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NADRA's 2013 Main Event & Education
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  • 2013 Annual Meeting — Details to be announced
  • Limited sponsorship opportunities available — click here to get involved in the 2013 Main Event!
  • National Elections
  • NADRA Education/Certification
    • October 15 — 7:30 a.m.: Structural Design II — A Trip Down the Load Path /NADRA Master Deck Professional Codes and Standards
    • October 16 — 7:30 a.m.: NonStructural Provisions / NADRA Master Deck Professional Codes and Standards
    • October 17 — 8 a.m.: Outdoor Living Design and Sales / NADRA Master Deck Professional Codes and Standards
  • NADRA National Industry Awards & The Annual After Party!
  • National Deck Competition — Details coming your way soon! Start snapping those pictures!
  • 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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NEWS YOU CAN USE


Tips on deciding which outdoor living space is right for your house and landscape
WFTS-TV
Many homeowners think of their deck or patio as an outdoor living room, dining room or even kitchen. Before you build a deck or patio, you should learn about the differences between the two. "When considering adding a deck or patio they can be a great way to extend your living space outside and extend your square footage," said Angie's List founder Angie Hicks.
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11 fire features for fun summer nights
WRAL-TV
From DIY fire pit decks to custom stone work, your options are wide open if you're thinking of buying or installing a fire feature. And why wouldn't you want a fire feature? There's nothing quite like relaxing by an outdoor fire on a cool summer or autumn night. From the firewood crackling to the smell of wood burning, it's a treat that warms both body and soul.
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LATEST NEWS


Deck collapse raises important safety information
WGHP-TV
In light of recent deck collapse at a beach house in Ocean Isle, N.C., FOX8 talked to local experts about deck safety, both before and after yours is built. Ed Regensburg with Alert Construction in Greensboro, N.C., specializes in building decks.
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2 more winners in $5,000 'Ask for Fiberon' deck promotion
Enhanced Online News
Fiberon, a leading manufacturer of PVC and composite decking, railing and fencing, announces its second and third monthly winners in the "Ask for Fiberon" sweepstakes. May's winner, Cynthia F. of Independence, Ky., and Patricia B. of Douglas, Mass., June's winner, will each receive the retail value of $5,000 worth of Fiberon decking products.
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Trex Company reminds consumers of replacement program for defective decking
MarketWatch
Trex Company, Inc., the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing products, is once more notifying consumers in 16 western states who may have purchased defective Trex decking product suffering from surface flaking to contact the company and receive replacement materials.
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How safe is your deck?
WAVE-TV
More than 20 people were rushed to hospitals after a deck collapsed on a condo in Ocean Isle, North Carolina. A similar collapse occurred in Louisville in 2012. There are outward signs you can look for to see how stable the deck on your home or your apartment is. "This happens more often than we would care to think," said Thad Adams, owner of Adams Construction Services, Inc. in Jeffersonville, Ind.
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Survey shows that Americans use their yards most for relaxation
Philadelphia News
It is the season once again when people are excited to get out into their yards. According to recent surveys conducted by Harris Interactive, Americans with a yard will be looking forward to three activities this year: relaxing, planting and spending time with family.
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Trex sweeps composite decking category in Remodeling Magazine's 2013 Brand Use Study
PRNewswire
Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, has been recognized with four first-place rankings in Remodeling Magazine's 2013 Brand Use Study. Reinforcing its unparalleled brand strength and recognition among industry professionals, Trex dominated the Decking: Composite and Vinyl category in all measured areas.
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11 fire features for fun summer nights
WRAL-TV
From DIY fire pit decks to custom stone work, your options are wide open if you're thinking of buying or installing a fire feature.

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Guitar-shaped deck rocks MoistureShield composite decking
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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?

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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.

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LEADERSHIP


Productivity lifesaver: The 5-sentence email
Entrepreneur
Eliminating extra information from emails can help you reclaim a large portion of your workday, increase your productivity and improve your chances of getting a reply. Boulder, Colo. entrepreneur Andreea Ayers discovered the impact of shortened correspondence when she hired a business coach to help her with her marketing company Launch Grow Joy.
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Leadership lessons from Gettysburg, 150 years later
Inc.
The population of the United States is now 10 times what it was at the start of the U.S. Civil War. Thus, as horrible as the casualties and scale of that war were, it's hard to conceive of its impact. Imagine a nation of 31 million people in which a war kills 625,000, or in which a single battle — the three days of the Battle of Gettysburg, fought 150 years ago — results in 46,000 casualties (killed, wounded or missing).
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CALENDAR


Important dates to remember
NADRA
  • Aug. 20 — NADRA Atlanta Chapter Meeting at the Ivey in Buckhead. Sponsor: Dixie Plywood/Guest Speaker: President of Dixie, Danny Bachman
  • Oct. 2-10 — ICC Group B Public Comment Hearings, Atlantic City Convention Center — Atlantic City, N.J.
  • Oct. 16-18DeckExpo
  • Oct. 28-29Principia's Composite Decking & Railing Conference, Baltimore, Md.
For more details on NADRA Events, email your questions to info@NADRA.org.


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