Tag: Timber

27
Jun

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 mission and vision. Performance reviews form part of this process, with “professional” conduct often used as a performance descriptor. The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) is “recognised by

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27
Jun

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 Covid-19 safety protocols. Neil de Villiers, the ITC-SA’s newly appointed Western Cape Regional Coordinator, chaired the well-attended Regional Meeting held in Cape Town on 27 May. It was a gathering of professionals from all membership categories and role

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26
Mar

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 overlooked by government and civil society. There is a tendency to assume that building houses and communities is a “numbers only” exercise about the number of keys handed over without regard for the safety, sturdiness, liveability, and longevity of the structures.

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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
Jan

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 truss industry. Erik Söderlund, the newly appointed general manager of the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), says the institute’s objective for 2021 is to reduce the incidence of non-compliant site-made roof trusses. Söderlund says the ITC-SA has entered 2021,

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17
Oct

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 to announce the appointment of Erik Söderlund as General Manager. Mr Söderlund comes with an educational background in Wood Science, Accounting, and Economics, and has been in the service of wood and timber processing sector since 1994. As such, he has

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29
May

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 safeguarding the local timber construction industry for over 45 years, has taken several exceptional steps in supporting not only its membership, but the timber construction industry at large, as the country transitions to Level 3 of lockdown. Having seen its first confirmed local

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19
Apr

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 coronavirus lockdown period, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) is offering its online self-study courses at specially-discounted rates for a limited time, ending 30 April 2020.  Roof Specialist Level 1 Online Assessment | Get R20 off – NOW

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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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28
Nov

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 designers in the nail-plated timber roof truss industry access to fundamental training through its Level 1 and 2 Estimator/Designer Courses. Registration for these courses is now open. Engineering software for roof trusses has seen rapid advancement over recent years and has revolutionized

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