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NADRA's 2013 Main Event
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Are you wondering what's happening within the organization these days? NADRA's 2013 main event is headed to Chicago this October during DeckExpo! Keep your eyes open for details coming soon about the below events:
  • 2013 Annual Meeting — Details to be announced very soon!
  • Limited sponsorship opportunities available — click here to participate in the 2013 Main Event!
  • National Elections
  • NADRA Education/Certification
  • NADRA National Industry Awards
  • National Deck Competition — Details coming your way soon! Start snapping those pictures!
  • Annual After Party
  • DeckExpo Registration is now open — register here.
    Attention NADRA members: The code, NADRA, will provide you with free exhibit hall access!
    For all volunteers and material donations, please contact NADRA Headquarters at Info@NADRA.org or 215-679-4884.
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Update from the New Jersey Chapter
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Hi everyone!! Please join us for our NADRA NJ Chapter meeting July 16. We will be back in our regular Chimney Rock Inn location this time. This meeting will be sponsored by Regal Ideas. We also would like to mention that we have two additional dates for you to add to your calendars! To RSVP for the July 16th Chapter meeting, click here.
  • Aug. 24NADRA NJ Picnic to be held at the home of Robert Lascalle in Flemington, N.J. This is a time for kicking back, having fun and enjoying some good food. We will be asking everyone to bring an appetizer or a dessert and have a contest to see which is the best.
  • Sept. 23 — Target start date for the Deck for a Soldier® build in Brick, N.J.
More on the local Deck for a Soldier build:

The NJ Chapter 2013 D4S build is making progress! We are currently working on the architects drawings for permitting. The start date for this project is set for Sept. 23, with a Ribbon Cutting scheduled for Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

*** A few items we are still looking for ***
  • Pavers
  • Footings and a few other smaller items
  • Additional NADRA Builders are still needed for this project

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Expanded outdoor spaces make area homes more marketable
The Florida Times-Union
A recently released report for 2013 notes that one of the most cost-effective improvements a homeowner can make has little to do with the actual house. In Jacksonville, Fla., a mid-range wood deck addition estimated at $7,900 ranked among the highest values of remodeling cost vs. resale value, according to the report.
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Home harmonizing: Making outdoor entertaining areas as useful as indoors
Allentown Morning Call
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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Deckorators Best Deck Contest!
Deckorators
Building pros and do-it-yourself-ers, here's your chance to win cold hard cash! Build a great-looking deck incorporating Deckorators brand products, snap some quality images of the results, and be entered to win up to $1000! If your deck build is considered the "best of the best" and voted #1 by a panel of internal judges, you'll win $1000 plus a one year membership to NADRA.
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Lumber prices have plunged in the last 2 months
Business Insider
Recently lumber prices were nearing the housing bubble highs. Since then prices have declined sharply, with prices off about 25 percent from the highs in early May. Some of the decline could be related to additional supply coming on the market, and some due to less buying from China.
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Deck collapse renters call wood 'rotten'
WTEV-TV
Eight people are recovering from injuries sustained when a wooden deck packed with people collapsed from the second floor to the ground below in Neptune Beach, Fla. Young adults partying on the old wooden structure tell us there were about a dozen people on it when it suddenly gave way.
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5 things to check to make sure your deck is safe
KOMO-TV
Summertime is deck time. A deck can be dangerous. If it collapses, the results can be tragic. That's why you want to inspect your deck every year. Ricardo Arevalo with Simpson Strong-Tie says there are 5 things to do.
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Guitar-shaped deck rocks MoistureShield composite decking
PRLeap
Nashville, Detroit, Austin and now Dixon Springs. What makes this rural community nestled in the hills of southern Illinois worthy of inclusion with these famous music cities? Simple: Guitar deck. Music lovers Stephanie Brown and Rick Street have completed restoration of their locally popular guitar-shaped deck using MoistureShield composite decking.
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Guidelines are almost nonexistent for deck inspections at South Florida eateries
Miami Herald
South Florida's strict building codes have put a halt to most restaurants and bars building decks that jut out over open water. But the ones that remain have been decaying for decades in salty, murky water under a blazing sun without any oversight.
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NyloDeck's exceptional resistance to termites is proven in new study
PR Web
Great news for NyloDeck owners; bad news for termites: Given the choice to eat NyloDeck or face starvation, termites chose hunger during a recent study performed by the Forest and Wildlife Research Center at Mississippi State University.

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July Code Update: Glenn Mathewson, NADRA Technical Advisor
NADRA
NADRA has begun to draft public comments for the Public Comment Hearing (formally the Final Action Hearing). With the development of the 2015 IRC half way through, NADRA remains on top of the process by participating in each phase of code development.

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What does code require in regards to wood rail post attachment ... outside of RB61-13?
NADRA
The below inquiry came in from a NADRA Maryland Deck Builder. With permission from Dave, NADRA opted to post this publicly so we could accept replies from fellow members and industry leaders.

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NyloDeck's exceptional resistance to termites is proven in new study
PR Web
Great news for NyloDeck owners; bad news for termites: Given the choice to eat NyloDeck or face starvation, termites chose hunger during a recent study performed by the Forest and Wildlife Research Center at Mississippi State University.
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Your guide to working with pressure-treated lumber
Popular Mechanics
Pressure-treated wood has been around for nearly 70 years, yet most of us still know very little about this popular outdoor building material. To start, pressure-treated wood is softwood lumber, typically southern yellow pine, that's been chemically treated to resist rot, decay and termites.
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18 injured in deck collapse at soldier's welcome home party
WBTV-TV
Nearly 20 people were injured in Cherryville, N.C., when a deck collapsed during a welcome home party for a soldier. Eighteen people suffered minor injuries and three people were taken to hospitals in Cleveland and Lincoln counties, according to the Cherryville Fire Department.
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6 ways to make your story go viral
Inc.
People always ask how to make messages "go viral." Every business needs to get the word out, every leader wants her ideas to spread more. Dave Kerpen talked with Jonah Berger, the leading word-of-mouth scientist, to get answers. Berger, a Wharton professor and author of Contagious, gave Kerpen a six-step method to drive people to spread the word.
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What every company need to know about Instagram video
Fast Company
Hot on the heels of Twitter-owned video app Vine's phenomenal success comes Instagram's latest announcement that video is being introduced to their platform. Instagram is already hugely popular, with more than 130 million users, but Vine is currently more popular than Instagram for media sharing on Twitter ... although all that is about to change.
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5 ways to have a more productive summer
Fast Company
The summer has already solsticed — so how do we sink our canines into the dog days yet to come? Inc. writer Les McKeown has a few ideas which we'll furnish with our own.
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