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PWT Partners with NADRA and Offers New AIA Course

PWT Partners with NADRA and offers a new AIA accredited course through Hanley Wood University to help deck builders grow their businesses.

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PWT, creator of manufacturer-treated laminated veneer lumber (LVL), announced two exciting new initiatives to empower decking professionals: its membership to the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA), and a new American Institute of Architects (AIA) accredited course through Hanley Wood University. 

PWT has joined forces with NADRA. This partnership highlights both entities’ shared alignment for helping deck builders set their work apart and grow their businesses by providing unparalleled resources in the community.

Duane Smith, PWT’s VP of marketing and business development, said, “This partnership is an important part of our dedication to leading the industry with a growth mindset. Joining NADRA allows us to further support deck builders by connecting them with a like-minded community and providing them with the tools they need to excel.”

PWT has also made available the AIA-accredited module, “A Brief History of Deck Substructure Materials and the Potential of Treated LVL,” which describes the ways homes and decks are impacted by outdoor elements and the advancement of substructure material, including PWT Treated LVL. This premium option offers the best of both worlds: the ease of working with wood and the strengths one would expect when working with steel or aluminum. Thanks to its treatment with the proprietary TRU-CORE technology, PWT Treated LVL also has an industry-leading 25-year limited warranty. The program can be accessed via the PWT website and at Hanley Wood University. Participants will earn one learning unit credit upon completion.

Smith commented, “As an industry leader, PWT recognizes the importance of providing architects, designers, engineers, and builders with access to high-quality educational tools that enhance their skills and practice. This will be an invaluable resource for professionals looking to accomplish elevated design and performance goals in future projects using the best products available.”

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