Sans 204 Fenestration

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Friday, 1 March, 2019

Time: 8:00am to 17:00hrs

Registration Closes: Friday, 1 March, 2019

Venue: To be confirmed

Cost: Members R1900, Non Members, R2100

Contact: Abigail Mnkandla

Contact Number(s): 0785386664

Fax: N/A





By attending this course and passing the test, you will be issued with a CPD certificate as well as be placed on the National Building control officers website of approved and “competent” professionals.

ETF Payment required to complete booking, position is booked only when proof of payment is verified.

This course is not related to the 2-day course presented by SAIAT.

By attending this course and passing the test, you will be issued with a CPD certificate as well as be placed on the National Building control officers website of approved and “competent” professionals.

SA Institute of Architects validated SANS 204 Workshop

SANS 10400XA is now a Compulsory Standard for building design . SANS 10400XA itself sets out certain prescriptive standards, and in other instances, it requires us to comply with the Building Practices set out in SANS 204.
Presentation-workshops leading to comprehensive understanding of these standards are being offered in countrywide. The focus of the workshops is:
· Knowing how SANS 10400XA and SANS 204 relate to each other

· Understanding the Physics of thermal transfer

· How to do the Maths for fenestration and roof calculations

· Demand & consumption calculations for lighting

The workshop has been:
· Validated by the SA Institute of Architects, and will earn 1.5 Category One CPD credits.

· Approved by the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications



More info:

Course requirements:
It is ESSENTIAL that delegates bring the following items to the presentation:
· Delegate’s SACAP Registration Number · A pocket calculator · A copy of SANS 204:2011 Edition 1 or Copies of the following pages of SANS 204; 2011 Edition 1: pages 3 to 14; 18 to 24; 30; 31; 38 to 43; 58 to 61. · A copy of SANS 10400XA is recommended, but if it is not available, please bring copies of the following pages of SANS 20400-XA:2011 Edition 1, pages 3 to 10. It is seriously not recommended to bring the bulky edition containing all the SANS 10400 parts.

Registration will commence at 07h45, presentation will commence at promptly at 08h20. Signing-in therefore MUST HAVE BEEN COMPLETED before that. The workshop will normally end at 17h00.

Compulsory reading:
Because this course is now accredited by the NRCS, delegates are required to read and understand the following sections of SANS 10400-XA and SANS 204. A declaration that the delegate has read and understood the prescribed parts (which really are very simple), as well as the passing of an open-book exam, are required by the NRCS.


10400-XA Clauses

204 Clauses

Normative references

All, but only brief reading



3.1 to 3.14

3.1 to 3.16

Site orientation



Building orientation to


Hot water

4.1.1 to 4.1.4 to



4.4.1 to 4.6

Detailed Course Content:
Background of SANS 204 and SANS 10400XA
How SANS 10400XA refers to SANS 204
Abbreviated Physics of Thermal Performance
Vertical Fenestration calculation exercises
Roof-light and Skylight calculation exercises
Written Examination on Fenestration calculations
Thermal Performance of Other Building Elements
- Floors
- Walls
- Roofs
Understanding Electricity
Notional Electricity Use Limits & where they are relevant
Lighting, Lumens and Lux
Energy-use limits for lighting
Written examination on sections listed in Compulsory reading.

This presentation does not include the maths calculations of SANS 204 which deal with air conditioned and other artificially ventilated spaces.

Peter Wyness
CPD Category: 
CPD Credits: 
Course validation: 



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