Tag: South Africa

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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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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9
Oct

Study: The potential of South African timber products to reduce the environmental impact of buildings

Study abstract: South Africa was the first country in Africa to implement a locally developed green building rating tool and has a growing number of rated green building projects. The method of life-cycle assessment can help to compare and assess the environmental performance of building products. At present, more than 70% of all sawn timber in South Africa is used

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27
Sep

SAFCOL to host Forestry Industrialisation Conference

The South African Forestry Company Limited (SAFCOL), a South African government-owned company primarily involved in the forestry sector with the mandate to conduct forestry business including timber harvesting, processing and related activities, will be hosting its Forestry Industrialisation Conference 2017 (FIC 2017) in partnership with the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE), the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), and

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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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