Deck Inspection Class - Thursday, December 10 - 8am-12:30pm

Deck Inspection Class

Thursday, December 10    8 am - 12:30 pm


As part of our ongoing efforts to enhance deck safety, the Town of Emerald Isle (in conjunction with Carteret County, Simpson Strong-Tie, Cox Industries, and Community Lumber) is hosting a special training class by the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) to educate and to promote deck safety awareness.


This program is targeted at industry professionals, and will include instruction on techniques to properly evaluate decks, stairs and railings using the NADRA Deck Evaluation checklist. 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. After the program the professional will understand how to analyze the following deck components and issues and more:

  •  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
  •  Review of the safety standards of all (decks, stairs, guards) structures.

Industry professionals have already registered for the class, and it is now open to the general public, free of charge, on a first-come, first-served basis.  Space is limited!  To pre-register for the course, please visit: .

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Monday, December 7, 2015 1:10:00 PM