‘Timber Roof Truss Designer’ awarded professional designation status
24 January 2018 | Web Article Number: ME20188295
‘Timber Roof Truss Designer’, a working category of the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), has been registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) as a professional designation on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).
According to Amanda Obbes, National Coordinator of the ITC-SA, “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.
“Members across all designations are to be confirmed as competent in the area of work for which they are registered. The Institute shall ensure that Continuous Professional Development (CPD) opportunities are offered to these registered designations in a bid not only to drive and enhance competence in the sector, but to reduce consumer risk in enlisting the services of a registered professional.”
She warned that members found to have brought the ITC-SA or the industry into disrepute would be dealt with in terms of the institute’s disciplinary procedure and may even be removed from the register of practicing professionals.
“The registration of Timber Roof Truss Designer as an additional professional designation in the portfolio of professions overseen by the ITC-SA will be of great benefit, not only to the Institute and its members, but to the construction sector at large by contributing to skills development and professional service delivery in South Africa.”