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8 05, 2019

NADRA Code Update

By |2020-07-06T15:09:09-05:00May 8th, 2019|Categories: Ask NADRA, Building Codes, Deck Safety, Industry Brief, Industry News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

May 8th, 2019 Notes from NADRA's Code Committee Chair, Mark Guthrie: Building codes are always going to play a critical part in the safety, growth and public perception of our industry.  NADRA recognizes this and has been dedicating an increasing amount of time and resources to better understanding and shaping the codes that [...]

2 05, 2019

NADRA Code Update

By |2020-07-06T15:09:09-05:00May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Ask NADRA, Building Codes, Deck Safety, Industry Brief, Industry News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

ICC Committee Action Hearings, Group B Codes - Albuquerque, 2019: May 2nd, 2019 Update - By: Glenn Mathewson Deep into the IRC Committee Action Hearings. So far the deck industry has been well represented by The North American Deck and Railing Association and our friends in the Deck Code Coalition. Preview of our accomplishments as the [...]

11 04, 2019

NADRA Code Challenge

By |2020-07-06T15:09:10-05:00April 11th, 2019|Categories: Ask NADRA, Building Codes, Deck Safety, Industry Brief, Industry News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

April 11th, 2019: By Judy Verblaauw The Challenge is on! Let's Go NADRA Members!!!  During the last Southeast regional meeting, Glenn Mathewson spoke about the code changes that have been proposed and what it could mean for our industry.  At the Northeast regional meeting, Bruce Verblaauw discussed the same things.  After [...]

28 03, 2019

NADRA Code Update

By |2020-07-06T15:09:10-05:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: Ask NADRA, Building Codes, Deck Safety, Industry Brief, Industry News|Tags: , , , , , , |

March, 2019 The Deck Future in the Making, By Glenn Mathewson Professionals are now planning and strategizing their proponent and opponent testimonies for delivery at the Committee Action Hearing in Albuquerque the first week of May.  NADRA will be proudly supporting nine proposals that came together through the effort and contribution [...]

27 03, 2019

Successful Southeast NADRA Meeting

By |2020-07-06T14:41:52-05:00March 27th, 2019|Categories: Ask NADRA, Building Codes, Industry Brief, Industry News|Tags: , , , , , |

The Springtime NADRA event was an overwhelming success. Held at Six Bridges Brewing in Johns Creek, Georgia, some 50-60 industry professionals gathered for a great Monday night kickoff into what promises to be an exciting year for everyone. It was great seeing so many familiar faces all in one place, and encouraging to [...]

11 02, 2019

NADRA Code Update

By |2020-07-06T14:48:47-05:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Ask NADRA, Building Codes, Industry Brief, Industry News, NADRA News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

February 2019 By Glenn Mathewson Thanks to the support of NADRA members we have shared our knowledge with others in the campfire discussions regarding deck code proposals for the 2021 International Residential Code.  There were 9 proposals submitted with our assistance and approval. The Deck Code Coalition is an informal group [...]

18 12, 2018

NADRA Code Update

By |2018-12-18T00:00:00-05:00December 18th, 2018|Categories: Building Codes|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Here’s a run down of proposals likely to be submitted Jan. 7th with the combined support of nearly all the contributors of the Deck Code Coalition.  I am proud of NADRA for being a part of this support.

14 11, 2018

NADRA attends American Society of Civil Engineer’s (ASCE) Live and Dead Load Subcommittee meeting

By |2020-07-06T15:09:10-05:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: Ask NADRA, Building Codes, Deck Safety, Industry Brief, Industry News|Tags: |

By Glenn Mathewson "Another public comment was also presented, one that could have a major impact on decking." How to build guards has never been provided for in the code, and even the loads that guards must resist have been pretty fuzzy throughout code history.  Those target loads have come into [...]

19 09, 2018

California balcony/deck/ porch inspection law

By |2020-07-06T15:09:10-05:00September 19th, 2018|Categories: Ask NADRA, Building Codes, Deck Safety, Industry Brief, Industry News|Tags: , , , , |

“Now 15 percent of the load-bearing, exterior elements on apartment buildings and complexes with three or more units must be inspected every six years. Elements that must be inspected include balconies, decks, porches, stairs, walkways and entryways.” By: Keith Burbank POSTED: SEP 17 2018 10:19PM PDT Gov. Brown signs balcony inspection law following deadly Berkeley collapse By [...]

31 01, 2018

379 Niagara Frontier Building Officials participate in Deck Construction class

By |2020-07-06T15:08:55-05:00January 31st, 2018|Categories: Building Codes, Deck Safety, Industry Brief, Industry News|Tags: , , , , , , |

“Simpson Strong-Tie was honored to be invited by the Niagara Frontier Building Officials to speak at their annual conference on January 23rd.  Doug Stercho (Simpson Strong-Tie Territory Manager), Chuck Frisicaro (Simpson Strong-Tie Sr. Dealer Rep for Western NY) and Jim Mailey (Simpson Strong-Tie Technical Training Manager and NADRA Structural Advisor & [...]