Tag: compliance

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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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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18
Apr

Beware: Fraudulent engineering certificates

The Institute for Timber Construction-SA (ITC-SA) frequently receives complaints regarding failing roof structures. Normally, the resolution of a complaint is fairly easy where an ITC-SA Fabricator, Erector, Inspector or Accredited Engineer employed to oversee the project is a current member of the Institute. However, in recent cases in KwaZulu-Natal, the ITC-SA found that fraudulent engineering certificates were issued over some residential timber roof structures. The certificates issued were copies of

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