Tag: Institute for Timber Construction

20
Nov

Enrolment open for ITC-SA roof estimator/designer courses 2018

[Johannesburg, 20 November 2017]: With the intention to provide fundamental training for estimators and designers in the nail-plated timber roof truss industry, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) will again be hosting its Level 1 and 2 Estimator/Designer Courses in 2018, for which enrolment is now open. Truss engineering software has made rapid advancements over the years and

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8
Nov

Trade and consumers benefit from professional status of ITC-SA

[Johannesburg, 8 November 2017]: The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) is South Africa’s professional body for the timber construction sector and has worked tirelessly in service of both the trade it represents and South African consumers for over 40 years. As a professional body, the ITC-SA’s vision is to create and maintain the highest standards in the engineered

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6
Nov

ITC-SA welcomes new KZN Regional Coordinator

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) is delighted to announce that the position of Regional Coordinator for its KwaZulu-Natal branch has been filled. Nicky (Nundgopaul) Naidu, whose career is firmly entrenched in the construction sector, has experience in carpentry, real estate and project coordination. Having worked for the Natal Building Society as a Project Coordinator, Nicky gained experience

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18
Oct

Roof Inspector Training Course 21-23 Nov 2017

Due to popular demand, another Roof Inspector Training Course will be hosted at the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) head office (SAFCA Building, 6 Hulley Road, Isando) from 21-23 November 2017 (from 8 am to 4 pm each day). The cost is R5500 [excl. VAT] per person. This course has been CPD accredited by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) for 3

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17
Oct

Three new directors for Institute for Timber Construction

South Africa’s professional body for the timber construction sector, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), recently appointed three new directors. Professor Walter Burdzik of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Pretoria, Werner Slabbert Jnr, Managing Director of Eco Log Homes and Dr Benson Wekesa, Technical Group Leader at the CSIR, have many years’ experience in

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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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30
Mar

ITC-SA Fabricator Lucky Draw winner announced

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) initiated a Lucky Draw for all ITC-SA Fabricator Members who signed up to renew their annual membership with ITC-SA by no later than 5pm on the 31st of January 2017. We are delighted to announce that Meyer Coetzee of Early Works 183 (Pty) Ltd. has won the prize! Watch the winner’s name being

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22
Mar

Compliant timber roof truss construction essential for sound roof structure

[Johannesburg, 22 March 2017]: Poorly constructed roofs have become a real concern in residential South Africa. The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) offers insight into legislation governing this aspect of a building as well as guidelines for a correctly built, sound timber roof structure. Arguably one of the most important parts of any home construction, the roof protects

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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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23
Nov

Laminated timber viable for structural applications

[Johannesburg, 23 November 2016]: As a country whose available natural resources need to be conserved and used optimally, the South African construction trade can benefit from making use of laminated timber beams for structural applications. So says Abe Stears, Managing Director of the South African Technical Auditing Services (SATAS), who offer certification and inspection services for the timber, chemical, metallurgical

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