The Institute for Timber Construction (ITC-SA), South Africa’s professional body and regulator of the engineered timber structure industry, offers insight into the benefits of pre-fabricated roof trusses and how to prevent costly and potentially dangerous situations arising from having a non-compliant, site-manufactured roof installed by an erector that is not ITC-SA accredited.
Timber framing is the most common form of construction in many countries around the world and is rapidly gaining popularity in South Africa. This is due to it being lightweight and strong, very durable, suited to all climatic conditions, environmentally friendly and thermally efficient. More and more architects and designers are turning to timber construction and this is evidenced by
The Institute for Timber Construction (ITC-SA), South Africa’s professional body and regulator of the engineered timber structure industry, is set to attend the fourth WoodEX for Africa, taking place at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand from 9-11 June 2016. WoodEX for Africa, which started out in 2012, has become a premier platform for woodworking professionals in South Africa to connect
The Institute for Timber Construction (ITC-SA), South Africa’s professional body and regulator of the engineered timber structure industry and provider of design, manufacturing, erection, inspection and certification for compliance, will be hosting its Annual Timber Engineered Product Awards on the 19th of August 2016. The event is set to celebrate and honour exceptional work in the structural timber industry, including
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
Life cycle analysis (LCA) is a method of measuring the environmental impacts of building products over their whole life. The aim of a life cycle analysis is to identify, quantify and assess the impact of the energy and materials used and waste released to the environment throughout the life of a building product. There are many life cycle analysis methodologies