Institute for Timber Construction

The Institute for Timber construction (ITC) was formed in South Africa approximately 40 years ago and was previously known as the Truss Plate Association of Southern Africa (TPASA).

Its major role is to monitor quality standards in the design, manufacture and erection of timber roof structures with special emphasis on those roofs which are the subject of a specific structural Engineering Design and are manufactured under quality controlled conditions in a factory. (95 per cent plus of all domestic roofs in South Africa!)

In bringing all the major role players together under the one body the ITC has created standard specifications and construction details which have become the industry norms in terms of ensuring the safety of timber roof structures.

All industry role players can obtain a specific “Certificate of Competence” for their particular expertise whether it be in design, manufacture, erection/installation or inspection of timber roof structures.

Dealing with a company which holds a current ITC “Certificate of Competence” goes a long way towards ensuring your peace of mind.

Roof Inspection Services cc is a member of the ITC and both Victor Booth and the late Ken Downhams of RIS have played major, personal roles in the development of industry standards and both have served on the ITC's technical standards committees for many years.  Victor is the current chairman of the timber standard's committees at both the ITC and the SABS.

Tel: (011) 658-1022  / Fax: (011) 658-1021
P.O.Box 675, Jukskei Park, 2153. South Africa