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Building code or product catalog?
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How many hold-down anchors does it take to build a deck?
By NADRA Technical Advisor, Glenn Mathewson

The development of the 2015 IRC is halfway through, and there's likely going to be some new regulations for the construction industry to adjust to. For the decking industry, there's lobbying working to create new building codes around specific product lines. We've already seen the costly results of including "permitted" details in the code depicting specific products. Read full article here.

Giving voice to NADRA members
If the issues of increased costs, inflexible design and heavy-handed industry regulation with no material benefit matters to you, consider joining me at the code hearing in Atlantic City, N.J., Oct. 3 and 4. Your presence, your voice, your attention and your passion will make a difference ... after all, it is YOUR industry. Stand up and fight for it, but don't do it alone. If you want to know more or get more involved, please contact me at glennmathewson@nadra.org. Together we can bring truth and insight to the development of the building codes.
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NADRA NJ Picnic
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Please come and join us for a NADRA NJ Picnic at the home of Robert Lascalle. There is no charge for this event as we would like to thank all of our members for their support. There will be a BBQ catering company cooking on site for us. Please RSVP asap. We do ask that you BYOB and we are also asking that everyone bring an appetizer or a dessert. There will be live music, games, good food and a great time! Hope to see you all there. RSVP here.
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NADRA's 2013 Main Event
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  • Save the date! NADRA National Industry Awards & The Annual After Party! Join us at Howl at The Moon on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. Registration opens Monday, Aug. 26.
  • 2013 Annual Meeting — Thursday, Oct. 17, 5 p.m. in room E353b — Registration is not required. Open to all industry professionals!
  • Sponsorship opportunities available — click here to get involved in the 2013 Main Event! Thank you, sponsors:
    • Gold: Fiberon
    • Bronze: AZEK, TimberTech, NyloBoard
  • NADRA Education/Certification
    • Oct. 15 — 7:30 a.m.: Structural Design II — A Trip Down the Load Path /NADRA Master Deck Professional Codes and Standards
    • Oct. 16 — 7:30 a.m.: NonStructural Provisions/NADRA Master Deck Professional Codes and Standards
    • Oct. 17 — 8 a.m.: Outdoor Living Design and Sales/NADRA Master Deck Professional Codes and Standards
  • National Deck Competition — Start snapping those pictures, contest portal opening soon!
  • DeckExpo Registration is open — register here.
  • *** Attention NADRA members: The code, "NADRA," will provide you with free exhibit hall access!

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    NEWS YOU CAN USE


    Outdoor elegance meets cutting edge technology
    The Connection
    If anything in the summer of 2013 points to still evolving homeowner expectations, it may be the frequency with which locals are integrating screen porches, patios, fire pits and outdoor kitchens into original landscaping schemes that artfully marry the house to its setting.
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    Outdoor living: Create an outdoor sanctuary in your backyard
    BPT via Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
    Coming home from a long work day to a place of peace, quiet, relaxation and even harmony is a dream for many homeowners. And by creating an outdoor sanctuary in the backyard, this private place of solace will become the first destination for all members of the family when they need a break.
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    Take it outside: The hottest trends in outdoor living
    WRAL-TV
    Whether it's star-lit dining al fresco, summer Saturdays splashing around the pool or cocktails by a crackling fire, making the most of our outdoor spaces has become more popular and more possible than ever before. An impressive 94 percent of respondents to a recent survey of the American Society of Landscape Architects predicted outdoor living spaces — kitchens and entertainment areas, especially — would be popular choices in new homes and remodels for 2013.
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    A railing specialist at the dealer level?
    NADRA Blog
    A railing sales specialist at the dealer level? A good strategy for selling railing products? Hear from the experts Oct. 28-29 in Baltimore at the 10th Annual Composite Decking & Railing Conference. When it comes to railing products, it pays to have an in-store specialist. Speaker David Elenbaum, president of The American Backyard Company, will explain the role of an in-store railing product specialist and tell you exactly how you can leverage that person to grow sales.
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    Trex Elevations and Trex Pergola named 'Best New Products'
    PRNewswire via MarketWatch
    Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing products, recently announced that Trex Elevations and Trex Pergola have been named to the respective 2013 "101 Best New Products" lists of Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler, two of the industry's most esteemed trade journals.
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    Construction materials prices flat in july despite 4 percent crude inflation
    Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. via ForConstructionPros
    Construction materials prices remained stable from June to July but are up 2 percent compared to July 2012, according to the latest Producer Price Index release by the U.S. Labor Department. Nonresidential construction materials prices were down 0.1 percent for the month and are 1.8 percent higher than one year ago.
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    Building code or product catalog?
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    The development of the 2015 IRC is halfway through, and there's likely going to be some new regulations for the construction industry to adjust to. For the decking industry, there's lobbying working to create new building codes around specific product lines.

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    10 extreme backyards that look too good to be true
    The Huffington Post
    Most homeowners are pretty happy with an outdoor space that's big enough to fit a decent size pool, space for a BBQ and just a little greenery. But there are others out there who will not settle for anything other than an extreme backyard.

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    Fiberon hires Shellie Sellards as vice president of marketing
    NADRA Blog
    Fiberon, a leading manufacturer of PVC and composite decking, announces the hiring of Shellie Sellards as the vice president of marketing. Shellie will officially join Fiberon by month's end and report directly to the company's president, Doug Mancosh.

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    LEADERSHIP


    Effect of 2013 social media trends on your business
    By Emma Fitzpatrick
    Examiner reported in its 2013 Social Media Marketing Report that a whopping 97 percent of marketers now integrate social media into their plans. But, according to the report, only 1 in 4 were able to measure the return on investment. Staying on top of the latest social media trends allows you to connect with your customers on a personal, emotional level. Plus, it shows your audience that your brand is forward-thinking. Here are five topical changes in social media that will affect your business this year.
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    The 10 types of people you meet at conferences
    Young Entrepreneur
    Where there is a weekend, conferences and networking events are sure to follow. These gatherings can provide an ample opportunity to listen in on hot topics that can better your business, gain sage advice from those folks that have been there done that and participate in discussion on subjects close to your heart.
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    A guide to Google Analytics for small businesses
    By Mayur Kisani
    Google Analytics is one of the most powerful tools for tracking traffic patterns on your website. What's more appealing about it is that, like many other Google offerings, it's free. Analytics was launched in August 2006, but it was not available to users until a year later. Since then, it has come a long way. The platform is now easy-to-use and even integrates with other Google platforms like AdWords and AdSense.
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