February 23, 2011 | NADRA is hitting the deck running with a brand new education series launching March 2011. Join us March 23-24 for a NADRA dinner reception followed by a day of deck-specific education. Are you a NADRA member? This course is one of a four-part series designed to help contractors prepare for their NADRA MDP Certification exams (NADRA Master Deck Professional Certification*). Flaunt your certification in your proposals, website, marketing and be recognized on www.NADRA.org. All NADRA Members who complete this course will be mentioned in NADRA’s blog and weekly news brief!

Wednesday, March 23 – NADRA Networking Dinner:

* 6 p.m.: Networking Dinner

Thursday, March 24 – NADRA Education:

* 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Understanding the Existing Structure, by Glenn Mathewson
* 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.: Lunch provided
* 1:30 – 3 p.m.: Manufacturer installation class by TimberTech
* 3 – 3:30 p.m.: Break – Light snack provided
* 3:30 – 5 p.m.: Manufacturer installation class by Fiberon

Class Description:

Understanding the Existing Structure by Glenn Mathewson will describe the various and unexpected ways a new deck can affect the structure it serves. Mechanical and electrical systems, egress windows and exterior wall coverings, for example, must all be understood and evaluated before construction begins. Understanding the Existing Structure will get you thinking outside of the box, and understanding how a deck is about much more than just the deck.

The opportunities presented in Providence, R.I., through the efforts of your association are not to be missed, as the courses outlined above will be the building blocks on which all NADRA certifications are based. Don’t be left the odd guy out when homeowners are measuring you up against the rest. In the coming months, your association will be rolling out more education and credentialing opportunties involving more manufacturers in more cities. And these courses are sure to sell out. So get on board today, and get a leg up on the competition.

Online registration opens this week! Learn more by visiting www.NADRA.org!