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Winning with connected construction

Every day, around the world, more than 200,000 people are moving into cities. Cities need to expand. Yet, only 25% of the infrastructure we’ll need ...

“Megacities” developing in Gauteng

By 2030 Gauteng will have two huge new cities, socially diverse, digitally connected and ecologically responsible and sustainable. That’s if the ...

Short term boost for construction

The citizens of South Africa are still reeling, and the costs are escalating in the aftermath of the recent unrest, looting and wanton destruction of ...

Is graded SA Pine the best structural wood in the world?

By Dr Brand Wessels, University of Stellenbosch Yes, it is true. South Africa’s pine plantations are the source of the best structural timber in ...

Positive feedback from future roof inspectors

Future roof inspectors enjoyed the three-day Roof Inspector’s Course presented by Petrus Smidt in June in Cape Town. The course content is approved ...

World’s first Optimised Engineered Lumber (OEL) plant opens

Wood Engineering Technology (WET) in New Zealand says its Optimised Engineered Lumber (OEL) sawmill is open for business. Angus Fletcher, the ...

Building material manufacturers confident, building sector cautious

After slipping to 27 in 1Q2021, the FNB/BER Building Confidence Index increased to 39 in 2Q2021. Even though this is the highest index level since ...

The ITC-SA is a Non-Statutory Professional Body. What does that mean?

It is midway through the year and a good time to pause and reflect on the past six months and see whether your business is on track to achieve its ...

First regional meeting since 2019 motivates Western Cape members

The Western Cape members of the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) recently enjoyed an opportunity to meet while heeding the ...

Architect Education Needs an Overhaul

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in the UK estimates that 35% of the lifecycle carbon from a typical office development is emitted ...

Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) News

NON-VALIDATED CPD ACTIVITIES The Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) warns members that certain providers are impersonating the ECSA brand by ...

African Construction Activity in 2020

Deloitte’s 2020 edition of the Africa Construction Trends Report on managing supply chain risk and disruption in capital projects includes 385 ...

Don’t Ignore the Fire Regulations

“Any failure of a truss plant or roof inspector to insist on the separation of roofs as prescribed in the fire regulations must be reported to the ...

AGM Endorses ITC-SA’s “Back To Roots” Strategy

The 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the ITC-SA unanimously endorsed the decision of its Board of Directors in 2020 to return the Institute to ...

Connected Construction free Webinar

With construction projects demanding increased efficiencies, Building Information Modelling (BIM) addresses these requirements across the ...

Western Cape Property Development Forum’s (WCPDF’s) Annual Conference open for all

The impressive line-up of speakers, facilitators and panellists include leaders in economic development, investment strategists, municipal ...

DECLINING BUILDING ACTIVITY

  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 ...

INSPECTOR TRAINING IN JUNE 2021

  Roof Inspection Services is presenting a workshop on Roof Inspection from 1 – 3 June 2021 at the ITC-SA offices in Isando, Johannesburg. ...

GLULAM BEAMS MUST COMPLY WITH SA’S STANDARDS

  All timber sold and used for structural purposes in South Africa must meet the strength requirements for stress grade 5 as a minimum. Timber ...

NHBRC REPRESENTATIVES ATTEND ITC-SA WORKSHOP IN MPUMALANGA

  By Erik Söderlund The ITC-SA held a very productive and interactive workshop with Mpumalanga’s National Homebuilders Registration ...

Global roof truss report and forecast 2020-2027

  The Wood Truss Market’s latest issue – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2020 – 2027 is now ...

Welcome back, Nicky Naidu

  The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) congratulates Nicky (Nandgopaul) Naidu on his appointment to the position of ...

The ITC-SA is a significant player in the process of solving the housing crisis

  The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA’s) crucial role in solving the country’s housing crisis is often ...

ITC-SA appoints two Regional Coordinators

  The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA)is pleased to announce the appointment of two Regional Coordinators to assist its ...

ECSA approves ITC-SA as CPD Licensed Body

  Timber Construction (ITC-SA) welcomes the decision by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) to recognise the Institute as aVoluntary ...

Workshop: Understanding Roof Inspections | Johannesburg | 23 – 25 February 2021

In an effort to boost skills development in South Africa’s roofing industry, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), the ...

Return to Work and Solidarity Fund

Dear members, The Return to Work and Solidarity Fund have developed a set of videos for use at workplaces to assist in preventing and combating the ...

Back to basics for the timber roof truss industry

Increasing recognition of timber’s invaluable role in the built environment raises the bar for South Africa’s prefabricated timber roof ...

Government Gazette – 11 January 2021

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Primary changes in adjusted Level 3 Regulations

PowerPoint download – Adjusted Level 3 29 Dec 2020   ...

Registrations open for ITC-SA’S 2021 Estimator/Designer Courses (6 CPD points)

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s engineered timber construction industry body, offers estimators and ...

Vacant position: ITC-SA – Admin assistant

The Institute for Timber Construction is the industry co-ordinating body for, predominantly, the prefabricated timber roof truss industry in Southern ...

ITC-SA Partners With PRAWA & SAICE to Boost Industry Standards & Training

In a bid to ensure the standards and training of the timber roof truss industry in South Africa, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa ...

New General Manager for ITC-SA

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), a South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) accredited Professional Body, is pleased ...

Workshop: Understanding Roof Inspections | Johannesburg | 4-6 August 2020

In an effort to boost skills development in South Africa’s roofing industry, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), the ...

Taking a stand for timber construction during COVID-19

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) accredited Professional Body ...

Learn at Home with Discounted ITC-SA Self-Study Courses

In a bid to support roofing professionals and individuals keen on learning more about the technical aspects of roofing, during South Africa’s ...

DTI Media Release: CIPC Certification Process for Essential Services Businesses During Extended Lockdown

In a media statement issued by The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition on 16 April 2020, it is noted that companies, which are registered ...

Government Gazette on COVID-19

Covid-19 or ‘coronavirus’ is reported to have originated in Wuhan, a city in the Hubei province of China, with the first COVID-19 cases ...

Notice: ITC-SA Training Certificates

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s SAQA-accredited professional body, safeguarding the engineered timber ...

Structural timber: Know your standard dimensions, truss types and profiles

South Africa’s unique climate,  combined with specie matching and genetic engineering conducted for over a century by local forestry and ...

Workshop: Understanding Roof Inspections | Johannesburg | 4-6 August 2020

In an effort to boost skills development in South Africa’s roofing industry, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), the ...

Vacancy: Executive Director ITC-SA

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s professional body for the engineered timber construction sector, ...

Registrations open for ITC-SA’S 2020 Estimator/Designer Courses (6 CPD points)

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s engineered timber construction industry body, offers estimators and ...

New CNC training facility launching at Stellenbosch University

A new CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) training facility will soon be launched at the Department of Forest & Wood Science at the University ...

ITC-SA reverses dormancy resolution

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) reverses its resolution of dormancy following overwhelming feedback from various quarters ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

ITC-SA condemns gender-based violence & calls for swift, decisive government action

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) has borne witness, alongside a mournful South Africa, to the ever-increasing heinous ...