News

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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6
Nov

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 branch has been filled. Nicky (Nundgopaul) Naidu, whose career is firmly entrenched in the construction sector, has experience in carpentry, real estate and project coordination. Having worked for the Natal Building Society as a Project Coordinator, Nicky gained experience

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17
Oct

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 appointed three new directors. Professor Walter Burdzik of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Pretoria, Werner Slabbert Jnr, Managing Director of Eco Log Homes and Dr Benson Wekesa, Technical Group Leader at the CSIR, have many years’ experience in

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12
Oct

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 taking place at Gallagher Estate in Midrand from 11-13 July 2018. WoodEX for Africa is a timber-focussed trade exhibition hosted biennially and offers a unique business and networking platform to connect, unify and grow the African timber,

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19
May

Designation of steel products & components for construction

The National Treasury has published an instruction note that from the 1st of February 2017 steel products and components for construction have been designated. The SAISC started the process with power lines in 2009 and applied for designation of power station steelwork in 2012. What does this mean? It means that government buyers must specify only locally produced steel products

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19
Apr

Smart Buildings & Infrastructure

The Smart Buildings & Infrastructure series of summits is Africa’s only platform designed for decision-makers and analysts from the public and private sectors responsible for the design, construction and operation of infrastructure assets and or the specification and procurement of major infrastructure assets. These summits, taking place 24 May 2017 at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg, will provide key insights into emerging

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