Roofing

2
Aug

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 by the ITC and allows the attendees to claim ECSA CPD points. Smidt, is a professional engineer and member of the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA). He has vast experience in the engineered timber roofing

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19
May

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 its core business of representing South Africa’s prefabricated timber roof truss industry. The ground-breaking decision affirms the Institute for Timber Construction (ITC-SA’s) significant role in the country’s socio-economic development, states Erik Söderlund, the Institute’s General

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1
Feb

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 professional body for the engineered timber construction sector, will be hosting a CPD-accredited workshop on Understanding Roof Inspections in Johannesburg from 23 to 25 February 2021.  Any person who is interested in expanding their knowledge and expertise in timber

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17
Oct

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 (ITC-SA) has entered into a memorandum of agreement with both the Professional Roof Repair and Waterproofing Association (PRAWA) and the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE), respectively.  These partnerships were established to build on

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17
Jul

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 professional body for the engineered timber construction sector, will be hosting a CPD-accredited workshop on Understanding Roof Inspections in Johannesburg from 4 to 6 August 2020.  Any person who is interested in expanding their knowledge and expertise in timber

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20
Feb

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 sawmilling industries, underpins the country’s structural lumber products as truly world class. With that, there are critical guidelines around standard dimensions of structural timber, truss types and their profiles that must be adhered to in order to meet standard building

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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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7
Aug

Workshop: Understanding Roof Inspections | Cape Town | 22-24 October 2019

In an effort to boost skills development in South Africa’s roofing industry, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), the professional body for the engineered timber construction sector, will be hosting a CPD-accredited workshop on Understanding Roof Inspections in Cape Town from 22 to 24 October 2019. Any person who is interested in expanding their knowledge and expertise in

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2
Mar

Online certification programme to support skills development in roofing

[Johannesburg, 2 March 2018]: In a bid to drive its mandate of supporting skills training and development in the timber construction industry, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), SAQA-accredited professional body and watchdog for the timber building industry, recently launched its Online Certification Programme. Designed to offer study materials and tests to improve skills in the timber roofing

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6
Dec

Roof inspector training uplifts industry

[Johannesburg, 6 December 2017]: The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), SAQA-registered Professional Body for the engineered timber construction industry, hosted a Roof Inspector Training Course at its Isando offices from 21 to 23 November. Well attended by delegates including engineers, quality home inspectors, fabricators and erectors, the course has both delivered on its main aims and has further

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