The scope of Mitek’s services includes not only unrivaled expertise in terms of professional structural engineering service but also the extensive research and development into all aspects of timber and light gauge steel roof design and construction as well as a full range of manufacturing equipment…
Eco Heavy Duty type H Cleats are designed to ensure sound connections at truss and girder junctions. These cleats can be specified in a variety of different configurations to suit different loads and structural arrangements.
MiTek Top-Hat profiles are steel hat channel profiles, manufactured from galvanised steel for superior corrosion resistance. These cost effective steel battens & purlins are compatible with timber and steel trusses for either tile or metal sheeting applications
Thanks to the newly-assigned professional status, professionals registered with the ITC-SA under the designation of Timber Roof Truss Designer will now receive due recognition in contracts documentation and will be recognised by statutory organisations as competent persons in their specific field of operation.
While there are a few misconceptions around timber’s fire performance, structural timber for roofing is both commonplace and performs well under fire conditions. As with every aspect of building, timber roof trusses must be manufactured and erected in line with the National Building Regulations and SANS 10400, which provide for fire safety.
The Institute for Timber Construction (ITC-SA), South Africa’s professional body and regulator of the engineered timber structure industry, offers insight into the benefits of pre-fabricated roof trusses and how to prevent costly and potentially dangerous situations arising from having a non-compliant, site-manufactured roof installed by an erector that is not ITC-SA accredited.
Site-made roof trusses are either hand made timber roof trusses connected with bolts and nails OR site application nail plates at the node points. Pre-manufactured trusses are pre-manufactured timber roof
Designed to offer study materials and tests to improve skills in the timber roofing sector, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa’s Online Certification Programme was initiated to support any individuals looking to establish and build a career in the roofing sector as well as roofing professionals who want to enhance and update their current knowledge base.