ESTIMATOR/DESIGNER COURSES

The intention of the ITC-SA’s Estimator/Designer Level 1 Course is to provide fundamental training for intending Estimator/Designers in the nail-plated timber roof truss industry.

Truss engineering software has made rapid advancements over the years and has modernized the role of the timber roof truss designer and estimator. Even so, the product of software generation is only as good as its input, making it vital that that the designer and estimator understand the basics of truss design and can easily spot errors in software output.

The ITC-SA recognizes the need for training in this arena and as such holds its Level 1 and 2 Designer/Estimator course twice a year. These courses address the basic mathematics, calculations, general concepts and 3D visualisations that need to be fully grasped and correctly implemented in order to be a well-rounded, capable, confident and efficient timber roof truss designer or estimator.

Course delivery is through self-study of professionally prepared content supplied by the ITC-SA. A certificate of completion will be awarded based on the submission of two open-book assignments as well as final written exam, which will be facilitated in KwaZulu-Natal, Cape Town, Southern Cape, Eastern Cape, Gauteng and other areas as required. Entry into the examination will only be granted to students who have returned both prior assignments for marking.

The knowledge gained in this course should be of value in this pursuit as well as provide a sound stepping stone for the Level 2 Course.

The method of tuition for the course is intended for home study and the notes have been prepared in a manner which should not be difficult for students to follow in order to absorb the subject matter.

Should it be necessary to arrange tuition classes and a sufficient number of candidates require class room training sessions, we will try and accommodate this request. However, these additional costs will have to be paid for by the students attending the classes.

The only necessary additional reading material required is a copy of the SANS 10243 / 2004 Code of Practice for the Manufacture and Erection of Timber trusses, which you will have to purchase directly from the SABS if your company does not have one:

South African Bureau of Standards
Private Bag X191
Pretoria
0001

Telephone: (012) 428-7911
Fax: (012) 344-1568
Email: sales@sabs.co.za

The document is copyrighted and we are therefore not permitted to reproduce it. However, it is necessary for all truss plants to have a copy, as well as the latest amendments to SANS 10243, which have recently been released, available in their offices.

Successful completion of this course and the award of a certificate will be based on submission of two open book assignments and a written final examination.

Entry into the examination will not be permitted if the assignments have not been returned for marking.

The assignment marks will contribute 40% towards the final marks and a total of 70% is expected in order to achieve final success for completion of the course.

Learners will be expected to submit two written assignments and write an open book examination.

Should you wish to register for this course please print out and complete the attached Level 1 enrolment form and e-mail it to enquiries@itc-sa.org together with proof of payment for the course fee (R3200 excl. VAT = R3648.00) See banking details below:

Banking Details

Bank: Absa – Isando
In Name of: Institute for Timber Construction
Account No.: 010 2938 2316
Branch Code: 523-142
LEVEL_1_2017

The course will introduce learners to the following subjects:

Introduction to trusses
Truss & roof terminology
Understanding roof shapes
Properties of shapes
Unit of measurement, useful tables & drawing scales
Basic trigonometry for truss designers
Site & truss measurements
Measuring sundries
Introduction to bracing
Contract responsibility
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The intention of the ITC-SA Estimator/Designer Level 2 Course is to increase the knowledge of the  Estimator/Designers in the nail-plated timber roof truss industry.

Truss engineering software has made rapid advancements over the years and has modernized the role of the timber roof truss designer and estimator. Even so, the product of software generation is only as good as its input, making it vital that that the designer and estimator understand the basics of truss design and can easily spot errors in software output.

The ITC-SA recognizes the need for training in this arena and as such holds its Level 1 and 2 Designer/Estimator course twice a year. These courses address the basic mathematics, calculations, general concepts and 3D visualisations that need to be fully grasped and correctly implemented in order to be a well-rounded, capable, confident and efficient timber roof truss designer or estimator.

Course delivery is through self-study of professionally prepared content supplied by the ITC-SA. A certificate of completion will be awarded based on the submission of two open-book assignments as well as final written exam, which will be facilitated in KwaZulu-Natal, Cape Town, Southern Cape, Eastern Cape, Gauteng and other areas as required. Entry into the examination will only be granted to students who have returned both prior assignments for marking.

The knowledge gained in this course should be of value in this pursuit.

The method of tuition for the course is intended for home study and the notes have been prepared in a manner which should not be difficult for students to follow in order to absorb the subject matter.

A training seminar can be considered and arranged should there be sufficient interest and the cost of such a seminar would be for the student’s account.

The only necessary additional reading material required is a copy of the SANS 10243 / 2004 Code of Practice for the Manufacture and Erection of Timber trusses and SANS 10163 – The General Procedures and Loading to be Adopted in the Design of Buildings, which you will have to purchase directly from the SABS if your company does not have them:

South African Bureau of Standards
Private Bag X191
Pretoria
0001

Telephone: (012) 428-7911
Fax: (012) 344-1568
Email: sales@sabs.co.za

The document is copyrighted and we are therefore not permitted to reproduce it. However, it is necessary for all truss plants to have a copy, as well as the latest amendments to SANS 10243, which have recently been released, available in their offices.

Successful completion of this course and the award of a certificate will be based on submission of two open book assignments and a written final examination.

Entry into the examination will not be permitted if the assignments have not been returned for marking.

The assignment marks will contribute 40% towards the final marks and a total of 70% is expected in order to achieve final success for completion of the course.

Learners will be expected to submit two written assignments and write an open book examination.

Should you wish to register for this course please print out and complete the attached Level 2 enrolment form and e-mail it to enquiries@itc-sa.org or Fax No (011) 392-6155 together with proof of payment for the course fee (R3700 excl. VAT = R4218)  See banking details below:

Banking Details

Bank: Absa – Isando
In Name of: Institute for Timber Construction
Account No.: 010 2938 2316
Branch Code: 523-142
LEVEL_2_2017

The course will introduce learners to the following subjects:

Timber as a structural material
Codes, regulations & responsibilities
Units of measurement, useful tables & drawing scales
Introduction to loads
Application of loads
Box gutters supported on bottom chord extension
Introduction to forces
Forces & moments
Fire regulations for timber trusses
Wind loading
Bill of quantities
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