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22 10, 2020

2021 Deck Code Highlights

By |2020-10-22T12:43:20-05:00October 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 |2020-07-06T14:03:39-05:00May 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 |2020-07-06T15:09:03-05:00April 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 |2020-07-06T15:23:01-05:00February 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 |2020-07-06T15:09:09-05:00October 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 [...]

28 08, 2019

NADRA Code Update – Proposals RB185-19 and RB301-19 Guard Post Connections

By |2020-07-06T15:09:09-05:00August 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 [...]

3 07, 2019

NADRA Code Update

By |2020-07-06T15:20:52-05:00July 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 |2020-07-06T15:09:09-05:00May 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 |2020-07-06T15:09:09-05:00May 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 |2020-07-06T15:09:10-05:00April 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 [...]