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Tag: Timber

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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8
Jul

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Structural timber supply in South Africa

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), the South African timber engineering industry’s professional body, wishes to reiterate the importance of using reputable timber suppliers or merchants whose timber complies with the relevant characteristic values. “We encourage our members and the industry at large to remain steadfast in selecting and using only compliant structural timber that is certified by

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5
Jun

Maintaining your roof: The importance of inspections

[Johannesburg, 5 June 2019]: Although the importance of a roof structure as a component of a building and its functioning cannot be overstated, it is possibly one of the most neglected parts of a building. While some roof systems call for less maintenance than others, all roofing systems should be checked periodically and maintained accordingly. The Institute for Timber Construction

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22
May

ITC-SA Roof Estimator/Designer Courses open for registration

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s engineered timber construction industry body, offers estimators and designers in the nail-plated timber roof truss industry access to fundamental training through its Level 1 and 2 Estimator/Designer Courses. Registration for these courses is now open. Engineering software for roof trusses has seen rapid advancement over recent years and has revolutionized

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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

No replacement for professional body

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 45 years. As a professional body for the engineered timber construction industry, the ITC-SA’s vision is to create and maintain the highest standards in the

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