National Building Regulations workshop to focus on roofing
Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) will be hosting a free
CPD-accredited workshop in Pietermaritzburg on the 31st of August
with the assistance of the South African Local Government Association (SALGA)
on the practical and legal aspects of the National Building Regulations with
specific reference to SANS 10400 Part L: Roofs.
The Institute for Timber
Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), SAQA-registered Professional Body for the
engineered timber construction industry, will be hosting a free CPD-accredited workshop
in Pietermaritzburg on the 31st of August with the assistance of the
South African Local Government Association (SALGA) on the practical and legal
aspects of the National Building Regulations with specific reference to SANS
10400 Part L: Roofs.
has come to the attention of the ITC-SA that with regards to the implementation
of the National Building Regulations SANS 10400 Part L: Roofs, which covers
SANS 10243 (Manufacture and Erection of Timber Trusses), SANS 10163 (Structural
use of Timber), SANS 1783 sections 1 and 2 (Sawn Softwood Timber) and SANS 10005
(The Preservative Treatment of Timber), a large percentage of buildings do not
comply with the law.
A factor contributing to
this phenomenon is a measure of ignorance in the sector around the
responsibilities associated with each function in the building process. There
are many misconceptions held among some professional practitioners and
contractors in the built environment about the scope of their involvement up to
project completion in ensuring the conditions of the relevant regulations are
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
SALGA, will explain the roles and responsibilities of the professional
practitioners in the built environment with respect to implementing SANS 10400
Part L: Roofs.
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 their accountability and responsibility in the process.
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 South Africa (ITC-SA)
Timber Frame Housing
13:15 Thihangwi Madau - National Home
Builders Registration Council (NHBRC)
14:00 Favourite Khanya - South African Local
The workshop is free to
attend and is set to be hosted at the Ascot
Conference Centre, 210 Woodhouse Road, Pietermaritzburg on the 31st
of August 2017 starting 8.30 for 9:00 and is validated for 1 CPD point by the
Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and the South African Institute of
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other enquiries, contact Amanda Obbes on 011 974 1061 or Jenni de Waal on
021 854 4435.