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Tag: timber construction

7
Oct

South Africa’s professional body for engineered timber construction prepares for dormancy

Established more than 45 years ago to help formalise and advance the timber roof construction industry and protect its consumers, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s professional body for the engineered timber construction industry, announces its resolution of dormancy as of 1 November 2019. This resolution was formally agreed upon at a recent board meeting held

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10
Sep

Micro-training for NHBRC inspectors

National Home Builder Registration Council (NHBRC) Inspectors were treated to a hands-on micro-training session with Ernest Prinsloo, Western Cape Regional Coordinator of the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) last month. The Inspectors were taken on a tour of various timber homes under construction in the Cape region to gain insights and pointers regarding timber frame housing and the

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6
Sep

Timber Roof Truss Building Regulations & Standards Workshop to launch in Overstrand

Architectural trends, increasing emphasis on energy efficiency and the continual development of new building materials all result in residential roof structures becoming increasingly complex. In a bid for greater clarity and understanding of building regulations as they apply to timber roof trusses, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), in partnership with local roof truss fabricator, Coastal Trusses (Pty)

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14
Aug

Myths about timber construction: Setting the record straight

While timber construction has a relatively small footprint in South Africa, with its host of environmental and performance benefits, the building material is enjoying increasing popularity and interest among the general public and trade alike. Even so, misconceptions about timber as a construction material are still commonplace, limiting potential users from enjoying the manifold benefits of this unique, renewable building

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7
Aug

Workshop: Understanding Roof Inspections | Cape Town | 22-24 October 2019

In an effort to boost skills development in South Africa’s roofing industry, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), the professional body for the engineered timber construction sector, will be hosting a CPD-accredited workshop on Understanding Roof Inspections in Cape Town from 22 to 24 October 2019. Any person who is interested in expanding their knowledge and expertise in

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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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