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11 03, 2020

NADRA Code Update

By |2020-07-06T15:09:03-05:00March 11th, 2020|Categories: Ask NADRA, Deck Safety, Industry Brief, Industry News|Tags: , , , , |

March 11, 2020: ASCE-7 Subcommittee meeting on Minimum Design Loads: By: Mark Guthrie, NADRA Code Committee Members of NADRA's Code Committee participated in a call held last Wednesday by the ASCE-7 Subcommittee on Minimum Design Loads.  We were there due to a proposal under consideration by this influential group of engineers [...]

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.

8 05, 2017

Choosing the correct wood for your outdoor project

By |2020-07-06T15:08:49-05:00May 8th, 2017|Categories: Business Practices, Deck Safety, Industry News, Product Highlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Choosing the correct wood for your outdoor project, by: Lonza Wood Protection This past year the wood preserving industry took a bold stance on quality when the American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) voted to require higher amounts of preservative for wood used in many applications. The AWPA, an organization comprised of [...]

7 09, 2016

Viance’s, Chris Kollwitz talks about AWPA Modifications

By |2020-07-06T15:09:10-05:00September 7th, 2016|Categories: Ask NADRA, Building Codes, Deck Safety, Industry Brief, Industry News, NADRA News, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

We wanted to thank the entire NADRA organization for the opportunity to meet with some of the leading deck builders in the industry, at NADRA’s regional meeting in Atlanta. As beautiful custom wood framed decks and outdoor projects are constructed by NADRA members, they should be guided by the latest, most [...]

11 07, 2012

Send Us Your Local Codes

By |2012-07-11T00:00:00-05:00July 11th, 2012|Categories: Building Codes|Tags: , , , , , , |

July 10, 2012 | Quality products take time and effort to produce.  They take research, preparations and planning.  One such quality product on the horizon for NADRA is a “NADRA Deck Construction Standard”, or some sort of similar title.  With so much information available online for deck construction, it’s hard to [...]

19 06, 2012

Contracts and Building Permits

By |2020-07-06T15:21:05-05:00June 19th, 2012|Categories: Building Codes, Business Practices|Tags: , , , , , , |

 by: John Paulin of Tailor Decks, Inc. June 18, 2012 | I have been building decks in Atlanta for more than 20 years and have seen so many changes over the years.  I can’t imagine starting my business today in this industry with all the changes and demands.  It use to [...]

15 05, 2012

ICC’s Backyard Safety

By |2020-07-06T15:08:55-05:00May 15th, 2012|Categories: Building Codes, Deck Safety|Tags: , , , , , , |

May 15, 2012 | There’s a lot of information out there on the web about backyard safety, from those aimed at providing “parenting advice” to medical websites aimed at keeping bandages on the shelf.  Another such source is the International Code Council (ICC), the publisher of our nations leading model construction [...]

25 04, 2012

Lateral Load Language Lesson: 2012 IRC

By |2020-07-06T14:22:16-05:00April 25th, 2012|Categories: Building Codes, Industry News|Tags: , , , , , |

April 23, 2012 | A subtle change in the 2012 IRC makes the application of the lateral load anchor connection figure more understandable.  Under the 2009 IRC, Section R502.2.2.3 confused some readers by its statement that the lateral load figure, “shall be permitted”, only to later state that “devices shall be [...]

25 04, 2012

What does it mean to me to be an advisor to NADRA?

By |2020-07-06T14:11:21-05:00April 25th, 2012|Categories: Building Codes, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , , , |

April 23, 2012 | It means I am here to help.  I am here to share insight into a different industry, the building code industry.  The code industry is going through some growing pains.  The electric code, energy and green codes, and fire sprinkler mandate, for example, have created some worry [...]