[Johannesburg, 11 December 2018]: It has come to the attention of the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s professional body for the engineered timber construction sector, that its trademark and logo have been used inappropriately by a handful of unscrupulous contractors in the industry who are advertising to the general public their purported association with the Institute.
A recent segment on South Africa’s institutional Sunday evening investigative television show, Carte Blanche, shed light on the financial and emotional devastation left in the wake of shoddy – and, by all accounts, illegal – timber frame building practices by a local contractor. The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s watchdog for the engineered timber construction sector,
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
[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
[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
[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
Implementation of the National Building Regulations and especially the section pertaining to Energy Usage in Buildings (SANS10400-XA) with reference to SANS204 (Energy Efficiency in Buildings) is not currently running smoothly with the result that a large percentage of new buildings do not comply with these regulations. One of the main contributing factors is ignorance among all role players about the