FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Michael Beaudry, NADRA Executive VP
The North American Deck and Railing Association Launches 2-Day Educational Event in Lawrenceville, GA February 26th & 27th – Training Opportunities for Outdoor Living Professionals!
Quakertown, PA –The North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) will host key educational event highlighting core building code courses giving industry professionals the opportunity to earn their Master Deck Professional Certification (MDP). The 2-day event is taking place on February 26th & 27th in Lawrenceville, GA.
In addition to offering classes 2 & 3 of the MDP Series, NADRA will host a series of presentations & installation training by leaders in the outdoor living industry. NADRA will also be offering their Outdoor Living, Design Sales class at no charge to all attendees. This is an overview class focused on designing & selling decks, and is part of NADRA’s Education program.
Additional presentations will take place throughout the 2-day event. 9 Training slots are available for industry vendors & benefit providers to participate in the event & are encouraged to attend.
What: 2014 NADRA educational event with vendor training, beer garden, networking & social events
Who can take the classes: Outdoor living professionals to include: business owners, contractors & their crew, inspectors, industry reps, remodelers & more
How to register to take a class? Online registration will be available at www.NADRA.org
Who teaches the classes: NADRA educators & NADRA vendor members
How to participate as a vendor? Click HERE to download the form
Where: The Busbee Center, Gwinnett College – Lawrenceville, GA
When: Wednesday, February 26th & Thursday, February 27th, 2014
Contact: NADRA Headquarters – Direct: 215.679.4884 or Email: Info@NADRA.org
Class 2 and 3 of the 4-part Master Deck Professional Certification Series will be held during the 2-day event. Classes 2 & 3 are $99.00/each for NADRA and ASHI members. Non-members, $149 per class. The certification test will be offered to member-attendees on-site at no charge.
Class 2, Structural Design I, Ledgers & Lateral Loads will 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.
Class 3, Structural Design II – A Trip Down the Load Path compliments the Structural Design I class by completing the discussion of designing a deck structure. Class 3 will take place on Thursday, February 27th. It provides code requirements and guidance for designing the load path, from the decking where we stand to the earth below that supports it all. Decking, joists, beams, posts, foundations and even properties of the earth will be discussed so that a complete understanding of the entire structural system can be achieved.
NADRA is made up of deck builders, manufacturers, dealers/distributors, wholesalers, retailers, lumberyards and service providers to the deck and railing industry. By working together, we can be one voice for the industry and deliver a clear message to the consumer and the code development bodies. NADRA serves as a trade association with emphasis on safe building practices, and deck safety.
The mission of the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) is to provide a unified source for the professional development, promotion, growth, and sustenance of the Deck and Railing building industry in North America so that members can exceed the expectations of their consumer.