A recent segment on South Africa’s institutional Sunday evening investigative television show, Carte Blanche, shed light on the financial and emotional devastation left in the wake of shoddy – and, by all accounts, illegal – timber frame building practices by a local contractor. The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s watchdog for the engineered timber construction sector,
A Roof Inspector Training Course (CPD-accredited) will be hosted at the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa’s (ITC-SA) head office in Isando from 7-9 May 2018. With the aim to enable any technical person to be able to conduct roof inspections with knowledge and insight and to registered persons to sign off roofs on their own, knowing that they speak
The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s professional body for the engineered timber construction industry, is proud to announce its renewal of recognition by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) as a professional body and registration of its professional designations on the National Qualifications Framework. The renewal, in terms of Section 23 of the Policy and Criteria for
The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s professional body for the timber construction sector, recently hosted a workshop on the practical and legal aspects of SANS 10400 Part L: Roofs to over 30 delegates from the National Department of Public Works in Durban. A large percentage of buildings do not comply with SANS 10400 Part L: Roofs,
While the rights of all South African workers enshrined in the country’s constitution and labour legislation were celebrated on Workers’ Day on the 1st of May, every day the rights of over 80% of workers in the Western Cape’s building industry are improved. This is due to their employers being members of the Master Builders Association of the Western Cape (MBAWC).
Embodied energy refers to the energy consumed in providing materials for building construction. It includes the extraction and processing of raw materials, along with manufacturing, transport and product delivery processes. The embodied energy of a building can be lowered by using locally available, natural materials that are both durable and recyclable, with a design that incorporates components that are easy to