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Tag: wood building

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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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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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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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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