The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) cordially invites you to attend this topical workshop on Practical & Legal Aspects of the National Building Regulations with Specific Reference to SANS 10400 Part L: Roofs.

Validated by: ECSA & SAIA (1 CPD POINT)


With regards to the implementation of the National Building Regulations SANS10400 Part L – Roofs, with reference to SANS10243 – Manufacture and Erection of Timber Trusses, SANS10163 – Structural use of Timber, SANS1783-1&2 – Sawn Softwood Timber, SANS10005 – The Preservative Treatment of Timber, a large percentage of buildings do not comply.

One of the main contributing factors is ignorance among role players about the relevant responsibilities and accountability of each function in the building process. There are many misconceptions within the ranks of some professional practitioners and contractors in the built environment about their involvement up to project completion to ensure that the conditions of the regulations are met.

The municipal building control office relies on the knowledge and integrity of the professional team responsible for designing, overseeing and final inspection of the roof structures to ensure conformance to the regulations by issuing a certificate of compliance.

Why, then, are so many buildings not conforming to the code?

To address this controversial issue, the ITC-SA with the assistance of The South African Local Government Association (SALGA), will explain the roles and responsibilities of the Professional Practitioners in the Built Environment with respect to implementing SANS10400-L.


The purpose of the workshop is to sensitize all the role players in the built environment who are tasked with submitting building applications to the local authorities about their legal responsibilities and to clarify any misconceptions about accountability and responsibility.


The workshop will be presented in a lecture format with open question and answer sessions that would allow for healthy debate and interaction so as to ensure comprehensive understanding of the subject.

DATE: 31 August 2017
TIME: 8:30 for 9:00
VENUE: Ascot Conference Centre, 210 Woodhouse Road, Pietermaritzburg

9:00 Gavin Brown – Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA)
Site Made Trusses vs Prefabricated Trusses (the LEGAL way)

10:30 Abe Stears – South  African Timber Auditing Services – (SATAS)
Certification of Structural Timber – What does it mean?

11:15 Bruce Breedt – SA Wood Preservers Association – (SAWPA)
Timber Treatment, Standards and Regulations

12:00 Werner Slabbert (Jnr) – Institute for Timber Construction (ITC-SA)
Timber Frame Housing

12:30 LUNCH

13:15 Thihangwi Madau – National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC)

14:00 Favourite Khanya – South African Local Government (SALGA)

14:30 Q&A

Who should attend?
Building Control Officials
NHBRC Inspectors / Building Contractors
Architects / Engineers
Architectural Technologists
Quantity Surveyors
Project Managers

RSVP: by 24 August 2017 (please complete this registration form)
COST: Free of charge

ENQUIRIES: Amanda Obbes / Jenni de Waal
011 974 1061 / 021 854 4435 /