Tag: timber construction

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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5
Sep

Roof Inspection Training Course bridging gaps

Due to popular demand, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), the professional body for the engineered timber construction sector, will be hosting another CPD-accredited Roof Inspection Training Course from 6 to 8 November at its head office in Gauteng. According to Amanda Obbes, ITC-SA General Manager, “The Roof Inspection Training Course offered by the Institute comprises an intensive

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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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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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6
Aug

CPD-accredited roof inspector training to boost skills in the construction industry

[Johannesburg, 6 August 2018]: The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), the professional body for the engineered timber construction sector, will be hosting a CPD-accredited Roof Inspector Training Course at its head office in Isando from 28-30 August 2018.    The training course, which covers a comprehensive technical overview of timber roof structures, aims to enable: any technical person

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16
Jul

New roof for rural KZN church on heritage site

In 2014 Lead Architects undertook a development masterplan of the Albini Mission situated in Ntshongweni, KwaZulu-Natal, for the Catholic Archdiocese. Construction company, F Verbaan Construction, roofing contractor, GWR Roofing, together with Use-it, suppliers of Rambrick bricks, have all become key contributors in the rebuilding and restoration of this *AMAFA site. The 80-year-old church is receiving a restoration that is not

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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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26
Jun

ITC-SA to host conference at Interbuild Africa

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), SAQA-accredited professional body for the timber construction sector in South Africa, will be hosting a conference on the 16th of August at Interbuild Africa, which is set to take place from 15 to 18 August at Expo Centre Nasrec in Johannesburg. As part of its mission to create and maintain standards in

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11
May

ITC-SA PR representative nominated for African Construction Awards

Haas&DAS Communications, specialists in public relations for the timber construction sector and public relations representative for the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) since 2016, has been nominated for the African Construction Awards in its Media & Communications category. Jennifer Rees, Haas&DAS Communications (H&D) Director, says, “Much of the good work of the construction sector is only known through

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17
Apr

Consumers urged to empower themselves before tackling construction projects

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,

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