TCI Finalises Online Concrete Training Programme For Next Year

The Concrete Institute’s School of Concrete Technology (SCT) has finalised its programme of online training courses for 2021. Fourteen courses are planned, including the start of the pinnacle of concrete diploma courses: Advanced Concrete Technology.

John Roxburgh, Senior Lecturer at the SCT, says the SCT ran its last lecture-driven course at the end of March 2020 and was forced, due to lockdown regulations, to abandon lecture room training after that. “But we fortunately had experience in delivering e-learning courses through SCT41 and SCT42, the UK’s Institute of Concrete Technology’s General Principles and Practical Application courses, which the school has presented on an e-learning basis for several years. This proved invaluable for a fast conversion of all the more popular SCT courses onto an e-learning platform and within two months, the SCT could offer 10 different courses online. These courses, where applicable, have been granted the same CPD accreditation as the lecture room-based courses.”

Roxburgh says the SCT quickly learnt that the online course versions offer some surprisingly good advantages. These included:

  • Substantial reduction in costs (major online discounts will still apply next year);
  • Flexibility for the student with work or time-constraints;
  • No travel and accommodation needed;
  • More time available to study;
  • Better understanding of the subject through a three-pronged approach that includes self-study with tests, videos that can be watched repeatedly, and face-to-face contact with the lecturer on electronic meeting platforms.

“Because of these significant benefits, the concrete and concrete-related industries have welcomed online training and the school’s training has resulted in many satisfied students graduating and receiving online course certificates in 2020.”

The SCT is gearing to present its next Advanced Concrete Technology (ACT-SCT50) course for the Institute of Concrete Technology at the beginning of 2022. “As acceptance for this prestigious programme requires a pass in the SCT41 and SCT42 courses, it is advisable for prospective ACT-SCT 50 students to complete the SCT41 and SCT42 courses next year. The examinations for these will be written in May 2021.”

Roxburgh adds: “For those looking for a career in concrete technology, there are many opportunities available. South Africa has a massive need for competent concrete practitioners in admixture sales, laboratories, construction companies, ready mixed and precast concrete suppliers, concrete repair facilities, cement and aggregate production, and mining, to name just a few sectors. The SCT has structured a progression of course levels that will allow a prospective student to enrol at a level that matches his or her competency. There are no short cuts to becoming a good concrete technologist and study is essential. The SCT has all the educational requirements to help meet these goals,” he states.

For more information and the full 2021 online training programme, visit www.theconcreteinstitute.org.za or email sct@theconcreteinstitute.org.za or rennishas@theconcreteinstitute.org.za, or phone 011 315 0300.

 

 

Big boost for the production of engineering students

The decision to establish two new engineering degree programmes at the University of Zululand (UNIZULU) will greatly contribute to the success of the country’s efforts to prioritise infrastructure development as the driving force for economic recovery. 

 Mr Cyril Gamede, the Chief Executive Officer of the Construction Industry Development Board, says the two new programmes will bolster the output of engineering graduates in the country and provide opportunities for young people who want to make a career in the engineering and construction sectors. 

 “This is the culmination of a planning process that started nearly a decade ago,” says Mr Gamede who served as Chairperson of the UNIZULU Council from 2015 to 2017. “We recognised the need to graduate more engineers in South Africa in order to meet the needs of our developing economy. A concept was born to develop engineering programmes from historically black universities with UNIZULU as a test case. The new engineering programmes in historically disadvantaged universities will produce young professionals that can lead the country’s future investment in construction and infrastructure.” 

 UNIZULU Vice Chancellor, Professor Xoliswa Mtose says that the University will however require large scale investment in the development of the physical and laboratory infrastructure in the next ten years, to ensure that the offering of engineering programmes is a success.  

“Developing such infrastructure requires the adoption of an integrated district infrastructure development model which creates interdependencies and strong collaboration between UNIZULU, the Department of Higher Education and Training, the Department of Science and Technology, uMhlathuze Municipality, the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, the Department of Works and Infrastructure, and private industries in Richards Bay.” 

From 2021 UNIZULU will offer Bachelor degree programmes in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering at its Richards Bay Campus. The closing date for applications is 21 January 2021 and prospective students will require an NSC qualification with Maths and Physics at level 5 and English at level 4. 

 “The construction sector is pivotal to the implementation of the Economic Recovery and Reconstruction Programme announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa,” Mr Gamede says. “Infrastructure investment projects to a value of more than R360bn have been approved covering initiatives in the fields of transport, water and sanitation, energy and human settlements. 

“These projects will drive economic activity and job creation in South Africa over the next decade. We, therefore, have to ensure that we produce a sufficient number of highly-skilled professionals who can lead these projects and deliver successfully on the expectations,” says Mr Gamede. 

 UNIZULU has steadily built its reputation as a centre of higher learning but this will be the first time that it offers graduate programmes in engineering. The process was conceptualised and led by Mr Gamede during his term at the helm of the UNIZULU Council.  The external team consisted of Mr TC Madikane and Prof Downing from UCT. An internal team of dedicated staff under the leadership of the Vice Chancellor Mtose made this project a success under very challenging conditions.  

The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Nzimande, gave full support to this programme and provided future infrastructure funding for the faculty. Mr Gamede’s dream as the then Chairperson was to also see a faculty of medicine at UNIZULU. That will be a dream deferred.  

“There are countless young South Africans, especially in rural areas, who have the talent and ambition to follow careers in the construction and engineering sector but who are being denied because of limited opportunities. This initiative will provide opportunities for young people in the nearby areas to realise their professional dreams without travelling long distances to unfamiliar environments. This will also hopefully reduce the stress in students and hopefully improve the pass rate. 

“These new programmes will now expand opportunities at a vibrant academic institution and our entire country will soon reap the benefits,” says Mr Gamede, who is the outgoing President of the Engineering Council of South Africa after two terms of four years each. 

According to Professor Mtose, large scale investment in the development of the physical and laboratory infrastructure will ensure that land is allocated to develop the physical infrastructure.  Such infrastructure will include roads, bulk services, and the science and technology laboratory for the University.   

The infrastructure will also be used by local and provincial government agencies, the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone, and local firms to generate research and development, and innovation solutions for economic development of the region. 

Construction students build careers despite COVID-19

According to the International Monetary Fund, the construction sector was one of the industries that was most affected by COVID-19. However, this hasn’t deterred a group of local Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) students who completed their learnerships in the face of adversity and have only been more inspired to grow their careers, become independent and start their own businesses.

This is according to Letitia van Rensburg, Training Officer at Master Builders’ Association for the Western Cape (MBAWC), who explained that the company’s most recent OHS Learnership Programme started in March 2019 with 9 out of 11 students graduating in September 2020.

“The purpose of this programme was to take an individual with a passion for OHS from a low knowledge base up to the required level in order to become a professional in a period of 18-24 months,” she said.

To take part in this programme, the entry-level requirement was for a learner to have a Grade 12 certificate, be medically fit to work on a site and to reside in the Cape Town area and surrounds, van Rensburg added.  “The programme also gave the learners the ability to earn and learn, while gaining valuable experience in the profession and working towards a qualification.”

However, this year was an anomaly due to COVID-19, which most of the learners tackled head-on with positivity, optimism, and the resolve to complete the course and grow their careers.

One of the students, Cleopatra Mnqanqeni said, “Not only was I afforded time in the hard lockdown to work on my portfolio and logbook, but I was also able to reflect on how the items fit together.  Post lockdown put us in a position where we had to assist Grinaker-LTA with new COVID-19 regulations.  We had to work as a team on new implementation guidelines of unfamiliar content.  We were also forced to use electronic platforms such as Zoom which was a good learning curve.”

Deen Lewis agreed, pointing out that he had to put in a lot more hard work and effort while things were rough during the hard lockdown.  “I refused to give up, because if I made it this far – I could make the programme and get through his period.”

“I found that I was able to push my own boundaries and that dedication, commitment and hard work pays off in the end,” said Engelina Gama. “I am now inspired to move from a Candidate Construction Health and Safety Officer (CHO) to a full safety management role as a professional OHS Manager. I would also like to mentor new people coming into this role.”

Jadon Davids wants to become an OHS management expert and even be able to consult around the world. “On-site the COVID-19 regulations made a new level of compliance a reality.  We had to implement and manage new rules, and still practice all the other safety aspects on a site. Working in construction, I had already seen a need for safety, but this took it to a new level and was a great opportunity for me to learn and further my career.”

“The lockdown made it easier to just focus on the work that needed to be done which made it easier to focus on the learning and not worry about much else,” said Khanyisiwe Futshane. “This was a small blessing in a way and now that I have completed the course, I can see the path for my future.”

  “I simply decided that the programme was worth every sacrifice and dedicated my time to ensure that I achieve the desired outcome,” added Mischa Arendse. “I have now set myself up for the future, will make better earnings, have more training opportunities and be able to further my professional development.

Celine van Wyk said that meeting different people from various communities was a highlight for her. “The fact that I was exposed to a new world of diversity and learning was really pushing me to grow. I was very shy when I joined the programme and I am now able to express myself in my own voice. I want to remain in the Construction Industry as an OHS practitioner for the foreseeable future.”

This programme was a passion point for Rael Jacobs who said: “The opportunity aligned with a strong social need to eliminate risk and hazards in our environments. Construction OHS fits my passions. I am looking forward to registering with the South African Council for Project and Construction Management Professionals as an OHS practitioner, with the goal of gaining working experience in other regions of the world too.”

Tjeka Training Matters was a training partner for the programme and really solidified the importance of mentorship, said Letitia van Rensburg.  “The training company took a strong lead in having an appointed mentor for the student to refer to in their portfolio work, as well as during their time on-site.”

“However, you cannot yield success in a process like this without the learner’s own ability to be dedicated to the learning process.  It is not always an easy path being a working person and learning, but these learners showed initiative and passion to get to CHO status,” she concluded.

Free webinar arms engineers, designers and architects with expert knowledge on continuous galvanized sheeting and its practical applications

Following on from a very successful webinar on the Essentials of Galvanizing in July 2020, the African chapter of the International Zinc Association (IZA) has once again partnered with Creamer Media’s Engineering News to present a follow-up session, aptly titled Continuous Galvanizing, aimed at designers, engineers, architects and industry specifiers.

The free 90-minute webinar takes place on Wednesday 16 September 2020 at 15:00 (SAST). The session will address the following aspects of continuous galvanizing in detail:

  • What is continuous galvanized sheeting and how is it made
  • Where should continuous galvanized sheeting be used, with specific reference to real-world applications
  • How to specify continuous galvanized sheeting for various applications
  • What coatings are applied to the sheets and how does this prevent corrosion

 

There will also be ample opportunity for attendees to pose questions to the speakers and in the process the IZA hopes that the expert guidance given will encourage greater use of zinc coated continuously galvanized sheet in South Africa.

“The popularity of the first webinar highlighted to us that there is a keen interest among industry professionals to learn more about galvanizing, which is why we are hosting these sessions, and involving various experts, to empower more people to understand and embrace galvanizing as a cost-effective and sustainable means of preventing premature corrosion on projects in the construction, mining and structural steel industries,” says Simon Norton who heads up the Africa desk of the IZA.

Norton, an expert in corrosion and failure investigation, will be presenting, along with Martin van Leeuwen, director of technology and market development for the IZA, and Terry Smith, a foremost expert on hot dip and continuous galvanizing. Their combined experience and expertise is unrivalled in the industry and guarantees webinar participants will leave the session armed with relevant and practical information and insights that can easily be translated for real-world applications.

To attend the webinar, simply register here. For more information, please contact delia@irvinepartners.co.za.

As a further value-add, the IZA is offering hard copies of their new publication, The Essentials of Galvanizing, to those interested in receiving this useful reference guide. Please email a postal or delivery address to zinc@iafrica.com, should you wish to receive a copy.

 

 

FREE webinar on the essentials of galvanizing

The International Zinc Association, in partnership with Creamer Media’s Engineering News, are hosting a FREE webinar to launch their new book, The Essentials of Galvanizing, focused on arming engineers, designers and architects with expert knowledge on the long-term value of galvanizing.

The PIRB Certificate Of Compliance (CoC) And Audit Process Play An Integral Part In The Construction Sector

While plumbers are responsible for the installation, repair and maintaining of pipes, fixtures and other plumbing works for water distribution and wastewater disposal in various buildings, their role in the construction sector is ultimately very important “because plumbing protects the safety of people.”

Plumbing done right

According to Herman Strauss from the Plumbing Industry Registration Board (PIRB), plumbing is more than a convenience. “We know that not having water, or having blocked drains are a nuisance, but it is about much more than that,” he said. “Disease can spread through drainage pipework and affect communities.”

There has even been reports that the world’s latest health pandemic, the coronavirus (Covid-19) can spread this way.

“On the supply side, hot water is critically needed but if plumbing is not done right, geysers can explode and cause death and structural damage. If the water is not hot enough lethal bacteria like Legionella can spread causing the lethal Legionnaires’ disease. On the other hand, if the water at the tap is too hot it can cause potentially life-threatening scalding in seconds.”

Therefore, it is said that if plumbing is done right, it improves health and safety and make our lives better, while plumbing that’s been done wrong can have lethal implications on a large scale.

About the PIRB CoC

As the professional body for plumbers in South Africa, the PIRB is responsible for managing the CoC system.  It is a legal requirement for a PIRB CoC to be issued when plumbing work is done on a geyser, a solar water heater or a heat pump. These certificates are ultimately issued by licensed plumbers to certify that their plumbing work complies with all regulatory installation requirements.

“We are fortunate that South Africa has very good plumbing standards that ensure the safety of the plumbing installations, Strauss explains. “This is provided that the above-mentioned standards are complied with.”

Strauss also says that to promote the level of such professional services, the South African Government is increasingly relying on professional bodies for the different industries to monitor the level of work done by its members.

“In the plumbing industry, CoCs are used by the PIRB to monitor plumbing work and to improve compliance to the legislative standards. When a plumber issues a CoC it is his legal self-declaration that the work is safe and complies with all requirements. Permanent records are held by the PIRB of all CoCs issued. The PIRB goes further to proactively audits a percentage of the CoCs issued.”

About the PIRB audits process

These audits were implemented because if the policing of standards and laws are left unchecked, it becomes meaningless. The PIRB appointed the Institute of Plumbing South Africa (IOPSA) to perform these audits on behalf of the PIRB.

Carrying out a physical inspection or audit ensures that plumbing regulations, standards and laws are upheld which creates fair, accountable and an equitable environment for all to operate in. That’s why 5% of CoCs are audited.

“If errors are identified, the plumber is compelled to return to site to fix it. In cases where the plumber was not up to date with the latest safety requirements, this helps to upskill the plumber so that future installations will be safe. In some cases, where plumbers were negligent, it allows for a disciplinary process to be followed against such plumbers.”

These audits ultimately create a reassurance that the CoC is not just a piece of paper. Therefore, it is clear exactly how the plumbing CoC and audit process play an integral part in the construction sector.

 

 

TCI INFO CENTRE VITAL CONCRETE REFERENCE SOURCE

The Information Centre, a key section of The Concrete Institute (TCI) in Midrand, is continuing to add to its unique collection of reference material relating to cement and concrete – the largest collection of its kind in Africa.

Established in 1957, the TCI Information Centre operates as a public concrete technology library and is accessible to anyone in South Africa interested in or needing information on concrete topics. It has over the years become an essential destination – both personally or online – for thousands of students as well as practitioners in the concrete and related industries.

The Centre has a vast collection of well over 140 000 concrete-related reference material, including e-documents, books, and journals from across the globe.

Susan Battison, manager of the TCI Information Centre, says the collection includes the latest published American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards relating to cement and concrete, adding to the Information Centre’s collection of South African and British standards.

“The collection of conference proceedings, which are indexed fully on our online catalogue, has also grown and now includes papers on super-absorbent polymers and the rheology of construction materials. Information on construction techniques in precast and 3D printing have also been acquired while South African research by Prof Mitchell Gohnert, of Wits University, on shell structures has also been added.

“The assessment, repair and rehabilitation of concrete structures are also key additions to the collection and augments our material on the sustainability and durability aspects of concrete infrastructure. The publications of international organisations such as the International Union of Testing and Research Laboratories for Materials and Structures (RILEM) and the International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib) are also stocked,” Battison states.

The TCI Information Centre indexes all the journals it receives and provides a monthly list of current contents which can be accessed by emailing info@theconcreteinstitute.org.za with the subject line “Subscribe current contents”.

“Despite revolutionary changes in information technology over the past 63 years, the Information Centre collection has kept pace with the latest trends in information dissemination and remains a valuable resource on cement and concrete information that contributes to the development of sustainable and durable South African infrastructure,” she adds.

The TCI online catalogue is available at http://www.cciinformationcentre.org/ActiveConnect2002/default.html.

PPC’s Dikagong Addresses South Africa’s Home Development Knowledge Gap

Over the past 127 years both PPC and South Africans have worked in unison to fulfil our home development ambitions. PPC has evolved its customer engagement efforts to include edutainment that takes place in a fictional city in South Africa called Dikagong. In doing so we strive to empower communities to experience a better quality of life while adding sustainable value.

Recognising that ordinary South Africans need far more support in home building than they are currently receiving, Dikagong advocates conversations around quality home building. The 13-part radio drama series uses dialogue that reflects and addresses South African’s everyday building concerns as they work to improve their streets and communities.

“As the leading supplier of cement related products in southern Africa, we actively seek to create sustainable value that makes a real difference to everyone. Our South African communities are at the core of this commitment. Therefore, by using Dikagong we aim to ensure that all South Africans, irrespective of their socio-economic status, get the best education and expert guidance that relates to building quality, durable homes,” explains Njombo Lekula, Managing Director at PPC RSA Cement.

With the right support in building quality, durable structures in short supply, Dikagong enables the country to see themselves in each of the characters as they follow the tale of MaPPC and his no-nonsense mother Mme Moagi She, like all of us, want only the best materials when building our dream homes. Dikagong, under the guidance of Ntate Mothusi, the village hardware store owner, takes the nation on a journey as they learn about building long lasting homes that will stand the test of time.

“Our people are committed to realising their home development dreams,” continues Lekula. “We know that together we are stronger and by working together with South Africans, we ensure that quality, strength and pride remain a consistent feature in the building of all our homes. PPC recognises that we are destined to have a country with durable, dignified homes that are built for all families and we are working to ensure we provide the education, knowledge and support to secure this.”

To follow the story join Dikagong on Thursdays at 17:35 with repeats on Saturdays between 06:00 and 09:00 on a community radio station near you. Visit https://ppc.africa/za/ppc-dikagong or follow PPC on Twitter @PPCisCement, like us on www.facebook.com/PPC for more information.

About PPC Ltd

PPC is an iconic material and solutions provider of quality and consistent cement, aggregates, metallurgical-grade lime, burnt dolomite, limestone, ready-mix and fly ash. We also provide technical support to our customers. PPC’s story stretches back over 127 years to where we were first incorporated on the outskirts of Pretoria in 1892. As the first cement plant in South Africa, we have established ourselves as a resilient organisation by adapting to ever-changing economic, operating and political environments.

This Sub-Saharan brand continues to grow beyond South African borders into Botswana, Zimbabwe, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Ethiopia where our footmark extends. We are proud to be a leading provider of quality building materials and solutions to empower people to experience a better quality of life.

The 5th Edition of The Franki Guide to Geotechnical Engineering in Africa

Reflecting the rich history of the Franki legend, the Fifth Edition of the widely acknowledged “Blue Book” on geotechnical engineering incorporates elements of its holding company, the Keller Group, and many of Keller’s state-of-the-art ground improvement and grouting technologies. 

The book, entitled A Guide to Practical Geotechnical Engineering in Africa was officially launched by Keller’s Prof Michal Topolnicki, Senior Technical Advisor, at the 17th African Regional Geotechnical Conference in Cape Town, held between 7 and 9 October 2019.  The conference was attended by both local and international delegates, including senior board members of the ISSMGE.

A Celebrated Tradition

This latest edition maintains the 50-year tradition of updating this now well-established textbook every 10 years. The book also mirrors the evolution and changes within Franki, from a small piling company in the era after the Second World War to the leading Geotechnical Engineering Company in the African Region.

The first two editions published in 1976 and 1986, respectively, entitled A Guide to Piling and Foundation Systems illustrate Franki as a piling company and the Southern African branch of the worldwide Belgian-owned Franki group. Franki started as a small piling company in Southern Africa after the Second World War and expanded into a significant piling company during the 1950s and 1960s. The first edition was authored by then managing director Ian Braatvedt, with a foreword by the legendary Prof JE Jennings.

The second two editions, published in 1996 and 2008, respectively, are both titled A Practical Guide to Geotechnical Engineering in Southern Africa. They demonstrate Franki’s change of logo and ownership, as well as the evolution into a geotechnical contracting company offering a wide range of geotechnical products and marine engineering capability.

The development of Franki’s in-house geotechnical design capability is demonstrated by the significant sections on design and the co-authoring of Gavin Byrne as a senior member of the Franki team, for both these editions.

New Chapters

The new Fifth Edition, co-authored once again by Gavin Byrne – together with Dr Nicol Chang as Technical Director of Franki and Dr Venu Raju as the Keller Group’s director: Engineering and Operations – depicts Franki’s expansion through the African continent and the Indian Ocean Islands.

The ownership of Franki Africa by the Keller Group, the largest geotechnical contractor worldwide, is reflected in the significant change and evolution of the book’s content, the inclusion of colour into the graphics and illustrations, as well as the doubling of the pagination from 270 pages in the First Edition to 540 pages in this Fifth Edition.

The new edition incorporates the deep foundation, lateral support, design, marine and limited ground improvement content of the third and fourth editions, and adds Keller’s extensive range of ground improvement, grouting and associated design methodologies.

Trenchless technology and the introduction to Limit State Design are an added feature of the comprehensive publication. Franki’s key suppliers are acknowledged and provided with advertorial space and reference to their products/equipment.

The foreword by Professor Peter Day, recognised internationally for his delivery of the Terzaghi Oration as a leading geopractioner of the African region, is greatly appreciated for its recognition of contribution of the Blue Book to the geotechnical industry. The authors would like to thank all in the Keller Group and Franki for their contributions and support in the preparation of their new publication.

 

“Workshop: Understanding Roof Inspections” – In Cape Town And Johannesburg In October

Workshop: Understanding Roof Inspections” – In Cape Town And Johannesburg In October

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA)has informed SA Builder that, in an effort to boost skills development in South Africa’s roofing industry, the ITC will be hosting CPD-accredited workshops on Understanding Roof Inspections in both Johannesburg and Cape Town from 22 to 24 October 2019.

Those interested in expanding their knowledge and expertise in timber roof structures will greatly benefit from this informative workshop, which covers a comprehensive technical overview of prefabricated timber roof structures and the inspection thereof. The workshop aims to enable the individual to execute and apply their knowledge and skill in the interest of public safety, and to execute their work in accordance with general norms and regulations.

Workshop agenda

Day 1:

08:00

Registration

08:30

Basic roof terminology, including:

  • Rafters, tie-beams, webs

  • Gables, hips

  • Truncated hips, true span

  • Overhangs, cantilevers

  • Prefabricated/bolted methods

10:00

Tea/coffee

10:20

Basics of timber design, including loading and information on relevant codes. Permissible stress and limit state loading explained. Tributary loading.

12:30

Finger lunch

13:30

Bracing in roofs in general: Difference in lightly versus heavily loaded roofs. (Experience from the field through slides and pictures.)

15:00

Who is the ITC-SA? Role players and their different responsibilities in the timber structures roofing industry.

16:00

End of Day 1

Day 2:

08:30

Rafter bracing: Why different systems of bracing are necessary, study standard bracing details.

10:00

Tea/coffee

10:20

Tie-beam and web bracing: Standard bracing details. (Case studies of failures with pictures.)

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Handling, transportation and storage of timber structures.

14:00

Discussion of paperwork required. Discuss who is responsible for paperwork.

14:45

Site visit to a timber roof under construction. (On-site guidance and discussion.)

16:00

End of Day 2

 

Day 3:

08:30

Second site visit (to a different site) to see a timber roof in distress and the effects of ineffective bracing.

10:00

Tea/coffee

10:20

Discussion of site observations.

11:00

Discussion of ethics regarding roof inspection.

11:30

Q&A session

12:30

Finger lunch

13:00

Slide show of non-compliant roofs and the consequences.

13:30

Assessment

16:00

End of Day 3

The workshop has been CPD accredited by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) for 3 points. ECSA Validation No.: ITCSA-INS0817. All candidates will receive the ITC-SA manuals for roof inspections.

Taaibos Lodge, Welgevonden. Photo: John Thome


Note: On completion of the workshop, candidates will receive a certificate of attendance.

Cost: R5 800 excl. VAT
Date: 22-24 October 2019
Time: 8am – 4pm daily
Venues: Cape Town: 32 Stepping Stone Street, Eversdal
Johannesburg: SAFCA Building, 6 Hulley Road, Isando
Limited to: 10 candidates per workshop

NB: Please note that course attendees are required to wear safety shoes for the site visits and that own transport is arranged for each day as well as to sites.


Included:

  • ITC-SA Bracing Manuals Volume 1

  • ITC-SA Bracing Manual Volume 2

  • Note Pad & Pen

  • Hard Hat & Reflector Vest

Visit www.itc-sa.org to access the “Workshop: Understanding Roof Inspections” registration form. Please email the completed form along with proof of payment to jessica@itc-sa.org. For more information, call +27 (0)11 974 1061, email enquiries@itc-sa.org or visit www.itc-sa.org.

SIDEBAR

As a professional body, the ITC-SA’s vision is to create and maintain the highest standards in the engineered timber construction industry by monitoring its membership, continuously improving standards, promoting and marketing engineered timber structures, and overseeing the training and development of its members.