Next year is going to be a very busy year of hearings to develop the next edition of deck codes! Are you aware, involved, and supporting, or are you just letting others craft your future codes for you?
On April 29th, 2021 NADRA code representative, Glenn Mathewson, participated in the International Code Council Committee Action Hearings for the development of the 2024 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code.
The 2021 edition of the International Residential Code is officially complete and ready for printing. Here’s a look at its main provisions.
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 [...]
By: Glenn Mathewson Let’s avoid the discussion about “why” building departments are closing, reducing services, or not doing certain inspections. For virus advice, please head to the CDC or your local health department. In this article, let’s use our First Amendment right and discuss ideas for deck builders that need and [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]