Tag: timber construction

8
Nov

Trade and consumers benefit from professional status of ITC-SA

[Johannesburg, 8 November 2017]: The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) is South Africa’s professional body for the timber construction sector and has worked tirelessly in service of both the trade it represents and South African consumers for over 40 years. As a professional body, the ITC-SA’s vision is to create and maintain the highest standards in the engineered

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23
Oct

Interview: Timber Construction Skills & Training

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) interviews Clifford Crosson, Manager of Coastal KZN TVET College Truss Plant and Occupational Skills Training & Trade Test Centre, and Shannon Govender, Truss Designer at Coastal KZN TVET College about skills and training in the timber construction industry and the current state of the sector. Q: What is the current state of skills

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17
Oct

Three new directors for Institute for Timber Construction

South Africa’s professional body for the timber construction sector, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), recently appointed three new directors. Professor Walter Burdzik of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Pretoria, Werner Slabbert Jnr, Managing Director of Eco Log Homes and Dr Benson Wekesa, Technical Group Leader at the CSIR, have many years’ experience in

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12
Oct

Dates set for WoodEX for Africa 2018

WoodEX for Africa, the largest trade exhibition in Africa dedicated exclusively to the timber trade, is gearing up for its milestone fifth instalment taking place at Gallagher Estate in Midrand from 11-13 July 2018. WoodEX for Africa is a timber-focussed trade exhibition hosted biennially and offers a unique business and networking platform to connect, unify and grow the African timber,

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9
Oct

Laminated timber beams to comply with regulations

[Johannesburg, 9 October 2017]: The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s professional body for the engineered timber construction industry, issues a notice on compliance of laminated timber beams to be used for structural purposes.   NOTE: All laminated timber beams must comply with the minimum requirements outlined in SANS 1460: Laminated Timber. Further to this, all laminated

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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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20
Sep

Building a timber frame home?

Are you considering building a timber frame home or structure? A timber home is a significant investment, so it is important to do your research. We’ve listed just a few advantages of timber buildings to help you along your way. Timber structures: Act as carbon sinks Light and environmentally friendly Well suited to eco-sensitive, hard-to-reach sites or unstable soil conditions

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31
Aug

Industry insight: Timber decking done right

[Johannesburg, 31 August 2017]: While timber decking is most often associated with leisure and entertainment, and considered a complement to a larger structure, the importance of correct deck building is not always fully appreciated. Peter Bissett of well-renowned KwaZulu-Natal timber construction company, Cottage Concepts, Timber Deck Member of the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), shares insight into the

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23
Feb

Case study: Streamlining the complex residential roof

[Johannesburg, 23 February 2017]: Every so often, a complex residential roof, of average scale and with relatively small truss spans, arrives for design and estimation at a timber roof truss fabricator. While it may not necessarily be of grand scale, even relatively small yet complex projects can cause frustrations to all along the supply chain – with mounting time and

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30
Nov

Timber and Carbon Storage

Did you know that timber plays a significant role in carbon storage? Therefore, by choosing timber in design and construction projects this can help in tackling climate change in several ways. How does the storage process work? As the growing trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere they store it as carbon in places such as their leaves, wood and other

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