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25 09, 2019

NADRA Code Update – We have only just begun.

By |2021-08-30T08:34:39-05:00September 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 |2021-08-30T08:34:39-05:00August 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 |2021-08-30T08:34:40-05:00August 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 |2021-08-30T08:34:40-05:00July 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 [...]

8 05, 2019

NADRA Code Update

By |2021-08-30T08:34:41-05:00May 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 |2021-08-30T08:34:41-05:00May 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 |2021-08-30T08:34:41-05:00April 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 |2021-08-30T08:34:42-05:00March 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 |2021-08-30T08:34:42-05:00March 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 |2021-08-30T08:34:42-05:00February 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 [...]

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