VisionScape Launches the Latest 3D Software

VisionScape Launches the Latest 3D Deck & Outdoor Living Design Software + check out the EXCLUSIVE OFFER for NADRA Members!

 

 

VisionScape has launched it’s latest version of 3D Deck & Outdoor Living Design Software with amazing new 3D Deck Design features and decking materials from the industries best manufacturers.

What’s New:
  • Improved Graphics & Realism
  • Enhanced 3D Deck Design Tools
  • Inlay Tools
  • Deck Lighting
  • 64bit Architecture
  • Bill of Materials
  • Precision Drawing Tools
  • And More
To commemorate this latest release, VisionScape is offering exclusive saving for NADRA members. Take a Free 30 day test drive of VisionScape’s Professional Premium Software. Click HERE to learn more.

Deck designs – Adding Flair to a Square Deck.

January 19th, 2014
Guest Post from NADRA members, AtumnWood Construction.
Well it is Mid-January 2014 and we have had a hard winter here in Michigan so far ! But the deck building season is quickly approaching.  We are going to look back at some of the deck designs we did in 2013. Starting with adding flair to a square deck.  Hopefully we can inspire you on your new outdoor living projects for 2014 !
A basic square deck design has many benefits:

1)  Cost / Waste: These two go hand and hand with decking lengths at 12′, 16′ & 20′ … Railings at 6′ and 8′ lengths… Framing lengths from 8′ – 20′  Designing around these sizes will have many benefits !

2)  Space: Obviously a square deck design is going to give you the most space.

3) Footings/framing: Ease of construction labor time/cost is a big benefit.

 How to spice up a simple square deck design.
Octagon Bay
Here is a deck and patio project in Clarkston, MI.
The layout of the house kind of dictated a simple square deck design. What we did to the design to add a little flair was to add a corner bay which creates a octagon effect.
Another nice feature about this deck design is the way the stairs wrap around the deck which keeps them out of site and away from the main outdoor space.
The layout of the house kind of dictated a simple square deck design. What we did to the design to add a little flair was to add a corner bay which creates a octagon effect.
Another nice feature about this deck design is the way the stairs wrap around the deck which keeps them out of site and away from the main outdoor space.
Read the full blog post HERE

NADRA Events Happening at DeckExpo

DeckExpo is just days away! Here is an easy-to-follow guide to all things NADRA happening during our time in Chicago.

If you want to make a difference while getting the most of your NADRA membership, GET INVOLVED! If you are interested in the work the Association is doing in the areas of growth, code and education, GET INVOLVED!  Please take a look and register/RSVP for the meetings below.

See you soon!

Sincerely, Your Home Team at NADRA Headquarters

  • Oct. 15 — 7:30 a.m.: Structural Design II — A Trip Down the Load Path /NADRA Master Deck Professional Codes and Standards / Register HERE
  • Oct. 16 — 7:30 a.m.: NonStructural Provisions/NADRA Master Deck Professional Codes and Standards / Register HERE
  • Oct. 17 — 8 a.m.: Outdoor Living Design and Sales/NADRA Master Deck Professional Codes and Standards / Register HERE
  • Wednesday, October 16th, 2013: 6:00pm NADRA Main Event at Howl at The Moon, 2013 National Deck Competition Winners Announced!  /Registration details can be found HERE
  • Thursday, October 17th, 2013: 11:00am NADRA Code Meeting, Glenn Mathewson – Code Summary of 2015 IRC Code Hearings/Location: NADRA Office, Room E256 /  Register via Facebook HERE
  • Thursday, October 17th, 2013: 12:30pm NADRA Education Committee Meeting / Location: NADRA Office, Room E256 / Register via Facebook HERE
  • Thursday, October 17th, 2013: 1:30pm NADRA Code Committee Meeting / Location: NADRA Office, Room E256 / Register via Facebook HERE
  • Thursday, October 17th, 2013: 2:30pm NADRA Membership / Growth Committee Meeting / Location: NADRA Office, Room E256 / Register via Facebook HERE
  • Thursday, October 17th, 2013: 5:00pm NADRA Annual Meeting / Location: NADRA Office, Room E256 / Register via Facebook HERE
  • Friday, October 18th, 2013: 10:00am NADRA / VisionScape, John Porco – Design and Sales Program Overview / Register via Facebook HERE
  • Friday, October 18th, 2013: 11:30am NADRA / Milford Enterprise, Jeff Atkins- Dealer Merchandising in the buildings and materials industry program / Register via Facebook HERE

 

NADRA and VisionScape: Outdoor Living in 3D

March 6, 2013

CONTACT:   Michael Beaudry, North American Deck & Railing Association (NADRA)

(215) 679 – 4884

John Porco, Founder & CEO, VisionScape Interactive, LLC.

RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The North American Deck & Railing Association (NADRA) and VisionScape Interactive, LLC. Partner to Bring the Outdoor Living Community Together Through 3D Visualization

 

QUAKERTOWN, PA—The North American Deck & Railing Association (NADRA) has partnered with VisionScape Interactive, LLC. to support and grow the outdoor living industry. Through this ongoing relationship, NADRA and VisionScape strive to unify the outdoor living community by providing NADRA’s professional, dealer, retailer and manufacturer members highly effective 3D design, presentation, sales and marketing tools.

 

The heart of this growing partnership lies in VisionScape’s 3D design and visualization software, Virtual Property Architect™, which allows for the creation of lifelike 3D designs and detailed 2D plans that can be saved as interactive, online sales presentations for the consumer.

 

“When a consumer can experience exactly how a finished project will look and feel right in their own backyard, and in advance of construction, we see more frequent and larger sales”, observes VisionScape Founder and CEO John Porco. “We have partnered with NADRA to equip the industry with the tools it needs to provide consumers this experience and increase the number of outdoor living projects completed each year.”

 

VisionScape 3D designs are created from an ever-expanding 3D catalogue of actual products and brands from throughout the industry. Easy-to-use smart tools allow software users to create true-to-life designs with just a few clicks and no previous experience required. The designs can be shared online with vivid screenshots, walkthrough videos, images and the 2D plan to create an immersive customer experience.

 

“The exciting products and technologies available today in decking, railing, fencing, landscaping, patio pavers, pool and spa as well as landscape lighting, now have the ability to come alive with a simple point and click,” explains NADRA Executive Vice President Michael Beaudry. “This partnership not only enables our members to provide a superior customer experience, it also unifies each segment of the outdoor living industry.”

 

“NADRA is extremely excited about the partnership with VisionScape”, says Bill Ross, NADRA President “VisionScape is a robust, best-in-class software, with a super quick learning curve, that allows builders to visualize the entire backyard environment for the consumer so that the builder’s creative vision can be seen in its fullness. Participating NADRA members can expect a differentiating competitive advantage, realize a significant increase in sales closing rates and gain access to new streams of revenue.”

 

As part of this relationship, NADRA will utilize VisionScape’s technology to support the industry with the tools to succeed including, but not limited to, a 3D design gallery to be presented on NADRA.org, exclusive VisionScape webinars and training for NADRA contractors and dealers as well as exclusive manufacturer programs. Additional information about these tools and offerings will be announced throughout the spring 2013 season.

 

“ We encourage you to join the excitement as we bring the outdoor living industry segments together within a community environment for everyone,” says Beaudry.

Manufacturers, click video below:

To learn more about the Manufacturer program

Please email NADRA@VisionScape.com

All Industry Professionals, click video below:

 To learn more about the VisionScape program please click HERE

ABOUT NADRA

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.

 

ABOUT VISIONSCAPE

VisionScape is the first 3D landscape and outdoor living marketplace crafted to bring all participants of the planning, design and build process together, including consumers, professionals, manufacturers and retailers. VisionScape is a single resource for any landscape and outdoor living project.

 

The cornerstone of VisionScape’s evolving platform is its groundbreaking 3D design technology, which enables the complete visualization of a landscape and outdoor living project with record-breaking speed and ease.

###