April 12th, 2022


Join NADRA in promoting Deck Safety Month® by becoming an official Deck Safety Ambassador! Supporting NADRA's DSM Campaign allows NADRA to continue to educate consumers, industry professionals, and inspectors about proper deck installation and annual inspections.
Gold, Silver, Bronze & Partner Levels are available to current members of NADRA. Sponsorships range from $350 to the $3,000 top tier level! Follow this link to sign up & receive the official 2022 Deck Safety Ambassador Logo. Benefit packages are highlighted on the registration page.

If you have any questions, please send an email to Info@NADRA.org. We are here to help!


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SPONSORED CONTENT: Digger Specialties Inc.
Expand Your Outdoor Living Space with Westbury® ScreenRail
Westbury® ScreenRail is a premium system designed to expand your outdoor living space by bringing the outdoors into your home. ScreenRail is available with Structural Railing, with Heavy Duty Kick Panel Sections, with a mid-rail, or with a frame only. 

Both single and double door options are available for ScreenRail to provide the perfect entrance to your screened in area. Discover More
NADRA NEWS: Awards Recap and Photo Gallery!
The 12th Annual Awards Celebration was held on March 24th, 2022, in Clearwater Beach, Florida. Professionals of all levels & categories, from across North America (and beyond) enter the deck competition each year.

We invite you to follow this link and scroll through to see the winning entries of NADRA’s 2021 National+ Deck Competition. Be sure to click on images to see a gallery for each project. Congratulations to all winners and official partners!

With so much admiration,

Your team at NADRA HQ!
Dickies Duratech - Built For Your Toughest Days!

Dickies, the global leader in workwear, is pleased to partner with the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) as a Premier Bronze Member. Through this partnership, Dickies will provide NADRA members with exclusive discounts on the entire line of durable workwear and will be the first to know about new products. Login to the Member's Section of NADRA.org to receive 20% off all your Dickies Merchandise!
Boost Efficiency, Build Better Decks

Deck building season is in full effect, and as you’re looking at the months and projects to come, you’re probably thinking about how to build the best decks possible while keeping efficiency top of mind. You know better than anyone that crews can run lean, delays can happen, and timelines can get pushed, leaving you with a time crunch on your hands. 

So how do you combat these all-too-common issues on the jobsite? You could memorize mantras to help manage stress (not a bad option), or you could make sure your crew has the building systems that will save time on the job. Read More
In Depth: Decks
LBM Journal

Despite material and labor woes, the decking market remains an aggressive growth segment.

While certainly nowhere near as grand as the famous Atlantic City Boardwalk, today’s residential decks serve as similar fashion, giving families a place to gather and enjoy the outdoors. And their popularity continues to experience significant and aggressive market expansion. Read More
NADRA Garners ICC Code Committee Support on 15 out of 17 Proposed Code Changes at the 2022 Committee Action Hearings last week! 

Some of these code proposals were editorial, intended to give clearer more transparent direction to the builder and inspector. However, many were more substantial and impactful on the lives of our members, aimed at easing construction, expanding material options, and creating a safer built environment. Here is a brief outline of the proposals we presented this code cycle: Read More
March 2022 Code Update by Glenn Mathewson:

This month was spent preparing for the Committee Action Hearings and attending them at the end of the month. I had various meetings and communications with other industry professionals to discuss concerns found in each other proposals and to address disagreements. I arrived at the hearings the evening of March 28th and remained in attendance through Saturday afternoon, April 2nd. Most deck related proposals were heard on Wednesday and Thursday, with the proposals in chapter 507 finishing up just before the conclusion for the night. See the link in our bio titled "NADRA's March 2022 Code Update by Glenn Mathewson" Read More
Deck Codes & Lateral Loads: May 5th, 2022 from 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT - Live Webinar by Glenn Mathewson, Building Code College

FREE to NADRA members!

Click on the register button to learn more!

This course gets well outside the code to discuss fundamentals and design clues that must be considered in all deck designs. Learn what the code provides for deck lateral design and what it doesn’t.
NADRA's Deck Evaluation /Inspection Certification Class: June 7th, 2022 from 8am - 12:00pm EDT - Live Webinar

Click on the register button to learn more!

NADRA's Deck Evaluation/Inspection Program is now ICC Approved for .40 Credits and ASHI Approved for 4 CEU's.

This program will allow the industry professional the opportunity to employ the ability to safely evaluate a deck.
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