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

Get up close and professional with timber roof structures through the ITC-SA’s CPD-accredited Roof Inspection Training Course. Credit: ITC-SA

The training course, which covers a comprehensive technical overview of timber roof structures, aims to enable: any technical person to conduct roof inspections with knowledge and insight; registered persons to sign off roofs on their own, knowing that they speak with authority; and individuals with experience in the roof construction industry to be sufficiently trained to be able to inspect roofs under an accredited ITC-SA professional engineer.

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.

Preparedness and assessment

Trainees should preferably have a year or more of post-matric education with science and mathematics, matric with involvement in roofs or Recognised Prior Learning (RPL). Registered professionals who are interested in expanding their knowledge and expertise in timber roof structures will greatly benefit from this informative course.

All candidates will write an assessment on the last day. However, candidates will be assessed continually over the course during discussions and especially during the two site visits. In order to receive a certificate of completion the candidate must achieve a minimum of a 70% pass rate on the assessment.

It is recommended that the applicant complete the Roofing Specialist Level 1 online course prior to the Roof Inspection Training Course in order to familiarise themselves with the terminology and the basics of timber roof structures.

Course information

The ITC-SA’s Roof Inspector Training Course has been accredited for 3 CPD points by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA).

The cost of the course is R5 800 excluding VAT and is payable upfront upon application. The amount includes the following value-adding items: ITC-SA Bracing Manual Volume 1, ITC-SA Bracing Manual Volume 2, a notepad and pen, a hard hat and reflector vest. Delegates must wear safety shoes for the site visits. Only 18 candidates per course will be permitted.

For bookings and to request a VAT invoice, email Jessica Hope at jessica@itc-sa.org. The Roof Inspection Training Course will be hosted at the ITC-SA’s head office located at SAFCA Building, 6 Hulley Road, Isando.

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.