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Call To Action: Code
NADRA
From Glenn Mathewson: "...Are you with me? I have heard your stories, your frustrations and your anger about codes, old and new, for many years. I still have a memory of being in the shoes of a deck builder, but lateral loads and such weren't an issue back then. Do I understand the plight of today's builder enough to speak for them at the hearing? Do you trust me to do so, or do you have anything else to tell me first?" We are asking for your feedback, Click here to take the Survey (Read the full article HERE)

Take Action:
  • Click here to review proposed code changes with notes from Glenn Mathewson so that you can understand what they mean and how they will affect you and the industry
  • Click here to take the survey and offer NADRA the input and feedback we are seeking
  • Read all of the original proposed changes from the ICC Building Committee here
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Deck Safety Month® 2013
NADRA
Deck Safety Month® 2013 is fast-approaching. NADRA will be launching a tool-kit to help you and your business market this annual campaign for deck safety awareness. Check in next week for more details!
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The Engaged Experts Deck, Rail & Fastener Event — May 9
NADRA
Meet the experts on May 9, 3-7:30 p.m. Engage and share:
  • Local building code officials
  • NADRA builders and manufacturers
  • ICC-ES, CCRR accredited NADRA manufacturers
  • Element materials testing engineers
  • ICC-ES senior staff engineer
  • Live testing demos
  • May is Deck Safety Month — Take action now!
Where: Element Materials Technology, Ed Peterson – 651.645.3601
662 Cromwell Ave., St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact: NADRA HQ – 215.679.4884/info@NADRA.org
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NEWS YOU CAN USE


Add economical living space with an outdoor room
BPT via Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Adding living space to your home can be an expensive prospect. However, creating an outdoor room is a budget-friendly option that gives you more square footage, as well as additional opportunities to enjoy the season.
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How to add pizazz to your backyard
News & Observer
With all those seed catalogs piled on the coffee table and local home centers crammed to the gills with trays of blooming plants, it's hard to resist the urge to start working outside. But first, take a quick tour around your yard with an eye toward improvements that will make your outdoor living space more enjoyable in the months ahead.
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LATEST NEWS


Decrepit decks get redone on HGTV
The London Free Press
HGTV deck master Paul Lafrance is taking a Canadian rite of passage and "helping Canadian men do it better" with the launch of Disaster Decks, a new TV series that puts do-it-yourselfers under the microscope in a lighthearted way. "It's a very Canadian pastime to build a deck, but unfortunately most of the guys who set out to do this realize very quickly that there's a lot more to it than just slapping some pieces of wood together," says Lafrance, host of Decked Out, Deck Wars and CEO of Cutting Edge Construction and Design.
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High-end deck building demands the strength of face fastening for reliable, long-term results
PR.com
Alain Bagagem began learning his craft as an 8-year-old working with his father to build and renovate homes throughout New Jersey. More than 20 years later, Alain Bagagem Contracting, Inc. of Wall Township, N.J., is responsible for building everything from 3,500 square-feet luxury estates to high-end kitchen redesigns, decking, roofing and additions.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
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Survey: Construction materials prices flat in March, but some costs rising
Boston Business Journal
Prices for construction materials remained flat in March, as plunging diesel fuel and metals prices offset increases in items used in new housing and commercial building renovations, according to an analysis of new federal figures released by the Associated General Contractors of America.
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MoistureShield's new website features enhanced user experience and streamlined design
PRWeb
Building and design professionals, building material dealers and homeowners will find the recently revamped MoistureShield website easy to navigate and visually inspiring for creating beautiful, long-lasting, wood-plastic composite decks. With more photos and a simplified layout, the sleek, new site features product information and tools tailored to fit the needs of each MoistureShield customer.
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Deck Safety Month 2013
NADRA
Deck Safety Month 2013 is fast-approaching. NADRA will be launching a tool-kit to help you and your business market this annual campaign for deck safety awareness. Check in next week for more details!

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9 silly mistakes that marketers make
Inc.
When marketing is done well, it really can help a sales team make more revenue. However, many marketing groups do things that can cost a lot of money but aren't very helpful. Here are nine of them.

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The joys of outdoor living beckon
The Santa Fe New Mexican
With spring upon us, we begin thinking about bringing the indoors out — outdoor living being such a bonus to living in Northern New Mexico.

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Builder Magazine's 2013 study: Trex named No.1 in brand familiarity and usage
PRNewswire via Rock Hill Herald
Trex, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, has once again captured three first-place rankings in Builder magazine's 2013 Brand Use Study. Proving its unparalleled brand power among trade professionals, Trex was named No. 1 in "brand familiarity," "brand used the most" and "brand used in the past two years" for the composite/PVC decking category.
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Homebuilder confidence dips again
U.S. News & World Report
Rising materials costs, a tight supply of developed lots and a lack of construction labor are squeezing homebuilders and putting a damper on confidence, according to an industry report released. Builder confidence for newly built, single-family homes dropped two points in April, to 42 according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, marking the fourth consecutive month of losses.
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LEADERSHIP


Meeting effectiveness: Do we need a meeting?
By C. Fredrick Crum
Meetings are the most misused tool in a leader's communications toolkit. In most instances, meetings are used by executive leadership as a first response to most situations unnecessarily. X has just happened so we need to call a meeting, or we need to meet to talk about Y. If leaders took the time to peruse their communications toolkits they would discover they have a number of tools that would be much more effective than having a meeting.
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Industry Pulse: Is the term "meeting" used too frequently?
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Recruitment resolutions: Avoid common hiring pitfalls
Orthopreneur
Hiring the wrong employee will negatively affect the performance and profit of your practice. Fortunately, you can avoid the common mistakes made during the recruiting, interviewing and hiring process that can result in a bad hire. Read on to learn how.
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The top 5 leadership lessons Margaret Thatcher taught us
Forbes
Margaret Thatcher is being laid to rest, and I can't help but remember all of the valuable lessons she taught us. She was a part of our Greatest Generation — a generation that faced enormous obstacles like the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, the Depression and the spread of communism. She was a part of a generation that was asked to sacrifice, asked to pull one's own weight, asked to stand up for what you believe in.
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CALENDAR


Important dates to remember
NADRA
  • April 21-30 — 2013 Group B Committee Action Hearings — Sheraton Dallas Downtown Hotel
  • May 1 — Deck Safety Month®
  • May 9 — NADRA MN Event at Element Materials Technology, Register here or Sponsor here
For more details on NADRA Events, email your questions to info@NADRA.org.


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