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ITC001[Johannesburg, 8 August 2019]: 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 both Johannesburg and Cape Town from 22 to 24 October 2019.

Any person who is 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:

ü  Rafters, tiebeams, webs

ü  Gables, hips

ü  Truncated hips, true span

ü  Overhangs, cantilevers

ü  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

This 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 conclusion of workshop, candidates will receive a certificate of attendance.

Cost:                      R5800 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 ensure that you 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

Click here to access the Workshop: Understanding Roof Inspections registration form. Please email the completed form along with proof of payment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  For more information, call +27 (0)11 974 1061, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.itc-sa.org