Press Releases

16
Oct

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 timber construction industry, has noted a decline in familiarity with timber as a building material among graduates of local tertiary level engineering programmes, which has serious implications for the timber industry. As such, the Institute urges training providers in this field to

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4
Apr

KZN roofing company harnesses training to give back

[Johannesburg, 4 April 2018]: Since its humble beginnings in 2009, GWR Roofing, Pinetown-based roofing specialist in service of the commercial, residential and industrial markets, has had a markedly unique approach to employee engagement. With an ethos underpinned by skill level, work ethic, accountability and relationship building, management at GWR Roofing have initiated an on-the-job mentorship programme to give high-potential roofing

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6
Dec

Roof inspector training uplifts industry

[Johannesburg, 6 December 2017]: The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), SAQA-registered Professional Body for the engineered timber construction industry, hosted a Roof Inspector Training Course at its Isando offices from 21 to 23 November. Well attended by delegates including engineers, quality home inspectors, fabricators and erectors, the course has both delivered on its main aims and has further

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8
Nov

Trade and consumers benefit from professional status of ITC-SA

[Johannesburg, 8 November 2017]: 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 over 40 years. As a professional body, the ITC-SA’s vision is to create and maintain the highest standards in the engineered

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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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9
Oct

Laminated timber beams to comply with regulations

[Johannesburg, 9 October 2017]: The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s professional body for the engineered timber construction industry, issues a notice on compliance of laminated timber beams to be used for structural purposes.   NOTE: All laminated timber beams must comply with the minimum requirements outlined in SANS 1460: Laminated Timber. Further to this, all laminated

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11
Sep

Roof Erector Training

[Johannesburg, 11 September 2017]: Roof Erector Training, hosted by On Site Best Practice (OSBP), specialists in training for the waterproofing and roofing industries, will be taking place at Northlink College in Belhar, Cape Town, in September. The Roof Erector Training offers an interactive learning space for delegates to engage with theory and practical team activities, and will be of particular

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31
Aug

Industry insight: Timber decking done right

[Johannesburg, 31 August 2017]: While timber decking is most often associated with leisure and entertainment, and considered a complement to a larger structure, the importance of correct deck building is not always fully appreciated. Peter Bissett of well-renowned KwaZulu-Natal timber construction company, Cottage Concepts, Timber Deck Member of the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), shares insight into the

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22
Jun

Climbing the scaffolding: South African women in roofing

[Johannesburg, 22 June 2017]: With Women’s Month fast approaching, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s professional body and regulator of the engineered timber structure industry, spotlights three of its female members, who share their experiences as women in construction. While the South African construction sector is a provider of a significant number of jobs and fertile

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5
Jun

Timber roof trusses and fire regulations

[Johannesburg, 5 June 2017]: While there are a few misconceptions around timber’s fire performance, structural timber for roofing is both commonplace and performs well under fire conditions. As with every aspect of building, timber roof trusses must be manufactured and erected in line with the National Building Regulations and SANS 10400, which provide for fire safety.  Building regulations, set in

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