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Hanley Wood agrees to sell exhibitions business to Informa
Hanley Wood via NADRA Blog
Hanley Wood, the premier information, media, event and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries, announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its Hanley Wood Exhibitions business to Informa PLC, a U.K.-based publishing and events company that operates in more than 40 countries and is one of the world’s leading knowledge providers.
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DuxxBak added to Top 100 Home Products
DuxxBak via NADRA Blog
This Old House named DuxxBak to its 4th annual “The TOH Top 100,” a list of the 100 best new home products of the year. The editors spent months testing and examining thousands of products to find the most distinctive, helpful, and innovative new home products in seven categories: kitchen, bath, tools, building products, outdoor living, home tech, and finishing touches.
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Halifax says 1 in 10 decks fails inspection
CBC News
Even more reason why you should hire a NADRA member to build your deck
One in 10 decks fails inspection in the Halifax Regional Municipality, statistics obtained by CBC News show, but experts say the percentage is likely much higher. The data covers a one-year period beginning Sept. 20, 2013, two days before a deck collapsed in Dartmouth, injuring 15 people. The city inspected 294 decks in that time and 30 failed. "There's a lot of times we go out and somebody's not building something the way they said they were going to build it and it doesn't meet code," says Matt Covey, HRM's manager of building standards. Covey says the biggest offences are improper stairs, guards and the way the deck is connected to the house. Covey says part of the issue is people building without a permit.

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Construction companies should watch out for these 3 things
By Nate Budde
The construction industry is volatile, faces high failure rates and works on slim-to-virtually-nonexistent margins. While an increase in construction projects is generally good for companies in the industry, even that good news can hide dangers. The dangers in a growing construction economy are different, but no less serious than the dangers posed by a downturn. Construction professionals should take care to watch out for the unique risks that companies face when the overall outlook is looking up.
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Enjoy water fixtures all year by winterizing
The Associated Press via The Sun Chronicle
For many people with backyard ponds, fountains and other water-garden fixtures, the arrival of cold weather means draining the pipes and pulling the plug. But water gardens can be attractive winter gardens, too, with the right preparation and landscaping.
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Designing for shade — Arbors, porches, hardscape and below-deck spaces can all play a role
Deck Magazine
Our industry is all about creating useful outdoor living spaces. One problem with a lot of decks, though, is they can be too hot to use on a summer afternoon. But they would be comfortable even on the hottest days if they were under a big shade tree with a nice breeze blowing. The trick is to create that environment on your customer’s deck or patio. You can duplicate the shade effect of a tree by covering an area with an arbor or a porch roof, or by using the space under a deck. Porch roofs or covers are the better options in terms of functionality, but they’re also the most costly. Trellises, arbors, or pergolas (depending on how you refer to them) don’t provide as much shelter but cost less to build. Any of those options will then give you a place to install ceiling fans — to generate the breeze.
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7 outdoor living area designs that don't require year-round good weather
Nubricks Blog
There is nothing quite like enjoying a glass of ice cold lemonade in your beautifully designed backyard living area. We all love a nice summer day in our own space. However, an outdoor living room can be frustrating when the cold weather sets in and your space can not last through the weather. So, plan ahead and design a space that will last all year long with a few of these ideas.
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Why no one's reading your marketing content
Harvard Business Review
There’s been plenty written about how to create smart digital marketing content. But less attention gets paid to what happens after you click “publish” and whether your videos, infographics, social media posts, and other pieces of content are actually reaching the right people. According to Altimeter, only a quarter of content marketers actually invest in distribution, even though more than half recognize that it's a critical need.
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Taking advantage of the speed of today's business world
By Randall Craig
The world is changing. It's getting smaller. Ironically, the smaller it gets, the more choice there seems to be. Entire industries are being collapsed: The music industry, the book publishing industry, and the newspaper industry are just a few that are in complete disarray. And downstream from these are the retailers — When was the last time you went into a record store or book store? While this collapse might suggest less choice, a simple Internet search shows a vast number of places to purchase — or download — the product.
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