NADRA Announces Upcoming DeckExpo Events

nadra logoAs the annual Remodeling Show and Deck Expo approaches, the North American Deck and Railing Association has unveiled its schedule of events around the expo.

What: As the first day of the show (Thurs, Oct 6th) comes to a close, we invite you to join NADRA, your fellow members and show attendees for some fun and relaxation at the RIDIJ welcome party at 5 p.m. Eat, drink and mingle with other business colleagues from around the globe. Complimentary beer, wine, and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served.  The Welcome Party is free for all event attendees but pre-registration is requested.

Where: Baltimore Convention Center
When: Thursday, Oct, 6 5:00pm

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NADRA’s Main Event:
What: Awards Ceremony, Dinner, Open Bar, FUN!
Where: The Hard Rock Cafe
When: Thursday, Oct. 6, 7:00 p.m

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NADRA Annual Meeting (TBA)

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NADRA Education: 
What: ND01 – Deck Evaluation/ Inspection Certification Class for Home Inspectors
When: Wednesday, October 5th from 8am – 12pm. Presenter: Jim Mailey.

This four-hour session will teach the home inspector how to safely inspect a deck using the NADRA Deck Evaluation checklist. This checklist has been developed specifically for home inspectors as a comprehensive tool to be used to properly assess the safety of a deck. At the conclusion of this session, the home inspector will understand how to analyze the following deck components and issues: stairs, footings and posts, joists, joist connections, girders, ledger connections, deck boards, handrail assemblies and guards, recognize proper and improper fasteners, assess hardware or material corrosion, and review the safety standards of all (decks, stairs, guards) structures.

What: ND02 – A Trip Down the Load Path: Updated to 2015 IRC Provisions

When: Wednesday, October 5th from 1pm – 5pm. Presenter: Glenn Mathewson.

Now updated with all the new 2015 IRC provisions, this course completes the load path started in course 2, Ledgers and Lateral Loads. Decking, joists, beams, posts, foundations and even properties of the earth are covered, so that the entire structural system and related codes can be understood. This course also covers the topics in the NADRA Master Deck Professional-Codes 2015 certification renewal! Upon completion of this course, attendees will…

Understand the basics of proper deck foundation design and construction.
Comprehend the concept of a load path and how forces are transferred through a structure.
Learn of various standards and sources for validating a deck’s structural system, but without an engineer.

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NADRA Annual Golf Tournament

What: NADRA’s Annual Golf Tournament
Where: Mountain Branch Golf Club, 1827 Mountain Road, Joppa, MD 21085
When: Tuesday, October 4th, 2016, 11am shotgun start
  • Single Player: $150
  • Foursome: $500
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Source: NADRA