Tag: ITC

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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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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23
Feb

Case study: Streamlining the complex residential roof

[Johannesburg, 23 February 2017]: Every so often, a complex residential roof, of average scale and with relatively small truss spans, arrives for design and estimation at a timber roof truss fabricator. While it may not necessarily be of grand scale, even relatively small yet complex projects can cause frustrations to all along the supply chain – with mounting time and

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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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14
Nov

Your roof: Getting it right

Your roof is a structurally important and very costly component in any construction project. The average cost of a roof as a component of the final building cost can easily exceed 25% of the total cost. The cost of repair or replacement will be more than this quoted percentage due to the additional work that will be required to establish

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12
Oct

Safety overhead: The importance of roof maintenance

[Johannesburg, 12 October 2016]: 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 intense maintenance than others, all roofing systems should be checked periodically and maintained accordingly. The Institute for Timber

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2
Sep

New ITC-SA Board of Directors elected

 [Johannesburg, 2 September 2016]: The Institute for Timber Construction (ITC-SA), whose vision is to create and maintain the highest standards in the engineered timber construction industry, held its Annual General Meeting on the 18th of August at which its new Board of Directors was elected.   In compliance with the ITC-SA Board approved Memorandum of Incorporation and following member nominations, the

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30
Aug

Wood wins at ITC-SA timber construction awards

 [Johannesburg, 30 August 2016]: A prominent highlight on the local timber construction calendar, The Annual Timber Engineered Product Awards, hosted by the Institute for Timber Construction (ITC-SA) at Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg on the 19th of August, showcased and rewarded top class workmanship in the fields of decking, timber frame construction and roofing. As part of the ITC-SA’s ongoing

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