“It was great to see so many industry professionals attending this weeks NADRA deck evaluation certification class at JLC Live in Providence Rhode Island.
Home inspectors, pro deck-builders, engineers and architects, coming together to gain the comprehensive knowledge of proper deck inspection.
With Deck Safety Month® right around the corner in May, we want to congratulate these new members who will be out in the field making a difference in deck safety & our industry.” ~ Michael Beaudry, NADRA Executive VP
About the class: NADRA, working together with ASHI hope to educate, promote, and enhance deck inspections and deck safety through education and improved inspection process. Learn what has changed in deck construction, understand the cause of deck failures, and the implications systems like dry below. After attending the deck session you’ll never look at a deck the same way.
This event is open to all industry professionals including, but not limited to: Inspectors, builders, contractors, remodelers, architects, designers, students, manufacturers, distributors, sales representatives and more.
If you are interested in hosting this class in your town, please contact NADRA today by emailing headquarters at Info@NADRA.org.
The NADRA Deck Evaluation / Inspection Course Includes …
The Existing Structure. The features on the exterior of a house, such as windows, overhead cables, and dryer vents require certain considerations when in proximity to a deck or other walking surface. Numerous building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and fuel-gas systems must be considered when judging how effectively a deck works with a home.
The course is intended to assist the ASHI home inspector & industry professionals the opportunity to assess the deck construction and safety issues. Better understand how to analyze the following deck components and issues and more:
- Footings and Posts
- Joists, Joist Connections, and Girders
- Ledger Connections
- Deck Boards
- Handrail Assemblies and Guards
- Recognize proper and improper fasteners
- Assess hardware and material corrosion
The NADRA Deck Evaluation checklist has been developed specifically for industry professionals as a comprehensive tool to be used to properly assess the safety issues of a deck.
ABOUT JIM MAILEY, INSTRUCTOR:
Jim is the Midwest, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic training specialist for Simpson Strong-Tie.
Jim is considered an expert in safe, outdoor wood deck construction and is an advisor on structural issues for the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA). Joining Simpson Strong-Tie in 1992, Jim has given over 500 workshops and seminars to more than 35,000 design professionals, building officials, home inspectors, builders, contractors and dealers.
He has developed numerous programs designed to educate industry professionals about how to install Simpson Strong-Tie® products as well as how structural products meet various building code requirements and safety standards.
He has been doing education to home inspectors since 1998 and was the 1st person to provide a complete program on what to look for on a deck to home inspectors at InspectionWorld in New Orleans in 2008. Additionally, he was the 1st person to provide deck education to contractors for NADRA.
He has written articles about deck safety for the ASHI Reporter and NAHI Forum home inspector publications and has written for ThisIsCarpentry about deck construction. He has been quoted in numerous contractor magazines and internet articles about deck safety.
In 2018, Jim Mailey was the recipient of the Terry Award in honor of his extraordinary dedication & unwavering commitment to creating and driving deck safety awareness across North America and beyond.
Jim earned a B.A. in Biology from Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania