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Thank you to all of our Deck Competition participants!
All entries have been received, and judging is in progess. Stay tuned for the opening of NADRA's People's Choice Award Contest! Public voting opening soon!
Register now for Dinner — seats limited
NADRA's Main Event/Awards Dinner will take place on Thursday, Oct. 23rd at 6:30 p.m. at the National Aquarium in Baltimore.
Event highlights include:
To register you and your guests, please click here. Wondering who else is attending? Check out the guest list here.
- Cocktails, Appetizers
- National Deck & Industry Awards - New Categories to include Price Points, Peoples Choice & New Vendor Categories!
- Raffles, 50/50, Door Prizes
- After Party
* Each NADRA member will be able to purchase a total of (4) tickets at the discounted NADRA Member price. Each guest thereafter will be calculated at the non-member price.
NADRA Education at DeckExpo
Register now to attend NADRA classes being held at the show. Click here to view all (9) segments being offered.
Wednesday, October 22nd:
8:00am – 12:00pm - Ledgers & Lateral Loads
Author: Glenn Mathewson: This course discusses the basics of structural design criteria for decks, such as loading, design methods and lumber properties, providing the foundational knowledge necessary for comprehension of the remainder of the course and the content in the Structural Design II course. The course continues with an in-depth review of ledger attachments, including how to handle various exterior cladding, flashing methods, and structural considerations. Lateral load resistance is also dissected in detail to provide a better understanding of what is required and how to provide it ... read more here
8:00am – 10:00am - Porch Building Basics 101
Author: Bobby Parks: This course provides an introduction into porch building. It includes numerous basic, but key methods for designing and building open air and screened porch additions. Attendees will be introduced to designing for functional size and stability, as well as a few code considerations and architectural details ... read more here
NADRA's 10th Anniversary Golf Tournament
To kick off NADRA's 10th Anniversary Celebration at the DeckExpo in Baltimore this year, you're invited to join us at Mountain Branch Golf Course for a FUN FILLED afternoon on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 - $150 / NADRA Member Price - $200 / Non-Member Price
Sign up now to be sure to secure a spot. Sponsorships available. Click here to learn more and to register or sponsor for our Golf Tournament.
- Transportation from NADRA's Hotel Headquarters (Days Inn), Round of Golf, Cart, Lunch, Beverages, Dinner
- Chance to win $25K for hole-in-one - Thank you, SCREW PRODUCTS!
- Chance to win at 3 closest to the pin, 2 longest drives and one hole in one.
Thank you to our sponsors
Main Event Sponsors:
- Wolmanized Outdoor Wood
- Screw Products, Inc.
- Fortress Railing Products
- Compton Sales
- Southeastern Underdeck Systems
- Feeney, Inc.
- Universal Forest Products / Deckorators
- Railing Dynamics, Inc.
- International Bancard
- Williams Architectural Products
- Deck Store of SC
It's not too late to become a main event sponsor: Click here to become a sponsor.
- Fortress Railing Products
- Screw Products, Inc.
- Shore Thing eMarketing Corp.
- Wolmanized Outdoor Wood
- Trex Co.,Inc.
- The Wolf Organization
- Green Bay Decking, LLC
Don't forget! Register for free Exhibit Hall Access at DeckExpo/JLC LIVE
Heading to the show in Baltimore? Use promo code "NADRA" for free exhibit hall entrance! See you at the show! Register here.
NADRA Atlanta Chapter Meeting: Oct. 28
Please join us at the IVY for the fun activities planned for the night. We are so appreciative that Universal Forest Products is the evening sponsor, and look forward to learning about Deckoraters. Please remember to bring a friend and lets have some fun! Hope to see you there! You can check out more details and register right here online: Click here.
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US demand for decking materials expected to reach 3.5B lineal feet in 2018
Demand in the United States for decking is forecast to rise 2.4 percent per year through 2018 to 3.5 billion lineal feet, valued at $6.5 billion, according to The Freedonia Group.
Decking demand was lackluster during the period of 2008-2013 period, after the housing slowdown led to a big drop in new deck installation. At the same time, a less favorable lending environment caused homeowners to put off or cancel deck renovation projects.
What makes lien waivers unfair?
By Scott Wolfe
A few years ago, a Texas contractor got a $20 million judgment against a property owner who was withholding payment. Shortly thereafter, an appeals court unpinned the judgment and awarded $10 million to the property owner for reimbursed attorney fees. What happened? The contractor in this story, Zachry Construction, got burned by a lien waiver. They signed a waiver of their lien rights in exchange for a payment, and that waiver included a release of any and all claims — including the $20 million claim for work subject to a change order dispute.
The outhouse — and other rooms — get a 21st century makeover
Americans are discovering — or rediscovering — the allure of outdoor living, according to a 2014 survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Whether the instinct stems from a primordial desire to reconnect with the natural world or to disconnect from in-house clutter and chaos, people who can afford it are transporting traditional indoor areas — kitchens, dining rooms, bedrooms, entertainment centers — outside.
Additions that make the yard a winter hangout, too
The Associated Press via Poughkeepsie Journal
As fun as summer at the lake is, Sue Vanderwiel and family also make the most of their Apple River, Illinois, vacation home in the winter. That's when "it is much quieter, and we can just hang out, play games and chill, literally and figuratively."
4 communication trends your business needs to know and use
By Emma Fitzpatrick
From Google Glass to virtual reality headsets, the way we communicate as a society is ever-evolving. But never before have the changes been so drastic or rapid. As communication habits change, businesses need to follow suit in order to stay current and continually resonate with customers. Plus, being at the forefront of these trends allows you to better attract young, new consumers to your business. Read on to learn the top four ways communication is changing — and how your business can use these progressions to modernize the way you do business.
4 great ways to rethink mobile marketing for small business
Business 2 Community
In the battle for brand supremacy, awareness is crucial. It is because of this that so many big businesses take great pains to make sure their branding is present everywhere their consumers might be. Head to the supermarket, the bus stop, the big game, the local pub or the television and you’re bound to see names like Coca Cola and McDonald’s throughout.
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