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11 02, 2019

NADRA Code Update

By |2021-08-30T08:34:42-05:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Ask NADRA, Building Codes, Industry Brief, Industry News, NADRA News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

February 2019 By Glenn Mathewson Thanks to the support of NADRA members we have shared our knowledge with others in the campfire discussions regarding deck code proposals for the 2021 International Residential Code.  There were 9 proposals submitted with our assistance and approval. The Deck Code Coalition is an informal group [...]

31 01, 2018

Major changes to ICC Guardrail Performance Criteria – Additional testing methods plus safety factor increased on AC-273

By |2021-08-30T08:35:13-05:00January 31st, 2018|Categories: Ask NADRA, Deck Safety|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

    Update from NADRA's Code Committee:  You may have read this last week in our release revealing these new rules or criteria changes from ICC, however we feel it is necessary that we get the word out about these changes once more; and help bring clarity to the subject. This [...]

18 01, 2018

Reminder to all Handrail and Guard Manufacturers

By |2021-08-30T08:35:16-05:00January 18th, 2018|Categories: Ask NADRA, Building Codes, Business Practices, Deck Safety, Industry Brief, Industry News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Reminder to all handrail and guard manufacturers, in June 2017 ICC-ES approved significant revisions to AC273, Acceptance Criteria for Handrails and Guards.  NADRA recommends if you have an evaluation or code report for your product in accordance with this acceptance criteria you should contact the agency providing the report on how [...]

7 09, 2016

Steve Shields talks about AWPA Modifications

By |2021-08-30T08:37:51-05:00September 7th, 2016|Categories: Ask NADRA, Building Codes, Deck Safety, Industry Brief, Industry News, NADRA News, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I appreciated the opportunity to participate in the treated wood panel discussion at the recent NADRA meeting.  It provided an opportunity to discuss recent changes to standards that have impacted not only how treated wood is recommended to be used, but have also encouraged more retailers to stock ground contact treated [...]

31 08, 2016

NADRA Education at RIDIJ 2016, Baltimore

By |2021-08-30T08:37:53-05:00August 31st, 2016|Categories: Ask NADRA, Building Codes, Business Practices, Deck Safety, Industry Brief, Industry News, NADRA News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

What: ND01 - Deck Evaluation/ Inspection Certification Class for Industry Professionals When: Wednesday, October 5th from 8am - 12pm. Presenter: Jim Mailey. Cost: NADRA Member Price: $99  / Non-Member Price: $199 This four-hour session will teach the home inspector how to safely inspect a deck using the NADRA Deck Evaluation checklist. This [...]

1 06, 2016

AWPA U1 Standard Revisions Appealed

By |2021-08-30T08:37:55-05:00June 1st, 2016|Categories: Ask NADRA, Deck Safety, Industry Brief, Industry News, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

  AWPA U1 Standard Revisions Appealed Due To Lack of Data and Data Omission Sunbelt Forest Products Appeal AWPA U1 Standard Revisions; Requests Changes Be Rescinded May 31, 2016, 09:00 ET from Sunbelt Forest Products   BARTOW, Fla., May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunbelt Forest Products has announced that it will file, this week, an appeal of [...]

17 02, 2016

AWPA and ICC Approve New Treated Wood Standards

By |2021-08-30T08:37:57-05:00February 17th, 2016|Categories: Ask NADRA, Building Codes, Business Practices, Deck Safety, Industry Brief, Industry News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

NEWS RELEASE Contact: Michael BeaudryNADRA Executive VP215-679-4884Info@NADRA.org   AWPA and ICC Approve New Treated Wood Standards ICC-ES AC326 - The  ICC final effective date of implementation is July 15, 2016. Quakertown, PA (February 16th, 2016) Many of you may or may not be aware of the discussions that have been taking place regarding [...]

23 11, 2015

Title: Revisions for 2018 IRC

By |2021-08-30T08:37:59-05:00November 23rd, 2015|Categories: Industry News, Press Release|Tags: , , , , , , |

Title: Revisions for 2018 IRC If you have specific questions, comments or concerns let us know by filling out the form found below: Below are 2 documents from the Deck Code Coalition, which contains a detailed list of each item they are recommending for revision with the 2018 IRC with comments and [...]

9 10, 2013

The 2015 IRC is Complete, Glenn Mathewson

By |2021-08-30T08:38:51-05:00October 9th, 2013|Categories: Ask NADRA, Building Codes, Business Practices, Deck Safety, Industry Brief, Industry News, NADRA News|Tags: , , , , |

NADRA attended the Public Comment Hearings on October 4th, 2013 to serve and protect the decking industry in the development of the 2015 IRC.  I’m happy to say that we did that job well, and have little to fear in the new provisions now decided.  Here’s a review of the topics [...]

9 10, 2013

NADRA Events Happening at DeckExpo

By |2021-08-30T08:38:51-05:00October 9th, 2013|Categories: Ask NADRA, Building Codes, Business Practices, Deck Safety, Industry Brief, Industry News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

DeckExpo is just days away! Here is an easy-to-follow guide to all things NADRA happening during our time in Chicago. If you want to make a difference while getting the most of your NADRA membership, GET INVOLVED! If you are interested in the work the Association is doing in the areas [...]

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