Tag: South Africa

16
Oct

Tertiary institutions urged to embrace timber construction in engineering

[Johannesburg, 16 October 2018]: The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), SAQA-accredited professional body for the engineered timber construction industry, has noted a decline in familiarity with timber as a building material among graduates of local tertiary level engineering programmes, which has serious implications for the timber industry. As such, the Institute urges training providers in this field to

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24
Aug

ITC-SA: Policy on Continuing Professional Development

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), the professional body for the engineered timber construction industry in South Africa, is responsible for regulating its professionally registered membership within the different categories of registration as was approved by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Registered persons are required by the ITC-SA Code of Conduct to practice strictly within their area

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24
Aug

Deputy President David Mabuza: Landbou Weekblad & Agri-SA Land summit

Remarks by Deputy President of the Republic Of South Africa, Mr David Mabuza at the Land Summit the Farmers’ Perspective held at Zwartkloof Game Reserve, Bela Bela, Limpopo President of AgriSA, and the entire leadership collective of AgriSA and the Landbouweekblad, Thank you for inviting me to this important gathering. This is an important summit that promises to offer practical

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13
Aug

Best in local timber decking, construction and roofing highlighted at annual awards

[Johannesburg, 13 August 2018]: The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), SAQA-accredited professional body for the engineered timber construction industry, recently hosted its highly-anticipated Annual Timber Engineered Product Awards in Cape Town. The event showcased and rewarded excellence in the timber construction trade, honouring builders, architects and engineers of various projects, from decks and boardwalks and loft room additions,

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12
Jul

The Rands and cents of timber construction

The advantages that come with using timber in construction are numerous and while there are clear, refutable misconceptions relating to this building material in South Africa, views around its affordability – and potential for affordability – as a construction material are varied. By Jennifer Rees, Director of Haas&DAS Communications. The most commonly held misconceptions among consumers and some facets of

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14
May

Harveytile: Roofing with brains & brawn

Choosing any building product can be a process fraught with potential problems; not only does one need to be satisfied that the product is suitable for its intended use, but one must also be entirely confident that the product is reputable, reliable and well established. Since 1967 Harvey Roofing Products (HRP), a division of Macsteel Service Centres SA, have been manufacturing revolutionary

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9
Apr

All hands on deck for inaugural Deck & Flooring Expo

From the organisers of the highly-acclaimed timber trade expo, WoodEX for Africa, a new, specialised trade expo targeted at the residential, commercial and industrial flooring and decking markets will soon make its debut. The Deck & Flooring Expo, co-located with WoodEX for Africa 2018, is set to host its inaugural instalment from 11-13 July at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand,

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6
Apr

Chairman’s note: ITC-SA National Coordinator appointed General Manager

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa‘s (ITC-SA) Chairman, Mannie Piyackis, has announced that the Institute’s National Coordinator, Amanda Obbes has been appointed as General Manager as of March 2018. At the Board of Directors meeting held on the 20th of March 2018, it was resolved that Ms Obbes fulfill the role of General Manager and it was agreed by the

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1
Mar

SANS 10400 Part L: Roofs presented to National Department of Public Works

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s professional body for the timber construction sector, recently hosted a workshop on the practical and legal aspects of SANS 10400 Part L: Roofs to over 30 delegates from the National Department of Public Works in Durban. A large percentage of buildings do not comply with SANS 10400 Part L: Roofs,

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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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