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.
Basic roof terminology, including:
Rafters, tie-beams, webs
Truncated hips, true span
Basics of timber design, including loading and information on relevant codes. Permissible stress and limit state loading explained. Tributary loading.
Bracing in roofs in general: Difference in lightly versus heavily loaded roofs. (Experience from the field through slides and pictures.)
Who is the ITC-SA? Role players and their different responsibilities in the timber structures roofing industry.
End of Day 1
Rafter bracing: Why different systems of bracing are necessary, study standard bracing details.
Tie-beam and web bracing: Standard bracing details. (Case studies of failures with pictures.)
Handling, transportation and storage of timber structures.
Discussion of paperwork required. Discuss who is responsible for paperwork.
Site visit to a timber roof under construction. (On-site guidance and discussion.)
End of Day 2
Second site visit (to a different site) to see a timber roof in distress and the effects of ineffective bracing.
Discussion of site observations.
Discussion of ethics regarding roof inspection.
Slide show of non-compliant roofs and the consequences.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call +27 (0)11 974 1061, email email@example.com or visit www.itc-sa.org.
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.