Tag: build

4
Sep

Four essentials for sound roof truss construction

There are four elements in roof truss construction that are vital for a sound end result. The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) weighs in: Structural timber to be used & must comply with the design intent (SATAS or SABS marked) Structural timber needs to be marked with red ink on the face of the timber at 1m intervals.

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1
Aug

28-30 August 2017 – Inspector Training – Gauteng Region

A Roof Inspector Training Course will be hosted at the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) head office (SAFCA Building, 6 Hulley Road, Isando) from 28-30 August 2017 (from 8 am to 4 pm each day). The cost is R5500 [excl. VAT] per person. This course has been CPD accredited by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). ECSA CPD Accredited

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11
Jul

23-24 August 2017 – Cape Construction Conference & Trade Expo

The Cape Construction Conference & Trade Expo is the ultimate marketing experience for suppliers and solution providers to the construction industry. Boasting over 80 exhibitors, this trade expo plays host to suppliers and solution providers involved in pre-construction, construction and post construction phases of the construction cycle. Chemicals, tools, mechanical, equipment, finishes, materials and contracting services suppliers will be on

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19
Apr

Smart Buildings & Infrastructure

The Smart Buildings & Infrastructure series of summits is Africa’s only platform designed for decision-makers and analysts from the public and private sectors responsible for the design, construction and operation of infrastructure assets and or the specification and procurement of major infrastructure assets. These summits, taking place 24 May 2017 at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg, will provide key insights into emerging

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27
Mar

ACE/TCE: Building Africa Together

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) is proud to partner with the fifth annual African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo (ACE/TCE), Africa’s mega construction and infrastructure show and biggest gathering of 9000 qualified buyers and sellers for the entire built environment value chain. In 2017 the event will feature an indoor/outdoor exhibition with six new dedicated zones including Concrete &

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16
Mar

Call for nominations: Women in Construction Awards

Now in its fifth year, the Women in Construction Awards have evolved into the leading African platform for the recognition and celebration of women in the construction, cement and concrete industry. The awards, which comprise both individual and organisational categories, acknowledge the increasingly important role women play in the industry and will be decided by an esteemed judging panel of industry

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3
Mar

Essential elements of sound roof truss construction

The roof is arguably one of the most important parts of any home construction; it protects the home’s contents, finishes and residents from the elements and it is also one of the largest, heaviest and most costly structures in any home design. There are four elements in roof truss construction that are vital for a sound end result: The timber

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1
Dec

Why is legal compliance regarding roof maintenance so important?

The roof is a structurally important and very costly component of a building and the average cost of a roof as a portion of the final building can easily exceed 25%. The costs associated with repair or replacement of the same roof structure will be even more than this due to the additional work required to establish structural integrity. This

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23
Nov

Laminated timber viable for structural applications

[Johannesburg, 23 November 2016]: As a country whose available natural resources need to be conserved and used optimally, the South African construction trade can benefit from making use of laminated timber beams for structural applications. So says Abe Stears, Managing Director of the South African Technical Auditing Services (SATAS), who offer certification and inspection services for the timber, chemical, metallurgical

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14
Nov

Your roof: Getting it right

Your roof is a structurally important and very costly component in any construction project. The average cost of a roof as a component of the final building cost can easily exceed 25% of the total cost. The cost of repair or replacement will be more than this quoted percentage due to the additional work that will be required to establish

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