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NADRA HIGHLIGHTS

Attention inspectors: Deck inspection certification course — learn from the experts
NADRA
Instructor: Glenn Mathewson, MCP and Jim Mailey, Training Mgr. Simpson Strong-Tie
When: Tuesday, Jan. 6, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (8 hours)
Tuition: $250. Approved for 8 ASHI CEs

Providing a thorough deck inspection is more than checking to see if it is properly attached to the home and railing is present. You as a NADRA (North American Deck and Railing) / ASHI Deck Inspector will have a great opportunity to expand your professional home inspection business you will be qualified to offer this important lifesaving service to your current and past clients. The eight-hour certification class will follow the most current 2009 IRC Deck Code book published by the ICC and NADRA. Upon the successful completion of the final exam and becoming an ASHI-NADRA Inspector Member (additional $100) you will receive your NADRA Deck Inspection Certification. NADRA Membership Application form.

Part One will cover the Existing Structure. The features on the exterior of a house, such as windows, overhead cables and dryer vents require certain considerations when in proximity to a deck or other walking surface. Numerous building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and fuel-gas systems must be considered when judging how effectively a deck works with a home.

Part Two will allow the home inspector the opportunity to assess the safety issues of a deck by employing the NADRA Deck Evaluation checklist.

After the program, the home inspector will understand how to analyze the following deck components and issues and more.
  • Stairs
  • Footings and Posts
  • Joists, Joist Connections and Girders
  • Ledger Connections
  • Deck Boards
  • Handrail Assemblies and Guards
  • Recognize proper and improper fasteners
  • Assess hardware and material corrosion
Check back in the coming weeks for registration details.
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NADRA's NJ Chapter is hosting a holiday party and you're invited!
NADRA
Please bring your families and join us with for the annual NADRA NJ Holiday Party. Please RSVP here.
Host: Judy & Bruce Verblaauw
Contact: (201)327-7864
When: Friday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m.
Where: The Verblaauw Home 301 Myrtle Ave Mahwah, NJ 07430

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NADRA's Atlanta Chapter is hosting a HOLIDAY PARTY and you're invited!
NADRA
The Atlanta Chapter of NADRA will be hosting their Annual Holiday Party on Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Rays on The River. Registration is now OPEN. You can purchase your tickets here. Hope to see you there! Thank you, Great Southern for becoming a sponsor!
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LATEST NEWS


NADRA elects Westech National sales manager John F. Burkhart to board of directors
NADRA Blog
Members of the North American Deck and Railing Association unanimously elected John F. Burkhart, National Sales Manager for Westech Building Products, to the NADRA Board of Directors. The election at the recent 2014 NADRA Annual Meeting marked the start of Burkhart’s three-year term. The NADRA board manages the business, property and affairs of the association in support of the NADRA mission to promote and grow the deck and railing industry. Burkhart has over 18 years of fabrication and sales experience in the railing, and deck industry. He’s been with Westech for 14 years. Read more here.
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Deck collapse victim builds housing app to help other students
CBC News
A woman who was injured in the collapse of a deck is turning her experience into a tool for other students. Amanda Lenko's Nova Scotia College of Art and Design class is working on an app that could warn other students about poorly maintained properties.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
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Trex wins Middle East's premier environmental award
Marketwired
When it comes to environmental stewardship, Trex Company leads by example — both at home and abroad. The world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing recently received top honors at the GAIA Awards, the Middle East's premier awards program for sustainable, eco-friendly building products and manufacturers.
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October US construction spending rises 1.1 percent to $971B rate
Associated General Contractors of America via ForConstructionPros
U.S. construction spending increased 1.1 percent in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $971 billion amid growing public-sector demand and continued modest growth in residential construction.
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Softwood lumber prices fall in US
Woodworking Network
Prices for softwood lumber imported to China increased this fall, while they fell in Japan as the housing market weakened. In the U.S., lumber prices were moving downward in the Q3, while still being close to their highest levels in 10 years, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly.
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Surfaces and finishes
Multi-Housing News
As apartment units get smaller, larger doses of creativity are being devoted to amenity areas. Don’t miss an excellent opportunity to stand apart from the competition down the street. Whether your design team goes with wallpaper, an etched glass panel or a luxurious touch of recycled leather, remember that in today’s apartment market, individuality impacts ROI.
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Deceuninck North America to introduce new deck lighting, baluster and curved rail products at JLC LIVE Northwest
PRNewswire
Deceuninck North America, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality systems for windows, doors and outdoor living, will highlight its new deck lighting, baluster and curved rail options for Clubhouse Decking and Railing at JLC LIVE Northwest 2014.
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NEWS YOU CAN USE


Tomorrow's buildings may be built by robots
By Michael J. Berens
Imagine building an entire 30-story hotel from the ground up in just 15 days. Sounds like futuristic pie-in-the-sky? A private Chinese construction company, the Broad Group, did just that in 2012 using robotics to prefabricate entire floors, according to a new report from Robotic Business Review. Other innovative uses of robotics are just around the corner. And the day may not be far off when humans and robots will be working side-by-side at construction sites.
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Homes mix outdoor living with interior luxury
The Australian
Home owners and buyers are increasingly refusing to be boxed in. Agents report strong demand for homes that integrate indoor and outdoor living spaces, particularly from families and entertainers.
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LEADERSHIP


Prospecting isn't an event, it's a campaign
By Marc Wayshak
Bill is responsible for sales at his company and considers himself a tenacious worker. Whenever he discovers a new prospect, he enters him or her into the system. From there, he will attempt to contact that person by phone, through email and even via office visit, if possible. However, after a number of failed attempts, Bill is likely to toss the person into the sea of dead prospects. Does this sound familiar at all to you? Instead of adopting this common haphazard approach to prospecting, it's time to think of every outreach effort as part of a larger campaign to engage prospects.
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11 foolproof ways to grow your small-business Facebook following
Entrepreneur
Your business may have a solid marketing strategy, but are you an effective Facebook marketer? Facebook estimates that it is home to more than 30 million active small-business pages. How will yours get noticed? How do you turn one fan into 1,000?
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6 steps to patient leadership
By Betty Boyd
Leadership is many things to many people, but is patience one of those attributes? How does a leader in an organization show patience to its workforce? When all is said and done, patience will help the organization progress in future endeavors, build better relationships, strive to inspire others and build a better culture for its workforce. Here are six steps toward being a more patient leader.
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10 trends that will impact small businesses in 2015
Miami Herald
With less than a month left in the 2014, it’s time for small business owners to develop a plan to maximize their marketing efforts in the New Year. What will 2015 bring for small business owners?
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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    Admit it: You have no marketing budget (Bloomberg Businessweek)
The anti-Facebook revolution begins (By Emma Fitzpatrick)
Deck safety awareness is not limited to spring and summer months (NADRA)
NARA's Atlanta Chapter is hosting a HOLIDAY PARTY and you're invited! (NADRA)
Free marketing tools for your business (Pulse)

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