Tag: timber frame

5
Jun

Timber roof trusses and fire regulations

[Johannesburg, 5 June 2017]: While there are a few misconceptions around timber’s fire performance, structural timber for roofing is both commonplace and performs well under fire conditions. As with every aspect of building, timber roof trusses must be manufactured and erected in line with the National Building Regulations and SANS 10400, which provide for fire safety.  Building regulations, set in

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21
Apr

Specifying for timber construction

[Johannesburg, 20 April 2017]: When specifying for timber construction, it is imperative to make a thorough study of elements, such as specific designs, site conditions, the National Building Regulations as well as timber quality, to ensure a successful project. The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) weighs in. In South Africa, under the Building Standards Act (Act 103/1977 as

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2
Sep

New ITC-SA Board of Directors elected

 [Johannesburg, 2 September 2016]: The Institute for Timber Construction (ITC-SA), whose vision is to create and maintain the highest standards in the engineered timber construction industry, held its Annual General Meeting on the 18th of August at which its new Board of Directors was elected.   In compliance with the ITC-SA Board approved Memorandum of Incorporation and following member nominations, the

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30
Aug

Wood wins at ITC-SA timber construction awards

 [Johannesburg, 30 August 2016]: A prominent highlight on the local timber construction calendar, The Annual Timber Engineered Product Awards, hosted by the Institute for Timber Construction (ITC-SA) at Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg on the 19th of August, showcased and rewarded top class workmanship in the fields of decking, timber frame construction and roofing. As part of the ITC-SA’s ongoing

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10
Aug

Bar set high for upcoming timber construction awards

[Johannesburg, 10 August 2016]: The Annual Timber Engineered Product Awards, to be hosted by the Institute for Timber Construction (ITC-SA), aim to recognise excellence in the timber construction sector. With stringent submission requirements in various categories, an impressive panel of judges and a focus on energy efficiency, this year’s awards are set to highlight the very best in South African

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17
May

ITC-SA set to attend WoodEX for Africa 2016

The Institute for Timber Construction (ITC-SA), South Africa’s professional body and regulator of the engineered timber structure industry, is set to attend the fourth WoodEX for Africa, taking place at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand from 9-11 June 2016. WoodEX for Africa, which started out in 2012, has become a premier platform for woodworking professionals in South Africa to connect

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26
Apr

ITC-SA to host Annual Timber Engineered Product Awards

The Institute for Timber Construction (ITC-SA), South Africa’s professional body and regulator of the engineered timber structure industry and provider of design, manufacturing, erection, inspection and certification for compliance, will be hosting its Annual Timber Engineered Product Awards on the 19th of August 2016. The event is set to celebrate and honour exceptional work in the structural timber industry, including

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10
Mar

Timber construction and the environment

Choosing timber frame building shows that you care about the environment and the planet. Here are the many reasons why:   Timber buildings are carbon sinks Trees absorb and store carbon dioxide while they grow. The carbon dioxide is stored in the sawn timber for the lifespan of the building.   Timber buildings require much lower processing energy Carbon dioxide

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