Andy Engel is an editor at Fine Homebuilding magazine and a former editor of Professional Deck Builder. He was a deck builder back in the day when pressure treated decking and railing was the norm.
The American Ladder Institute offers free online ladder safety training.
There is a proposal in front of the ICC Code Committee to incorporate a great deal of deck-specific detailing in the 2015 IRC.
Deck collapse in Blacksburg, VA, home of VA Tech
Five-year PDB editor Andy Engel says goodbye
Editor writes about the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
Editor relates his talk from the Principia Decking and Railing Conference wherein he described common poor deck-building practices of the...
Editor questions whether tighter codes will have an effect on the number of deck collapses
Editor Andy Engel reflects on visits to his hometown in New Jersey
A gruesome litany serves as a reminder to stay on guard when using power tools and heavy equipment
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