[Johannesburg, 19 July 2018]: The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), SAQA-accredited professional body and watchdog for the timber construction industry in South Africa, will be hosting a CPD-accredited timber construction conference on the 16th of August at Expo Centre Nasrec as part of the upcoming Interbuild Africa 2018.

As part of its mission to create and maintain standards in the timber construction industry, the ITC-SA is committed to taking every opportunity to host information-sharing events like workshops, training sessions and presentations, which help to inform both the industry and the public.

“The Timber Construction Conference we will be hosting at Interbuild Africa is no different and we are delighted to be bringing top industry experts together at the conference to share their wealth of knowledge and insights into various facets of timber construction, from strength grading of structural timber to treatment and surface coatings on the completed structure,” says Amanda Obbes, General Manager of the ITC-SA.

The ITC-SA’s conference at Interbuild Africa will be host to Werner Slabbert Jnr, who will be presenting on Timber Frame Building, Elliot Nkosi of the ITC-SA, who will present on Site-Made vs. Prefabricated Timber Trusses, Abe Stears of South African Technical Auditing Services (SATAS), who will present on the Certification of Structural Timber, Willie Conradie of TimberLife, who will discuss Outdoor Wood Coatings and Bruce Breedt of the South African Wood Preservers Association (SAWPA), who will talk about Timber Treatment, Standards & Regulations.

ITC-SA Timber Construction Conference Programme

Time Topic Speaker
09:00 Timber frame housing Werner Slabbert Jnr, ITC-SA
10:00 Site-made vs. prefabricated trusses (the legal way) Elliot Nkosi, ITC-SA
11:00 Certification of structural timber – what does it mean? Abe Stears, SATAS
12:00 Outdoor wood finishes Willie Conradie, TimberLife
14:00 Timber treatment, standards & regulations Bruce Breedt, SAWPA


“The ITC-SA’s Timber Construction Conference is open to everyone who is interested in attending, whether they are construction industry professionals or members of the public. The conference will be of exceptional value for anyone looking to have a timber roof, home or deck built and industry professionals can enjoy the added value of the event’s accreditation with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) for one CPD point,” Obbes concludes.

Space at the ITC-SA’s Timber Construction Conference is limited; tickets are available for R50 each via Quicket at this link: http://bit.ly/2L1oQjf.  All those interested in attending are encouraged to book their tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. For further information about the conference, email enquiries@itc-sa.org.

IMPORTANT: Should you wish to attend the exhibition separately from the Timber Construction Conference, please click on the following link for free access to the expo: http://bit.ly/2uv38Kd. Entrance to Interbuild Africa is FREE if you pre-register at the above link. Any visitor who registers on-site and is unable to provide a business card will be charged a R50 entrance fee. Secure parking is provided at a cost of R20 per vehicle.