended period, which begins

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20
Mar

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 having started in December of 2019. (1) The virus has since spread rapidly across the globe, with more than 246 000 confirmed cases. (2) South Africa has not been spared from the outbreak, with the first local case confirmed on

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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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