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27
Jun

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 chairperson of WET, says the Gisborne plant is the only one of its type in the world. “This is the biggest development in wood processing in over 30 years. But, more importantly, OEL is helping New Zealand address its biggest challenges

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19
May

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 ITC-SA,” says structural timber expert, Prof Walter Burdzik of the University of Pretoria. Prof Burdzik is also a Director of the Institute for Timber Construction (ITC-SA). He emphasises that “the same principle applies

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26
Apr

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. 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.

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28
Nov

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 of Stellenbosch. The opening ceremony for this new facility will be hosted on 21 January 2020 between 10:00 and 11:30 at the Paul Sauer Forestry Building in Bosman Street, Stellenbosch. All interested parties are welcome to attend

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24
Oct

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 of the structural timber industry, the full spectrum of its membership as well as government departments, on the critical role that the Institute has played – and should continue to play – in South Africa’s engineered timber construction industry. In view

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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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6
Sep

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 acts, including abuse, assault, rape and murder, carried out against the women and children of South Africa. The Institute condemns gender-based violence in the strongest terms and calls on government not only to take a strong stance on this national

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8
Jul

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Structural timber supply in South Africa

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), the South African timber engineering industry’s professional body, wishes to reiterate the importance of using reputable timber suppliers or merchants whose timber complies with the relevant characteristic values. “We encourage our members and the industry at large to remain steadfast in selecting and using only compliant structural timber that is certified by

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24
Aug

ITC-SA: Policy on Continuing Professional Development

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), the professional body for the engineered timber construction industry in South Africa, is responsible for regulating its professionally registered membership within the different categories of registration as was approved by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Registered persons are required by the ITC-SA Code of Conduct to practice strictly within their area

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24
Aug

Deputy President David Mabuza: Landbou Weekblad & Agri-SA Land summit

Remarks by Deputy President of the Republic Of South Africa, Mr David Mabuza at the Land Summit the Farmers’ Perspective held at Zwartkloof Game Reserve, Bela Bela, Limpopo President of AgriSA, and the entire leadership collective of AgriSA and the Landbouweekblad, Thank you for inviting me to this important gathering. This is an important summit that promises to offer practical

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