Opinion

2
Aug

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 the world. From 01 August 2021, sawmills producing structural timber must implement a continuous quality control grading system using the SANS 1783 specifications to underscore this fact. This process means our northern hemisphere colleagues are wrong

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26
Apr

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 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

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12
Dec

The benefits of ‘Green’ building

Climate change is no longer a speculation but a reality in our lives. “The construction and operation of modern buildings, those in which we will live and work, are responsible for the consumption of many of our natural resources, and the generation of carbon and other gases that cause global warming,” says Larry Feinberg, Executive Director at the Association of

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