Tag: built environment

16
Oct

Tertiary institutions urged to embrace timber construction in engineering

[Johannesburg, 16 October 2018]: The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), SAQA-accredited professional body for the engineered timber construction industry, has noted a decline in familiarity with timber as a building material among graduates of local tertiary level engineering programmes, which has serious implications for the timber industry. As such, the Institute urges training providers in this field to

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4
Apr

KZN roofing company harnesses training to give back

[Johannesburg, 4 April 2018]: Since its humble beginnings in 2009, GWR Roofing, Pinetown-based roofing specialist in service of the commercial, residential and industrial markets, has had a markedly unique approach to employee engagement. With an ethos underpinned by skill level, work ethic, accountability and relationship building, management at GWR Roofing have initiated an on-the-job mentorship programme to give high-potential roofing

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2
Mar

Online certification programme to support skills development in roofing

[Johannesburg, 2 March 2018]: In a bid to drive its mandate of supporting skills training and development in the timber construction industry, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), SAQA-accredited professional body and watchdog for the timber building industry, recently launched its Online Certification Programme. Designed to offer study materials and tests to improve skills in the timber roofing

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19
Jan

‘Timber Roof Truss Designer’ awarded professional designation status

[Johannesburg, 19 January 2018]: ‘Timber Roof Truss Designer’, a working category of the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), has been registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) as a professional designation on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). The registration of the professional designation officially took place on the 6th of December 2017, when the SAQA Board registered

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6
Dec

Roof inspector training uplifts industry

[Johannesburg, 6 December 2017]: The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), SAQA-registered Professional Body for the engineered timber construction industry, hosted a Roof Inspector Training Course at its Isando offices from 21 to 23 November. Well attended by delegates including engineers, quality home inspectors, fabricators and erectors, the course has both delivered on its main aims and has further

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1
Aug

31 August 2017 – Workshop: National Building Regulations & SANS10400 Part L: Roofs

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) cordially invites you to attend this topical workshop on Practical & Legal Aspects of the National Building Regulations with Specific Reference to SANS 10400 Part L: Roofs. Validated by: ECSA & SAIA (1 CPD POINT) Background With regards to the implementation of the National Building Regulations SANS10400 Part L – Roofs, with reference to SANS10243 – Manufacture and

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5
Jun

Timber roof trusses and fire regulations

[Johannesburg, 5 June 2017]: While there are a few misconceptions around timber’s fire performance, structural timber for roofing is both commonplace and performs well under fire conditions. As with every aspect of building, timber roof trusses must be manufactured and erected in line with the National Building Regulations and SANS 10400, which provide for fire safety.  Building regulations, set in

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21
Apr

Specifying for timber construction

[Johannesburg, 20 April 2017]: When specifying for timber construction, it is imperative to make a thorough study of elements, such as specific designs, site conditions, the National Building Regulations as well as timber quality, to ensure a successful project. The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) weighs in. In South Africa, under the Building Standards Act (Act 103/1977 as

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3
Apr

Builder’s Workshop highlights National Building Regulations

[Johannesburg, 3 April 2017]: Lephalale Municipality hosted its 2nd Annual Builder’s Workshop at the Mogol Club in Lephalale on the 15th of March 2017, which saw a number of local construction professionals brush up on their working knowledge of the National Building Regulations. Established with the aim of standardising correct and legal construction in South Africa, and for which local

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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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