Deck & Rail Institute

We Position You For Success

The Deck & Rail Institute (DRI) advances individual careers and universal industry interests by enabling members to better meet consumer demands for professionalism, quality and safety.

We support this effort with strong advocacy, trustworthy training and safety standards matched to the unique needs of the deck and rail industry. Our goal is for the DRI to be a powerful, valuable resource for the deck and railing industry.

How DRI Meets Your Needs


  • Representation in building code development
  • Access to specialized training and professional certifications
  • Resources and industry research that benefit your business 


  • Valuable tool for lead generation and sales
  • Reliable source for industry knowledge and insights
  • Connection to a nationwide network of contractors 


  • Involvement in affecting code enforcement 
  • Opportunity to build business at a well-attended tradeshow 
  • A platform for industry-wide training and communications

 Code Officials & Inspectors

  • Enhanced industry knowledge and awareness 
  • Connections to a variety of roles within the industry

DRI Membership Benefits

Call 800-822-4342 to become a member and activate your benefits.

Join DRI today and become an exclusive Charter Member. This is a limited-time opportunity.

Current AFA Members  New DRI Members

Our Vision for DRI

DECKTECH is Back in 2019

March 15-16, 2019  • Indianapolis, IN

You’re invited to the largest event in your industry’s history. Deck and Rail Institute’s DECKTECH, AFA’s FENCETECH, and NOMMA’s METALfab will take over Indianapolis in 2019. It’ll bring more networking, education and exhibits to a single location than ever before.

DECKTECH Exhibitor Contract

FENCETECH Exhibitor Floor Plan