Tag: design

7
Aug

Call for entries: Furniture Design Competition

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), South African Furniture Initiative (SAFI), Proudly South African, and their partners , invites South African Designers to participate in the Furniture Design Competition. Entries are opened in the following categories: • Student categories – Designed Students registered in South African Educational Institutes • Established Furniture designers/ Manufacturers – For Manufacturing Companies/Designers. The

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20
Apr

WeTheCity: Memory & Resilience | Architecture ZA 2018

ArchitectureZA 2018 (#AZA18), Africa’s premier urban cultural festival focused on architecture, will be held at 012central in the Pretoria inner city from 3-5 May 2018. Presented and hosted by the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) and co-hosted by the University of Pretoria (UP) and the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), this three-day festival comprises two days of conference presentations

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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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22
Feb

WoodEX for Africa: The gateway to Africa’s timber trade

As the largest timber trade exhibition on the continent, WoodEX for Africa is considered the gateway to Africa’s timber trade. From the biggest CNC machines to the smallest screws, from the loggers of the great outdoors to sleek laminated flooring, WoodEX for Africa plays host to the most specialised, yet comprehensive range of equipment, tools, machinery and wood products available

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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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19
Jan

Workshop: European timber in South Africa

A workshop on selected aspects and practical experience of using European timber in South Africa will be hosted at 2pm on the 14th of February 2018 at the Hout Bay House in Cape Town. The workshop will cover sustainable building and share examples of how modern timber products have been used in South Africa and discuss future projects. Michal Popov will discuss

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12
Oct

Dates set for WoodEX for Africa 2018

WoodEX for Africa, the largest trade exhibition in Africa dedicated exclusively to the timber trade, is gearing up for its milestone fifth instalment taking place at Gallagher Estate in Midrand from 11-13 July 2018. WoodEX for Africa is a timber-focussed trade exhibition hosted biennially and offers a unique business and networking platform to connect, unify and grow the African timber,

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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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31
Aug

Industry insight: Timber decking done right

[Johannesburg, 31 August 2017]: While timber decking is most often associated with leisure and entertainment, and considered a complement to a larger structure, the importance of correct deck building is not always fully appreciated. Peter Bissett of well-renowned KwaZulu-Natal timber construction company, Cottage Concepts, Timber Deck Member of the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), shares insight into the

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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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