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What a night!
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NADRA's big event at the museum in Chicago was a huge success! Keep your eyes open for NADRA's eNewsletter, "The BUZZ" for a full event recap and list of National Deck Competition Winners! If you do not receive "The BUZZ" you can subscribe here.

We didn't want to make you wait too much longer … see the overall best deck for 2011 below! Congratulations Mr. Paulin of Tailor Decks, Inc. in Georgia! All winners will be announced this week in The BUZZ. Stay tuned.


Best Overall Deck 2011

Tailor Decks, Inc. — John Paulin




NADRA GA Chapter Update
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Hi everybody! Time to get back together again and swap stories about Deck Expo!

We'll be back at McCormick & Schmicks near Ashford Dunwoody Road off 285 or Abernathy Road/Perimeter Center West off Ga400. We'll meet at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20. Bring your favorite contractor, distributor, manufacturer or supplier. We're keeping track of who brings guests and we'll have a prize for the person who brings the most guests to our meetings. Dinner is $10 per person/member, $15 per person/non-member. Buffet and soft drinks will be included, but you have to buy your own beer. For your imbibing convenience, there will be a bar in the meeting room!

Our sponsor this month is PMC. Our speaker is Officer Hudson from the Georgia Department of Public Safety. He'll talk about truck compliance on our highways. This is valuable information if you drive a commercial truck or pull a trailer.

RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 19 please.


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A new way to manage projects
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Today's construction mantra could go something like this: Fix the building you already have in place, as opposed to build something new from scratch. The nature of the market is requiring many owners to 'build smarter' — which in many cases means focusing on smaller remodeling and renovating projects, as opposed to larger capital programs. This shift in the market means owners are now using technology in new ways. More



Remodeling Show, Deck Expo showcase new innovation
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Decking vendors of all persuasions shared McCormick Place with suppliers of other remodeling materials as the Deck Expo and the Remodeling Show joined their events this year. Exterior siding and PVC/composite decking seemed to dominate the floor, although a large wood pavilion showcased cedar, redwood and pressure-treated lumber. New products at the show included a line of DAP sealants and adhesives aimed at the professional window and siding installer. The Spec Line, this color-coded offering carries numeric labels that match industry-specific standards. More

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Construction hiring regains some vigor in September
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The recent mildly positive jobs report was bolstered by better-than-usual hiring in an industry hammered by job losses. Construction firms added 26,000 jobs in September, the most in seven months. The industry trailed only health care, professional and business services and information in job creation. Overall, U.S. payrolls grew by 103,000 and the unemployment rate held steady at 9.1 percent. More

Steel-framed decking grows in popularity
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Liniar, one of the market leaders in PVCu decking and fencing, says it is now supplying more and more of its galvanised steel sub-frame decking due to growing popular demand. Traditionally, timber decks were the norm on caravan parks, but in the 1990s some companies started to import PVCu profiles, making the balustrade maintenance-free, while still using timber for the sub-frame and to reinforce the posts. More



The best way to ensure minimal growth of mushrooms, fungus on decking
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Maximizing airflow is perhaps the best way to ensure minimal growth of mushrooms and fungus on your composite decking. The goal is to keep the wood fibers inside the decking as dry as possible. Air movement greatly accelerates drying. Because at least one leading manufacturer admits its decking does absorb moisture, anyone with composite decking needs to make sure it dries as soon as possible after getting wet. More

Power to the punch list
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Perhaps one of the most critical pieces to any project, the punch list process can also be one of the most painstaking. Without the right means for which to capture and manage the information during this process, contractors are often left with error-prone processes that can end up costing them greatly after all is said and done. Technology providers are coming strong as of late with new applications and services that help address the punch list process in construction. Contractors are taking notice of this fact. More

Ecolife™ - Better Decks Cost Less

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CALENDAR


Important dates to remember
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  • Oct. 20 - NADRA GA Chapter Meeting: 5:30 p.m. / McCormick & Schmicks near Ashford Dunwoody Road off 285 or Abernathy Road/Perimeter Center West off Ga400.

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