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Roof Inspector Training Course taking place in May

Roof Inspector Training Course taking place in May


As part of its mandate to boost skills development in the timber construction sector, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), the professional body for the engineered timber construction sector, will be hosting a CPD-accredited Roof Inspector Training Course at its head office in Isando from 7 to 9 May 2018.  

With the aim to enable any technical person to conduct roof inspections with knowledge and insight, and registered persons to sign off roofs on their own, knowing that they speak with authority, the course covers a comprehensive technical overview of timber roof structures. 

The course will include an introduction to timber roof structures, including basic terminology; the basics of timber structure design, framing and bracing; design considerations between light and heavily loaded timber roof structures; manufacturing of timber roof structures, transportation and storage; installation of timber roof structures; different timber roof structures and types of buildings; and case studies and experiences in roofing structures. The course will also include engaging site visits as well as a written evaluation.

Course programme

Day 1:

08:00 Registration at ITC-SA head office
08:30 Who is the ITC-SA? Role players and their different responsibilities in the roofing industry in SA.
09:00 Introduction to timber roof structures.
09:30 Basic roof structures terminology & tools:

  • Members forming a roof structure
  • Building layouts & framing types
  • Overhangs, cantilevers
  • Engineered & site-made types of structures

10:30 Tea/coffee
10:40 Basics of timber structure design, framing judgment. Code-based design compliance, deemed-to-satisfy rules and tributary loading.
12:00 Design consideration between light and heavily loaded timber roof structures.
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Bracing considerations and differences in roof structure type and member type.
16:00 End of Day 1

Day 2:

08:30 Truss and layout bracing types and their special requirements in design and framing, ITC-SA manual on bracing.
09:30 Case study examples
10:00 Tea/coffee
10:20 Manufacture of timber structures and quality control, engineered and site-made – case study examples.
11:30 Handling, transportation and storage of timber structures.
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Installation of timber roof structures, inspections and paperwork; roles and responsibilities.
14:45 First site visit to a timber roof under construction. On-site safety compliance and reporting (bring own hard hats and closed shoes).
16:00 End of Day 2

Day 3:

08:30 Second site visit (to a different site)
10:00 Tea/coffee
10:20 Discussion of site observations
11:00 Responsibilities of Inspector, Professional Insurance and ethics.
11:30 Discussion of making a business in roof inspections.
12:00 Q&A session
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Slide show of non-compliant roofs and the consequences
14:30 Non-compulsory written evaluation (certificates for successful candidates)

This course has been CPD accredited by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) for 3 points. ECSA Validation No.: ITCSA-INS0817

Note: candidates wishing to obtain certificates will be assessed continually over the course during discussions and especially during the two site visits.

All candidates will receive the ITC-SA manuals for roof inspections.

Delegates to preferably have a year or more of post-matric education with science and mathematics, matric with involvement in roofs or Recognised Prior Learning (RPL).

Engineers who are interested in expanding their knowledge and expertise in timber roof structures will greatly benefit from this informative course.

Cost: R5500 (excl. 15% VAT) = R6325
Venue: SAFCA Building, 6 Hulley Road, Isando
Date: 7, 8 & 9 May 2018
Time: 8am – 4pm daily

Visit https://bit.ly/2HukgYt to access the Roof Inspector Training Course registration form. Please email the completed form along with proof of payment to jessica@itc-sa.org.

Disclaimer: Note that, while every attempt will be made to give attendees a thorough education in roof inspection, the ITC-SA does not commit to employ anyone as a roof inspector.

Source: ITC-SA

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