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2 07, 2020

What Happens to Nichigo G-Tape as it Ages?

By |2020-07-06T14:57:45-05:00July 2nd, 2020|Categories: Building Codes, Industry Brief, Industry News, NADRA News, Product Highlight|Tags: , , , |

How a tape ages is a big question in the deck building market as people look to confirm if it is worth spending the extra money to use flashing tape. To get to the bottom of this, our colleagues in our laboratory set out to find some data to help answer [...]

6 05, 2020

Here Comes the 2021! A Look at the Latest Deck Codes

By |2020-07-06T14:03:39-05:00May 6th, 2020|Categories: Ask NADRA, Building Codes, Industry Brief, Industry News|Tags: , , |

It’s not even printed yet! Find out first with NADRA.  Here is the 2021 residential deck and railing codes summary by Glenn Mathewson The 2021 edition of the International Residential Code is officially complete and ready for printing.  Through member contributions, NADRA was able to participate in the code development process [...]

26 02, 2020

Question & Answer with NADRA.org

By |2020-07-06T15:23:01-05:00February 26th, 2020|Categories: Ask NADRA, Building Codes, Business Practices, Industry Brief, Industry News|Tags: , , , , , , |

An on-going series of inquiries from consumers & industry professionals sent to Info@NADRA.org. Question #1: "I am planning a deck on the back of my home. I am wondering if I am missing something. I want to use 6x6 post and notch them for my beam and rim joist as one, then just carry [...]

5 11, 2019

NADRA Code Update: What Happens in Vegas…

By |2020-07-06T15:09:09-05:00November 5th, 2019|Categories: Ask NADRA, Building Codes, Deck Safety, Industry Brief, Industry News|Tags: , , |

By Glenn Mathewson, NADRA Technical Advisor …doesn’t stay in Vegas, at least not when it’s about deck code!  Here’s a recap of what to expect in your 2021 International Residential Code from the ICC Public Comment Hearing that occurred in Las Vegas last week.  This information is as fresh as it [...]

24 10, 2019

NADRA Code Update: Should Decks be Built Like Stairs?

By |2020-07-06T15:09:09-05:00October 24th, 2019|Categories: Ask NADRA, Building Codes, Deck Safety, Industry Brief, Industry News|Tags: , , |

October 2019 Update By: Glenn Mathewson Some believe they should.  Stair treads must resist the same uniform load as decking, but with an added requirement to resist a 300 lb. concentrated load at mid span.  Consider the impact your feet place on treads as you come running down them. This extra [...]

25 09, 2019

NADRA Code Update – We have only just begun.

By |2020-07-06T14:48:57-05:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Building Codes, Industry News, NADRA News|

September 25th, 2019 By Glenn Mathewson Last year at the NADRA annual meeting, I asked the membership to step up and take the reigns of code development for their industry.  Uncomfortable as it was, I was asking for financial support to NADRA so that I could do this work. Thankfully, many [...]

28 08, 2019

NADRA Code Update – Proposals RB185-19 and RB301-19 Guard Post Connections

By |2020-07-06T15:09:09-05:00August 28th, 2019|Categories: Ask NADRA, Building Codes, Deck Safety, Industry Brief, Industry News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

August 29th, 2019 By: Glenn Mathewson The latest 2018 edition of the International Residential Code provides a complete package of prescriptive structural design tables for decks... sort of...  When we think of structural design, most people imagine the skeleton of ledgers, joists, beams, and posts. At this completion, one might be [...]

14 08, 2019

NADRA CODE UPDATE

By |2020-07-06T14:41:51-05:00August 14th, 2019|Categories: Ask NADRA, Building Codes, Industry Brief|Tags: , , , |

August 14th, 2019 By: Glenn Mathewson Proposal RB190 – Table R507.5 Through the efforts of NADRA.org and other organizations and professionals, the 2015 IRC revealed the first deck beam-sizing table (Table R507.5) to ever be included in a US model code.  It provides maximum spans of simple deck beams based on [...]

3 07, 2019

NADRA Code Update

By |2020-07-06T15:20:52-05:00July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Ask NADRA, Building Codes, Business Practices, Deck Safety, Industry Brief, Industry News|Tags: , , , , , , |

July 3rd, 2019 By: Glenn Mathewson To finish a marathon, you’ve got to push through the last mile.  Such is the same with developing a new edition of the International Residential Code.  Thousands of people are currently running a marathon toward the 2021 IRC, and though they are halfway through, there’s [...]