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Tag: timber construction

12
Jun

ITS hosts Timber Engineering workshop for UJ students

International Truss Systems (ITS), a full system supplier to the prefabricated timber roof truss industry and Supplier Member of the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), recently facilitated a workshop on Timber Engineering to final-year students at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). The workshop is a programme initiated by Engineering Efficacy South Africa, an NGO that promotes innovation through

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25
Mar

ITC-SA’s SAQA accreditation renewed

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s watchdog for the engineered timber construction sector, recently received renewed recognition from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) as a Professional Body. As a prominent custodian of the timber construction industry in South Africa, the ITC-SA is empowered, through its ongoing SAQA accreditation, to make meaningful contributions to a healthier

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19
Mar

Tiny homes… BIG revolution

The Tiny Home Revolution is making waves the world over, and with roots in the United States of America, the modern impetus for the tiny home is clear: Smaller, more frugal living with a much lighter – if any – impact on the environment. With climbing household debt, mindless consumption of goods, bigger and bigger houses to store those goods

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6
Feb

SANS 1900 certification: Clarifying the roles of SATAS & ITC-SA

The purpose of this letter is to clarify the different roles and mandates of SATAS and the ITC-SA in the construction environment. South African Technical Auditing Services Pty Ltd (SATAS) is an ISO 17065 SANAS accredited Product Certification Body for different products manufactured to the relevant SANS standards. Certificate of Accreditation No. C25, issued by SANAS, dated 25 August 2015

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6
Feb

ECSA Voluntary Association recognition for ITC-SA

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s professional body for the engineered timber construction sector, has been recognized as a Voluntary Association in line with the newly-gazetted Voluntary Associations Recognition Framework, which came into effect in 2018. In a media statement issued by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) on 2 August 20181, it was reported that

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5
Feb

ITC-SA brings timber construction expertise to KZN Construction Expo

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s professional body for the engineered timber construction sector, has partnered with the KZN Construction Expo, which takes place from 20-21 February 2019 at the Durban Exhibition Centre, to share timber construction information and expertise in the province. The KZN Construction Expo, which was launched in 2017, is the only dedicated

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1
Feb

Stakeholder Workshop: Promoting locally produced timber in construction

The dti invites you to the Stakeholder Workshop on the promotion of the use of timber in construction. The main purpose of the workshop is to create a platform for industry to discuss the importance of a wood culture society. The South African forestry sector’s limited use of wood products has triggered a need for a discussion to promote a

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11
Dec

Unauthorised use of ITC-SA logo strongly discouraged

[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.

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15
Nov

Roof Inspection Training Course | Johannesburg | 21-23 May 2019

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), the professional body for the engineered timber construction sector, will be hosting its first CPD-accredited Roof Inspection Training Course of 2019 from 21-23 May at its head office in Gauteng. The Roof Inspection Training Course offered by the Institute comprises an intensive theoretical and technical overview of timber roof structures. Over the three-day period, students

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13
Nov

Sourcing laminated timber for structural applications: Where to start?

Laminated timber is enjoying increasing popularity, not only for its unique aesthetic appeal, but for its optimal use of natural resources and propensity to stand up to demanding structural applications. Amanda Obbes, General Manager of the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), remarks, “As with all structural timber, it is imperative that with respect to both manufacture and application, structural

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