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6 04, 2022

NADRA Garners ICC Code Committee Support on 15 out of 17 Proposed Code Changes at the 2022 Committee Action Hearings last week.

By |2022-04-06T19:37:03-05:00April 6th, 2022|Categories: Building Codes, Business Practices, Industry Brief, Industry News, Leadership|Tags: , , , , |

The NADRA Code Committee, represented by our consultant Glenn Mathewson and co-chair Mark Guthrie, were able to garner ICC Code Committee support on 15 of our 17 proposed code changes at the 2022 Committee Action Hearings held in Rochester, NY last week.

5 04, 2022

NADRA’s March 2022 Code Update

By |2022-04-06T19:36:22-05:00April 5th, 2022|Categories: Ask NADRA, Building Codes, Business Practices, Deck Safety, Industry Brief, Industry News, Leadership|Tags: , , , , |

Published April 5th, 2022 By Glenn Mathewson This month was spent preparing for the Committee Action Hearings and attending them at the end of the month.  I had various meetings and communications with other industry professionals to discuss concerns found in each other proposals and to address disagreements.  I arrived at [...]

9 03, 2022

Code Update by Glenn Mathewson

By |2022-03-09T09:30:48-05:00March 9th, 2022|Categories: Ask NADRA, Building Codes, Deck Safety, Industry Brief, Industry News, NADRA News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Published March 2022 With our IRC proposals submitted in January, most of February was spent awaiting the publishing of the complete package of ICC Group B proposals, expected in the last week of the month.  Prior to this, on Feb 14th, I attended an ICC Code Correlation Committee meeting.  Two of [...]

5 10, 2021

UPDATE – 2024 International Pool and Spa Code Development / Group A Public Comment Hearings

By |2021-10-07T13:01:43-05:00October 5th, 2021|Categories: Ask NADRA, Building Codes, Industry Brief, Industry News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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?

12 05, 2021

2024 International Pool and Spa Code Development

By |2021-08-30T08:34:10-05:00May 12th, 2021|Categories: Ask NADRA, Building Codes, Deck Safety, Industry Brief, Industry News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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. 

22 10, 2020

2021 Deck Code Highlights

By |2021-08-30T08:34:13-05:00October 22nd, 2020|Categories: Ask NADRA, Building Codes, Industry Brief, Industry News|Tags: , , , , , |

The 2021 edition of the International Residential Code is officially complete and ready for printing. Here’s a look at its main provisions.

6 05, 2020

Here Comes the 2021! A Look at the Latest Deck Codes

By |2021-08-30T08:34:16-05:00May 6th, 2020|Categories: Ask NADRA, Building Codes, Industry Brief, Industry News|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

7 04, 2020

When the Building Department Closes

By |2021-08-30T08:34:17-05:00April 7th, 2020|Categories: Ask NADRA, Deck Safety, Industry Brief, Industry News|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

26 02, 2020

Question & Answer with NADRA.org

By |2021-08-30T08:34:18-05:00February 26th, 2020|Categories: Ask NADRA, Building Codes, Business Practices, Industry Brief, Industry News|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 [...]

24 10, 2019

NADRA Code Update: Should Decks be Built Like Stairs?

By |2021-08-30T08:34:39-05:00October 24th, 2019|Categories: Ask NADRA, Building Codes, Deck Safety, Industry Brief, Industry News|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

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