Roof inspection training to bridge gap

By | 2018-09-10T11:44:09+00:00 September 10th, 2018|

Due to popular demand, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), the professional body for the engineered timber construction sector, will host another CPD-accredited Roof Inspection Training Course from 6 to 8 November 2018 at its head office in Gauteng.

Roofing Course

The ITC-SA’s Roof Inspection Training Course is accredited for 3 CPD points. Credit: ITC-SA

According to Amanda Obbes, ITC-SA general manager, the Roof Inspection Training Course offered by the institute comprises an intensive theoretical and technical overview of timber roof structures.

Obbes says, “Over the three-day period, students are exposed to basic terminology and timber structure design, framing and bracing, design consideration for light and heavily loaded timber roof structures, manufacturing, transportation and storage, and the various timber roof structures and types of buildings. Further to this, students get first-hand, up-close experience with the roof inspection process, as they venture onto two different construction sites which demonstrate both correct and incorrect roofing practices.”

She continues, “The course is designed to enable any technical person to conduct roof inspections with knowledge and insight; registered professionals to sign off roofs on their own, knowing they speak with authority; and individuals with experience in the roof construction industry to be sufficiently trained to inspect roofs under an accredited ITC-SA professional engineer.

“Many of our past trainees have attested to the exceptional value they have accessed from this course, especially with regards to the way the practical component of the course has helped cement much of their past theoretical training.”

One such student is Thea Smal, civil engineer, who says, “The ITC-SA courses have taught me a great deal and have helped me to bridge the gap between what I learned from university and the practical application thereof. I believe that being associated with a professional body like the ITC-SA that helps to regulate the industry is very important, as there are many players out there designing and manufacturing without any guidance or regulation.”

The ITC-SA’s Roof Inspection Training Course has been accredited for 3 CPD points by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and the Roof Inspection Training Course will be hosted at the SAFCA Building, 6 Hulley Road, Isando, Johannesburg.

For bookings, email Jessica Hope at: jessica@itc-sa.org.