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Press Releases

14
Aug

Myths about timber construction: Setting the record straight

While timber construction has a relatively small footprint in South Africa, with its host of environmental and performance benefits, the building material is enjoying increasing popularity and interest among the general public and trade alike. Even so, misconceptions about timber as a construction material are still commonplace, limiting potential users from enjoying the manifold benefits of this unique, renewable building

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5
Jun

Maintaining your roof: The importance of inspections

[Johannesburg, 5 June 2019]: Although the importance of a roof structure as a component of a building and its functioning cannot be overstated, it is possibly one of the most neglected parts of a building. While some roof systems call for less maintenance than others, all roofing systems should be checked periodically and maintained accordingly. The Institute for Timber Construction

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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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11
Dec

Unauthorised use of ITC-SA logo strongly discouraged

[Johannesburg, 11 December 2018]: It has come to the attention of the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s professional body for the engineered timber construction sector, that its trademark and logo have been used inappropriately by a handful of unscrupulous contractors in the industry who are advertising to the general public their purported association with the Institute.

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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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