Tag: construction

29
May

Taking a stand for timber construction during COVID-19

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) accredited Professional Body safeguarding the local timber construction industry for over 45 years, has taken several exceptional steps in supporting not only its membership, but the timber construction industry at large, as the country transitions to Level 3 of lockdown. Having seen its first confirmed local

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4
Mar

Notice: ITC-SA Training Certificates

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s SAQA-accredited professional body, safeguarding the engineered timber construction industry for over 45 years, wishes to emphasize that its training certificates are to be earned through the right channels and that employers should follow due diligence in validating potential employees’ certifications. “The ITC-SA will investigate further security measures on its certification

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20
Feb

Structural timber: Know your standard dimensions, truss types and profiles

South Africa’s unique climate,  combined with specie matching and genetic engineering conducted for over a century by local forestry and sawmilling industries, underpins the country’s structural lumber products as truly world class. With that, there are critical guidelines around standard dimensions of structural timber, truss types and their profiles that must be adhered to in order to meet standard building

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29
Jan

Workshop: Understanding Roof Inspections | Johannesburg | 4-6 August 2020

In an effort to boost skills development in South Africa’s roofing industry, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), the professional body for the engineered timber construction sector, will be hosting a CPD-accredited workshop on Understanding Roof Inspections in Johannesburg from 4 to 6 August 2020.  Any person who is interested in expanding their knowledge and expertise in timber

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28
Nov

Registrations open for ITC-SA’S 2020 Estimator/Designer Courses (6 CPD points)

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s engineered timber construction industry body, offers estimators and designers in the nail-plated timber roof truss industry access to fundamental training through its Level 1 and 2 Estimator/Designer Courses. Registration for these courses is now open. Engineering software for roof trusses has seen rapid advancement over recent years and has revolutionized

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7
Oct

South Africa’s professional body for engineered timber construction prepares for dormancy

Established more than 45 years ago to help formalise and advance the timber roof construction industry and protect its consumers, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s professional body for the engineered timber construction industry, announces its resolution of dormancy as of 1 November 2019. This resolution was formally agreed upon at a recent board meeting held

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10
Sep

Micro-training for NHBRC inspectors

National Home Builder Registration Council (NHBRC) Inspectors were treated to a hands-on micro-training session with Ernest Prinsloo, Western Cape Regional Coordinator of the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) last month. The Inspectors were taken on a tour of various timber homes under construction in the Cape region to gain insights and pointers regarding timber frame housing and the

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7
Aug

Workshop: Understanding Roof Inspections | Cape Town | 22-24 October 2019

In an effort to boost skills development in South Africa’s roofing industry, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), the professional body for the engineered timber construction sector, will be hosting a CPD-accredited workshop on Understanding Roof Inspections in Cape Town from 22 to 24 October 2019. Any person who is interested in expanding their knowledge and expertise in

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8
Jul

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Structural timber supply in South Africa

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), the South African timber engineering industry’s professional body, wishes to reiterate the importance of using reputable timber suppliers or merchants whose timber complies with the relevant characteristic values. “We encourage our members and the industry at large to remain steadfast in selecting and using only compliant structural timber that is certified by

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5
Jun

Maintaining your roof: The importance of inspections

[Johannesburg, 5 June 2019]: Although the importance of a roof structure as a component of a building and its functioning cannot be overstated, it is possibly one of the most neglected parts of a building. While some roof systems call for less maintenance than others, all roofing systems should be checked periodically and maintained accordingly. The Institute for Timber Construction

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