Tag: trusses

18
Oct

Roof Inspector Training Course 21-23 Nov 2017

Due to popular demand, another Roof Inspector Training Course will be hosted at the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) head office (SAFCA Building, 6 Hulley Road, Isando) from 21-23 November 2017 (from 8 am to 4 pm each day). The cost is R5500 [excl. VAT] per person. This course has been CPD accredited by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) for 3

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4
Sep

Four essentials for sound roof truss construction

There are four elements in roof truss construction that are vital for a sound end result. The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) weighs in: Structural timber to be used & must comply with the design intent (SATAS or SABS marked) Structural timber needs to be marked with red ink on the face of the timber at 1m intervals.

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22
Jun

Climbing the scaffolding: South African women in roofing

[Johannesburg, 22 June 2017]: With Women’s Month fast approaching, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s professional body and regulator of the engineered timber structure industry, spotlights three of its female members, who share their experiences as women in construction. While the South African construction sector is a provider of a significant number of jobs and fertile

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22
Mar

Compliant timber roof truss construction essential for sound roof structure

[Johannesburg, 22 March 2017]: Poorly constructed roofs have become a real concern in residential South Africa. The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) offers insight into legislation governing this aspect of a building as well as guidelines for a correctly built, sound timber roof structure. Arguably one of the most important parts of any home construction, the roof protects

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20
Dec

ITC-SA warns against non-compliant imported structural timber

[Johannesburg, 20 December 2016]: As the South African construction market experiences a shortage of structural timber, imports of the material have become necessary and are on the rise. In the light of this, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) stresses that all imported structural timber destined for – and employed by – the South African market must be

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23
Nov

Laminated timber viable for structural applications

[Johannesburg, 23 November 2016]: As a country whose available natural resources need to be conserved and used optimally, the South African construction trade can benefit from making use of laminated timber beams for structural applications. So says Abe Stears, Managing Director of the South African Technical Auditing Services (SATAS), who offer certification and inspection services for the timber, chemical, metallurgical

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12
Oct

Safety overhead: The importance of roof maintenance

[Johannesburg, 12 October 2016]: 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 intense maintenance than others, all roofing systems should be checked periodically and maintained accordingly. The Institute for Timber

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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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