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ICC Building Code Action Committee considers very large proposal
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The ICC Building Code Action Committee is considering a very large proposal for deck construction provisions to be included in the 2015 IRC. Anyone is invited to provide feedback, both opponent and proponent, on the proposal. The committee wishes to work on the document with the industry, prior to the hearings next year. Take a look at this proposal and see if you want these provisions to become code? Read the rest of this article here. Read the proposal here. Send feedback to More details will follow in next week's industry brief.

NADRA announces new president and board of directors
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The North American Decking and Railing Association extends a sincere thank you to Shawn Miller, Classic Designs, Inc., for his leadership role with NADRA as president. Shawn will now serve as the association's immediate past president. NADRA welcomes Bill Ross, Fiberon, as president of the North American Decking and Railing Association. Bill has served on the board for the past two years and will serve as president for a two-year term. Bobby Parks, Peachtree Decks & Porches will serve as NADRA's vice president. "We are excited that Bill will be leading this industry organization for the next two years. His entire career spans all aspects of the decking industry," said Michael Beaudry, executive vice president for NADRA. "Bill will be a strong asset in promoting and advancing the mission of NADRA." Read full press release here.

What to do if your deck was damaged by Hurricane Sandy
By: NADRA Members, Advantage Trim and Lumber    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy. We've already received emails and phone calls from customers regarding what to do with their damaged decks. Our advice is to seek the professional opinion of a licensed inspector or contractor in your area. They will inform you of exactly what repairs needs to be done. Here's a list of licensed and insured builders who are also current members of NADRA. More

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NADRA New Jersey Chapter meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m.
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A note from New Jersey Chapter Secretary Judy Verblaauw: Hi all — I hope this invite finds everyone safe. Most of us are probably without power, but as long as we are all safe, that is what matters! Our next NJ Chapter NADRA meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 13. Trex will be our sponsor for the evening. We still have NADRA decals for sale and plan on having our 50/50 raffle again! We hope everyone will be able to make it and we look forward to seeing you all again! Click here to RSVP.


Cost of lumber expected to rise in the wake of Hurricane Sandy
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VideoBriefIn the wake of Superstorm Sandy, consumers may see a spike in the cost of lumber, at least temporarily. The price of lumber is up as residents in the northeast evaluate the devastation caused by Sandy. According to the Associated Press, lumber marked for a January delivery rose $10 on Wednesday based on expectations that demand will also pick up following the need to rebuild and repair; a process that could take months. More goes mobile
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While there are many Web pages that are useable on a smartphone or tablet computer, not all are specifically designed with a mobile user in mind. You may be able to read text on a page, but some of the images or download functions could be awkwardly placed or you could possibly have trouble finding the links you need. More

Deck builder wins at the national level for 3rd year
The Sparta Independent    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article a Sparta, N.J.-based design and build firm, took first and second place awards competing against top builders from across the U.S. nearly sweeping the wood deck category. The event was the National Deck Competition on Oct. 10, in Baltimore. The competition was one of the highlights of the annual DeckExpo and Remodeling conference. More

Outdoor home upgrades part of US homeowners' 2013 budget
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With an eye still on household budget, a majority of homeowners responding to an online poll say they are ready to release the grip on some of their dollars to re-invest in their homes next year. More

Trex Company launches Trex Select decking and railing
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Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of high-performance wood-alternative decking and railing, is introducing new Trex Select decking and railing system, which brings the superior durability and aesthetics of the Trex brand to a new category of DIY consumers. The high-performance decking and railing features a combination of design flexibility and long-lasting good looks at an affordable price point. More

Stella-Jones to acquire McFarland Cascade for $230 million
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McFarland Cascade Investment Co., a manufacturer of treated wood products, will be absorbed by its competitor Stella-Jones Inc. Stella-Jones will purchase all of McFarland Cascade's stock in a deal valued at $230 million. The transaction is expected to be consummated in November. More

Wood safety post-hurricane tips from Underwriters Lab
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Underwriters Laboratories offers recovery safety tips for wood products during cleanup and repair following Hurricane Sandy. Remove pressed wood furnishings immediately, advises U.L. If damaged by floodwaters, particle-board and MDF cabinetry, countertops and closets must be removed because of the chemicals and bacteria carried in floodwaters. This is the first step, says U.L. More

US wood and competitive decking industry forecasts 2016
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U.S. demand for decking is forecast to rise 2.4 percent per year to 3.3 billion lineal feet in 2016, valued at $5.7 billion. This is a rebound from the declines registered between 2006 and 2011, when housing completions plummeted and residential improvement and repair expenditures contracted from their elevated 2006 base. Through 2016, decking demand will be driven by an expected advance in housing completions and continuing consumer interest in decks as a way to increase outdoor space for leisure activities and family gatherings. More


Political talk heats up the workplace
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If you think the political discussions this election season between presidential challenger Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama took a rancorous turn, wait until you hear some of the conversations around the office water cooler. Two out of five employees have witnessed a workplace political discussion turn into a personal attack, a new survey found. More

7 time-proven ways for dealing with information overload
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A prominent researcher writes, "Information overload is a problem of the times." What's causing that overload? "At present in the world there are about 55,000 scientific journals publishing about 1,200,000 articles a year. Also about 60,000 books and 100,000 other research reports are issued annually. The sheer physical bulk of scientific and technical publications appearing in the United States has doubled approximately every 20 years since 1800." More

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PowerPoint: Why less is more
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Ever since the desktop publishing revolution in the 1990s, when ordinary folks could create newsletters, brochures, flyers and other documents easily and cheaply on a PC, there's been a school of thought that more is better. More fonts, more graphics, more text. Nowhere is that trend more apparent — and more misguided — than in PowerPoint presentations. More

Good leaders know how to shut up
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Samuel Bacharach writes: I admit it. I'm a talker. I go into a room, and I have a need to fill up the silence — sometimes with chatter, sometimes with questions, and sometimes with an intense monologue. For whatever reason — cultural or otherwise — silence makes me a bit uncomfortable. To me, silence implies that nothing is happening. Leadership implies action, movement, and discussion. Leadership, for many, does not imply silence. More


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Important dates to remember
  • Nov. 13 — NJ Chapter Meeting at 6 p.m. at the Chimney Rock Inn in Bound Brook
  • Dec. 12 — NADRA Atlanta Chapter Year End Event held at Maggiano's and sponsored by Wolmanized Wood — More details to be announced
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