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NADRA Atlanta Chapter June Meeting Recap
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A few highlights from the meeting:
  • It was another successful meeting for the Atlanta NADRA Chapter on Tuesday, June 18 held at the Ivy in Buckhead. Even with the busy season, summer vacations and our crazy weather we still had 35 in attendance with several visitors.
  • Special thanks to Joey Matthews and Mark Guthrie of FastenMaster for sponsoring this month's meeting. Mark gave an informative and interesting presentation centered on deck failure and examining proper deck building to avoid failure.
  • We will set aside time in the August meeting to thoroughly review the current proposed code changes for Georgia and we will give time for questions.
  • We announced the kick off for Deck for this year's Deck For A Solider build.
  • Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at the Ivey in Buckhead. Our sponsor for the meeting will be Dixie Plywood and our guest speaker will be the President of Dixie, Danny Bachman
  • Read full recap here
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26 great ideas for decks
Sunset
A good deck can capture a view, create a comfortable outdoor room and add a feeling of spaciousness to your home by blurring the boundaries between inside and out. Here are 26 great ideas for decks.
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Making outdoor entertaining areas as useful as indoors
BPT via Nisqually Valley News,
The trend toward outdoor living spaces shows no signs of slowing, and the newest step in the trend is blurring the lines between outdoor and indoor spaces. Outdoor spaces are truly becoming an extension of indoors, mimicking the most useful and appealing elements of indoor spaces.
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Deciding between a deck or a patio
KHQA-TV
During the summer, both a deck and a patio can provide an outdoor extension of your living space. But subtle differences between the two might make one better for your needs than another.
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Builder confidence hits major milestone in June
NAHB
Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes hit a significant milestone in June, surging eight points to a reading of 52 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index released. Any reading over 50 indicates that more builders view sales conditions as good than poor.
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View the full 2013 Report of the Group B Committee Action Hearings
ICC eNews
The 2013 Report of the Committee Action Hearing contains all of the proposed revisions of the Group B Committee Action Hearings held April 21-30, in Dallas. The report includes the recommendation of the code development committee and their reason on each proposed item. Public comments are being accepted. The submission deadline for the Group B Public Comment Hearing is July 15.
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North Carolina couple wins decking materials valued at $5,000 in 1st month of 'Ask for Fiberon' promotion
Enhanced Online News
Charlotte, N.C., couple Gary and Katie won April's "Ask for Fiberon" sweepstakes. Fiberon, a leading manufacturer of PVC and composite decking, railing and fencing, is giving away four monthly prizes — Fiberon decking products with a retail value of $5,000 — through July.
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Housing propels biggest lumber maker to record
Bloomberg Businessweek
West Fraser Timber Co., North America's largest lumber producer, is forecast to surpass the record it touched in April as analysts look beyond a slump in wood prices to focus on the recovering U.S. housing industry.
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Deck dangers can be hidden
WBBM-TV
A deck collapse in Miami that injured dozens of people, may have some in Chicago asking if their deck is safe. One expert tells CBS 2's Chris Martinez that some are in worse shape than you think.
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Building official addresses inspection report in deck collapse
WFOR-TV
Chief Building Official for North Bay Village, Fla., admitted the city is no closer to determining what caused the deck at Shuckers Bar and Grill to give way when dozens of people spilled into Biscayne Bay while watching Game 4 of the NBA Finals.
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Builder confidence hits major milestone in June
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Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes hit a significant milestone in June, surging eight points to a reading of 52 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index released.

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Outdoor rooms are in
Atlanta INtown
Deep front and back porches are a Southern staple with Atlanta's temperate climate, but many homeowners are looking to turn the porch into something with a bit more pizazz.

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Principia report: Residential decking and railing market to reach $4.1 billion in 2014
Business Wire
Demand for residential decking and railing is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4 percent from 2012 to 2015.

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3 ways paid social ads can explode your content
Mashable
Content marketing — creating and distributing relevant content to attract, acquire and engage your target audience — has become a popular marketing tactic over the past few years. But although most companies understand how to promote their content via their "owned" channels, many are missing out on the opportunity to get their content in front of a larger audience through paid social promotions.
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10 cheat-sheet tips about websites
By Mark MacDonald
In college, "cheat-sheet" cards were a big help to study between classes. But as we all know, life isn't about passing exams, it's about learning how to do things properly when the opportunity arrives. When it comes to website design and content, here are 10 quick, easy-to-remember tips that will help you develop websites that work. Use this article as a cheat-sheet to ensure you'll pass the test of an effective website.
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Facebook adds Twitter-like hashtags
Forbes
Facebook announced that it is allowing users to create and click on hashtags, "similar to other services like Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr or Pinterest." A hashtag, which is simply a word preceded by a pound or hash symbol (#) is a way to participate in a public discussion about a topic and allow others to click on or search for the hashtag to find your content.
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Getting naps ahead of the competition
Harvard Business Review
Arianna Huffington writes: People in every age think they're living in a time of transition, but some ages really do usher in broad and deep change. Right now in American workplaces, I believe we're experiencing a transition with regard to well-being.
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