Taking a stand for timber construction during COVID-19

03 June 2020 | Web Article Number: ME202019261

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Taking a stand for timber construction during COVID-19

THE Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) is offering online learning courses at specially discounted rates, something it describes as an attempt to support not only its membership, but the wider industry during the coronavirus crisis,

It also backed calls for the status change of private residential building from Level 2 to Level 4 and; as part of the United Timber Industry’s Emergency Housing Group, drafted a proposal to both the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and government on the critical role that timber frame building can play in the delivery of emergency housing during COVID-19 and beyond.

The online self-study courses being offered at reduced rates until the end of June 2020 are Roof Specialist Level 1 Online Assessment,Level 1 Estimator/Designer Course (6 ECSA CPD points), and Level 2 Estimator/Designer Course (6 ECSA CPD points). To view or sign up for these courses, visit www.itc-sa.org/training-courses/

The institute welcomed the reopening of the construction sector on 1 June and thanked Michael Peter, Executive Director of Forestry South Africa, for “his hard work and dedication in collaborating with government on behalf of all timber-related industries".

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