ESTIMATOR/DESIGNER COURSES

The intention of this Basic Course is to provide fundamental training for intending Estimator/Designers in the nail-plated timber roof truss industry.

The knowledge gained in this course should be of value in this pursuit as well as provide a sound stepping stone for the Intermediate 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 enrolment form and e-mail it to enquiries@itc-sa.org together with proof of payment for the course fee (R3000 plus R420 VAT = R3420.00) 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
Estimator/Designer Basic Course

The course will introduce learners to the following subjects:

Truss and roof terminology
Framing and understanding of roof geometry
Units of measurement
Loads – description
Application of loads
Timber as structural material – sabs 1783/2 – 1783/4
Design codes
Introduction to forces
Basic truss trigonometry
Introduction to bracing
Measuring sundry material
Code of conduct
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The intention of this Intermediate Course is to increase the knowledge of the  Estimator/Designers in the nail-plated timber roof truss industry.

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 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 (R3500 plus R490 = R3990)  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
Intermediate Course

The course will introduce learners to the following subjects:

Contract Responsibility
Site measurement
Forces and moments
Wind loading
Load capacity
Building regulation requirements
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