NADRA Industry Update
Apr. 11, 2012

Conclusions and Summary Report on an Environmental Life Cycle Assessment of ACQ-Treated Lumber Decking with Comparisons to Wood Plastic Composite Decking
The Treated Wood Council has completed a quantitative evaluation of the environmental impacts associated with the national production, use and disposition of ACQ-treated lumber decking and wood plastic composite decking using life-cycle assessment methodologies and following iSO 14044 standards. The results for treated wood decking are significant:


What does it mean to me to be a technical advisor to NADRA?
It means I am here to help. I am here to share insight into a different industry, the building code industry. The code industry is going through some growing pains. The electric code, energy and green codes, and fire sprinkler mandate, for example, have created some worry amongst professionals. The IRC for residential keeps growing larger, while the IBC for commercial is referring more to other costly standards.More

NADRA Level 1 Master Deck Builder Program now open for registration in PA - Atlanta, GA registration to be open this week! Click here for registration
To register for the first two classes of NADRA's MDB Level 1 Certification in Pennsylvania, click the graphic.

New Jersey deck collapse sends five to hospital, including baby
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NADRA declared May as Deck Safety Month ... and to gear up, NADRA urges decking pros in all segments of the industry to share the consumer checklist and to perform deck evaluations. You are invited to print these forms for distribution: NADRA Deck Evaluation Form and The Consumer Checklist.

EXCLUSIVE: An infant and four other people were taken to hospitals with what appeared to be relatively minor injuries after a second-floor deck collapsed in a quiet Westwood, N.J., neighborhood during an Easter afternoon get together. "It's a good thing there wasn't anyone underneath at the time," said Westwood Police Chief Frank Regino, who rushed to the scene. "It just gave way."More

5 things remarkable bosses never do

As a leader what you don't do can sometimes make as much or even more impact than what you do. Here are five things remarkable bosses never do:

  • Say, "I've been meaning to apologize for a while..."
  • Deliver annual performance reviews.
  • Hold formal meetings to solicit ideas.
  • Create development plans.
  • Call in favors.
  • More

    6 ways to acquire new customers via social media
    We all know social media is an important tool for brand awareness and customer acquisition — but how exactly are you supposed to convert random Twitter and Facebook users into real-life customers? Well, that depends. Different brands have different challenges when it comes to customer acquisition.More