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.

DECKTECH is Back in 2020

Event Date: March 3-6 | Exhibit Dates: March 4-6, 2020
Salt Lake City, UT

This year’s FENCETECH/DECKTECH will be at the Salt Palace Convention Center, nestled in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City. When you come to the Salt Palace for the conference, you’ll be within walking distance to dozens of eclectic restaurants and bars, award-winning hotels, world-class shopping and premium entertainment venues. 


NEW this year, we’ve reserved an area near the food court designated as the DECKTECH pavilion. Reserve your space today!

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Exhibitor Contract

Elevate Your Exposure at FENCETECH/DECKTECH as a Sponsor 

Are you looking to stand out at FENCETECH/DECKTECH 2020? There is a variety of sponsorship opportunities available to fit your unique marketing needs. Contact Stephen Dennis at 314-561-6641 or for more information.

Sponsorship Opps

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