Monthly Archives: April 2012

April 30, 2012. What’s happening @AIBD_national?

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…Dates to remember.

Two NCBDC exams are scheduled for June…deadlines to apply are in May. Check out the schedule at

Registrations for the American Residential Design Awards are due by the end of May. Receive more information and download a registration form at

The AIBD College of Fellows are accepting applications for two $1000 scholarships. The applications for the College scholarship and the Annette Farmer scholarship are at

The AIBD National Convention is August 5-8, 2012 in Wilmington, NC. Info:


…National Green Building Conference.

Steve Mickley, AIBD Executive Director, is attending the NAHB’s National Green Building Conference in Nashville, TN, today. The conference & expo provides exceptional building science and technology knowledge on the principles and trends of green building.

While in town, Steve has arranged to meet with a few local designers, AIBD members and SoftPlan executives.


…First Tuesday @ 2:00 (pm ET)

How do you deal with clients who want to “take drawings home” to review during the preliminary design phases? How do you allow clients access to physical drawings during the design phase without them ultimately shopping them around to other designer/builders behind your back? Has anyone dealt with this and how do you approach it?

Join us for the First Tuesday @ 2:00 (p.m. ET) and continue this discussion that was started on the AIBD LinkedIn group one month ago.

Register FREE:


…AIBD quarterly board meeting.

Dan Sater, AIBD national President, will be hosting the spring AIBD Board teleconference from his office in Bonita Springs, FL, on Thursday. On the agenda – a report from staff on the transition to the Institute’s new management company, a report on the 2012 membership renewals, and discussions on how to meet the year’s objectives established at the Midyear Meeting in February: 

1.      Governance, Operations and Structure:

Ensure that AIBD governance and operating structures achieve Board effectiveness, Board transparency and member involvement.

2.      Member Value:

Develop and implement a member retention and recruitment plan, focused on adding tangible value to the members that will result in 50 new members and 90% retention rate for 2012-2013.

3.      Communications:

Develop and implement a structured communications program that regularly informs members and stakeholders about AIBD initiatives, events, positions, issues and accomplishments; and that guides public relations programs on behalf of AIBD.

4.      Education and Certification:

Develop and implement a plan to create awareness for AIBD’s education offerings and to promote the value of NCBDC certification.

Download the entire Strategic Development Plan: