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March 23, 2015. What’s happening @AIBD_National?



Building Design + Building Science Conference begins Wednesday.

  • Date: March 25-27
  • Location: Skyline College, San Bruno, CA

The AIBD California Society and Skyline College brings to you a dynamic and comprehensive conference for both Designers and Builders. Who else should attend? Building Designers, Architects, Engineers, Building Contractors, Subcontractors, Energy Consultants and Students.  All are welcome. 

Keynote speaker Matt Christie, Senior Project Manager with TRC Energy Services.

This year’s keynote speaker is Matt Christie. Matt is a Senior Project Manager with TRC Energy Services and has a depth of experience designing and managing utility incentive programs across the residential market sector, including design of the California Advanced Homes Program (CAHP). He also supports the development of California’s Title 24 energy code. Matt holds a Master’s of Science in engineering from Dartmouth College with a focus on energy efficiency, building science, and energy modeling. His program design approach focuses on whole-building energy use and Zero Net Energy initiatives.

CLICK HERE for the full schedule, more information and the registration forms, just in case there is still room for you to attend.

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Save some green with Lenovo. 

AIBD Members get INSTANT SAVINGS through the end of March on Lenovo’s legendary PCs. Hit the JACKPOT with incredible offer on laptops, desktops, tablets, workstations or servers! Plus get FREE shipping on all web orders. Lenovo laptops provide you with flexibility and performance to conduct your day to day or business activities anywhere. Enjoy the mobile freedom to work or play with a Lenovo tablet, or enjoy rock solid reliability and performance with a desktop.

Take advantage of great pricing on a wide range of PCs until March 31, 2014:

  • Up to 23% off select desktops
  • Up to 25% off select Lenovo laptops
  • Up to 20% off select Lenovo tablets
  • Up to 12% off select ThinkPad laptops

Don’t forget every PC needs accessories and service…UPGRADE NOW! For more information and easy ordering, visit www.lenovo.com/lsp or call 1.800.426.7235, ext. 3569 (M-F: 9am-9pm EST, Sat: 9am-5:30pm EST). Think Lucky. Think Savings. Think Lenovo.

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AIBD luncheon in Minneapolis this Wednesday.

Thanks to Corporate member Green Home InstituteAIBD has been given the opportunity to sponsor a Minneapolis, MN, chapter luncheon during their GreenStar certification training on Wednesday, March 25th. Lunch is $15 and you don’t have to be registered for the full day of training to attend. To RSVP, contact Brett Little by emailing brett.little@greenhomeinstitute.org or by calling 888-LEED-APH, ext 1.

CLICK HERE directions and for more information about the full day agenda. Use the following discount codes to receive up to 50% – DISCOUNTS END TODAY!.

  • MondayMINUTE subscribers use discount code: aibdgreenstar
  • AIBD members use discount code: aibdmembergs

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A BIM-R(esidential) presentation at ADDA conference, Thursday.

Professional member Joseph Sirilla will discuss how Building Information Modeling helps quickly and vividly communicate designs to clients in both 2D and 3D. At their annual conference in Kansas City, Missouri, Joe will teach ADDA members how BIM helps streamline construction documentation as he explains the overall benefits of of using BIM when designing residential buildings.

Joseph Sirilla is the stout industry presence representing the AIBD in its BIM-R vision as the Institute’s liaison with NIBS and Building Smart Alliance with a focus on the need to modernize the industry. Joe also currently is VPD/IPD specialist at Monta Consulting & Design of WMR & Associates, Inc. in Altamonte Springs, Florida.

In addition to Joe’s presentation, AIBD Executive Director Steve Mickley will be presenting an update on AIBD’s efforts to update the Residential Construction Drawing Standards booklet originally published in 1974.

The American Design Drafting Association an international non-profit, professional membership and educational organization conceived in 1948 by a dedicated and enthusiastic group of oil and gas piping drafters who were involved in various phases of design drafting. Today, the group consisted of highly specialized industry drafters, educational instructors, piping designers, and engineering personnel.

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Save the date – Ludowici presentation, tour and lunch, April 9th.

Ludowici Roof Tiles’ Factory of Ideas in New Lexington, OH.

Brian Martucci, Midwest Regional Manager at Ludowici Roof Tile, Inc., invites AIBD and its regional contacts to the Ludowici headquarters in New Lexington, Ohio, for a morning of educational presentations and a plant tour. After enjoying a danish and coffee, learn the fundamentals of clay roof tile in the Ludowici Roof Tile Factory of Ideas, the world’s first hands-on facility for accurately visualizing and designing terra cotta roofs.

Also on hand will be AIBD Executive Director Steve Mickley who will be there to meet with Ludowici executives to discuss national participation as an AIBD Corporate member.

The Factory of Ideas is located at 4757 Tile Plant Rd, New Lexington, Ohio 43764. To call Ludowici, dial 740.342.1995.

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More events ahead.

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Member renewal