After rising to 29 in the last quarter of 2020, the FNB/BER Building Confidence Index has slipped by two points to 27 in the first quarter of 2021. Building activity was also lower, contributing to the slight decline in sentiment. The index’s current level means that more than 70% of the built environment surveyed are dissatisfied with prevailing business
Roof Inspection Services is presenting a workshop on Roof Inspection from 1 – 3 June 2021 at the ITC-SA offices in Isando, Johannesburg. Petrus Smit is presenting a workshop on Roof Inspection from 22 – 24 June 2021 in Cape Town. These workshops are popular, and seats are limited due to Covid-19 health and safety protocols. Don’t miss out.
All timber sold and used for structural purposes in South Africa must meet the strength requirements for stress grade 5 as a minimum. Timber and laminated beams that do not meet the relevant grade requirements are not legal or safe for use as structural timber. A glued laminated timber (glulam) beam is a structurally engineered wood product made by
By Erik Söderlund The ITC-SA held a very productive and interactive workshop with Mpumalanga’s National Homebuilders Registration Council (NHBRC) representatives in Middelburg on Thursday,8April. The workshop began with everyone participating in a general discussion on the topic of roof trusses and moved onto presentations on the role of the ITC-SA and the legal requirements for a compliant roof structure
The Wood Truss Market’s latest issue – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2020 – 2027 is now available. The study offers a comprehensive analysis of the strategies, business models, and market shares of selected international participants. It is an in-depth report that captures all the facets of the evolving roof truss market The market classification
The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) congratulates Nicky (Nandgopaul) Naidu on his appointment to the position of Regional Coordinator for KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). Nicky has extensive industry experience in the built environment and is well acquainted with being a Regional Coordinator. He held the position for two years in 2017 – 2019. Nicky entered the construction industry while
The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA’s) crucial role in solving the country’s housing crisis is often overlooked by government and civil society. There is a tendency to assume that building houses and communities is a “numbers only” exercise about the number of keys handed over without regard for the safety, sturdiness, liveability, and longevity of the structures.