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July 10, 2017. What’s happening @AIBD_National?


Announcements


Vote on this year’s American Residential Design Awards Global Choice award!

It’s that time of year where we prepare for the AIBD Summer Conference (more on that below), which means we’re also preparing for the American Residential Design Awards (ARDA).

Last week we opened up voting for the Global Choice award.

The best part about the Global Choice award is that anyone can vote from anywhere in the world! You don’t have to know anything about design, you don’t have to sign up for an account anywhere, and of course it costs absolutely nothing. There’s no reason not to head over there right now and vote for your favorite!

Click here to view this year’s Global Choice entries.

Voting ends on July 24th and the winners will be announced at the AIBD Awards Gala on August 11th at the Academy of Medicine at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA.

The American Residential Design Awards is sponsored by Portfolio Home Plans, an online home plan resource developed for builders by designers. They offer thousands of high-quality home plans in an easy-to-use web portal that gives you and your customers access to conceptual plans, home plans with full construction documents all without leaving your website.

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AIBD’s 2017 Annual Meeting of the Members.

There will be a meeting of the Members of the American Institute of Building Design on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (EDT) at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center800 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30308.

A group rate has been arranged with the hotel. The group rate will end on July 18, 2017 or when the room block fills up, whichever comes first. Visit the www.AIBD.org/summer-conference page to reserve your room.

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Win a brand new Whirlpool kitchen suite of appliances!

The Whirlpool Inside Pass Team is bringing AIBD members the biggest opportunity yet.

Along with the great discounts that July will bring, AIBD members will have an opportunity to win a brand new Whirlpool kitchen suite of appliances.

This is their biggest giveaway so far this year.

This offer is valid from July 10 – July 21.

How to register for this opportunity:

  1. Visit whirlpoolinsidepass.com between July 10 – 21
  2. Log in or create an account using the AIBD member group code
  3. Click the Upgrade Your Kitchen banner on the homepage
  4. Complete the form and that’s it! You are in!

Make sure you check out the website for additional promotions and discounts.

For new members, you’ll need to use the AIBD Group Code. Go to whirlpoolinsidepass.com and scroll down to the Sign up form. Fill it out, and don’t forget the Group Code, for AIBD members only. Call us 1 800 366 2423 or email us info@aibd.org to get the code. Check the box next to “I agree to terms & conditions,” and then click on the “Sign Me Up” button.

The Whirlpool Inside Pass program gives you access to membership benefits, the latest innovations from Whirlpool and other brands (such as KitchenAid, Maytag, and others), and exclusive pricing and promotions that provide a discount you won’t find in stores.

The sooner you sign up, the sooner you’ll have access to this sweepstakes, other sweepstakes, and all of the discounts. Get started at WhirlpoolInsidePass.com.

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Events


The AIBD Down East Chapter Meeting on Tuesday, July 11th, 2017.

Please join us for dinner and a presentation/demonstration by Jay Johnson on Weyerhaeuser’s Forte Software.

Forte is their single member sizing software that sizes joists, beams, posts, columns, hip and valleys, rafters, etc. The designer can size the member for a specific spacing, depth, best economical solution and provide multiple solutions using Trus Joist Engineered Wood Products, commodity lumber or Glulams. The software is user friendly and Weyerhaeuser provides many options for on-line training and technical support.

Jay will also provide information on the Trus Joist product line and the solutions their products offer.

Please RSVP. Click here for more information on this event.

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AIBD Charlotte Metro Chapter “Lunch & Learn” Meeting on July 12, 2017.

Please join us for lunch and a presentation by Kauffman & Co., crafters of fine furniture.

Please RSVP. Click here for more information on this event.

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“Thursday Luncheon” by the AIBD, Cape Fear Chapter Meeting on Thursday, July 13th, 2017.

You are invited to the July 13th “Thursday Luncheon” by the AIBD, Cape Fear Chapter.

The presenter will be John Cook of The Tapco Group. Please attend for an informative and productive meeting. Lunch sponsored by The Tapco Group.

Take advantage of this opportunity to join this presentation. All Members and Non-members are invited to participate.

Please RSVP. Click here for more information on this event.

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The AIBD Suncoast Chapter Monthly Meeting on Thursday, July 13th, 2017.

Please join us for our monthly meeting and a presentation by Joe Mareci from Phantom Screens.

Please RSVP to Kristen by – 5 PM on June 11th, 2017.

Please RSVP. Click here for more information on this event.

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AIBD Tampa Bay Chapter meeting & CEU class on Saturday, July 15th, 2017.

Mandatory Residential Air Infiltration – (Blower Door) Testing
Effective July 1, 2017 – New construction on residential buildings or dwellings.

Presented by Mr. Arthur Annas, Air Enalasys, Certified RESNET HERS Raters, http://airenalasys.com

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding the requirement of the State Florida Energy Conservation Code residential air leakage testing, per Section R402.4.1.2 of the Florida Building code
  • Blower door test measures the airtightness of a building by changing the building’s static pressure Replacement Cost Depreciation and Market Value
  • Who can perform these tests?
  • Understanding the test procedure
  • Air conditioning ductwork testing

Bring someone interested in this topic, AIBD, Builder, Building Official, Plan Reviewers, Building Inspector, Student, etc.

Please RSVP by July 7th, 2017 to reserve your spot.

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AIBD – Tri-State Oki Chapter golf and chapter meeting Friday-Saturday, July 14th-15th, 2017.

Join the AIBD – Tri-State Oki Chapter on July 14 & 15, 2017.

Friday

A La Carte: Golf on Friday: Tee time to be determined,

6:30 pm Social Hour;

7:30 pm Dinner Friday Night

Saturday

Chapter Meeting at 10am – 3pm (lunch is included)

Great venue for the entire family; swimming, boating etc.

Accommodations are available at the lodge and in their family cabins if you would like to stay for the weekend.

Just send in your RSVP to let us know you will be joining us.

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The AIBD Susquehanna Valley Chapter will be having a meeting on Thursday, July 20, 2017.

Topics of discussion will include: member benefits, interests in subjects for upcoming speakers, potential day trips, and anything that members want to bring to the table.

If you have ideas for discussion, but don’t feel comfortable bringing them up, please email them to Larry Stauffer (email below) and he will include them.

This meeting will be a members only event.

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AIBD Metro Denver Colorado Chapter Meeting Friday, July 21st, 2017.

Denver Vinyl and Insulated Glass Manufacturing Tour – 1 LU/HSW

Learn how vinyl windows and doors are manufactured and understand how insulated glass units are manufactured and contribute to energy efficiency.

This CEU will be taught by Erin Johnson, Milgard Arch Rep.

As an Architectural Reprehensive, Erin consults with architects, contractors, and engineers on window and door specifications and solutions for all phases of projects.

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Registration now open for AIBD Summer Conference in Atlanta!

Summer is coming quickly, which means the AIBD Summer Conference, and American Residential Design Awards gala dinner, will be here before you know it.

This year, the conference will be in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 10th and 11th. The event will be held at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center on both days. July 18th is the deadline to reserve your hotel room.

Friday evening, August 11th, will be The American Residential Design Awards gala dinner at the Academy of Medicine.

Make sure you download the free AIBD smartphone app, available on both the Google Play store and the iOS App store.

For more information about this conference and to register, check out the AIBD website.

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Training


Generate more revenue by ranking higher in search engines with SEO.

People in your area are using Google to find someone to design their home.

If you haven’t optimized your website for the search engines, you may not be showing up in their searches. This process is called Search Engine Optimization, or SEO for short.

There are various aspects to internet marketing that you could be doing to bring new clients or sales and SEO is the least you should be doing. Once you know what to do, it’s easy to maintain and costs little time.

We’ve written a post on the AIBD blog that well help you get started with SEO for building designers.

Your competition is doing SEO on their website. Are you?

Click here to read more on the AIBD blog.

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Upcoming Cadsoft events for the month of July, 2017:

Webinar: Creating and Editing Details

Learn how to create a detail in Envisioneer or take an existing one and edit it for a project.

When: July 11, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Eastern)
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Click here to get registered.


Webinar: Dimensions and Text

Learn how to use various dimension and text tools to enhance your documents. Learn how the default dimensions can be customized and changed to suit your work.

When: July 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Eastern)
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Click here to get registered.


Webinar: Schedules

Envisioneer has the ability to create various types of schedules. Learn how to create, customize and insert a variety of schedules.

When: July 25, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Eastern)
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Click here to get registered.


Dallas Envisioneer Beginner Training Class.

August 1, Dallas, TX.

Learn how to build a BIM model and extract the working drawings, renderings, bill of materials and RESchek data from it. A full day of learning. The day before Sunbelt Builders Show. Register here.

Nashville Envisioneer Beginner Training Class.

October 24, Nashville,TN.

Learn how to build a BIM model and extract the working drawings, renderings, bill of materials and RESchek data from it. A full day of learning. The day before the Remodeling Show. Register here.

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SoftPlan online training for 2017

2017 SoftPlan Training Dates

  • August 15th – 18th – Quick Start Class
  • August 22nd – 25th – Intermediate
  • September 12th – 15th – SoftList
  • September 19th – 22nd – 3D Modeling
  • October 3rd – 6th – Roof
  • October 17th – 20th – Quick Start Class
  • October 24th – 27th – Intermediate
  • November 7th – 10th – SoftList
  • December 5th – 8th – Quick Start
  • December 12th – 15th – Intermediate

Click here to get signed up for any of theses live online trainings.

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Upcoming GreenHome Institute webinars (free)!

National Association of Realtor’s 2017 Sustainability Report Recap – How to Sell Green – Free CEU Webinar

Recent research points to continuous shifts in market interest as it relates to sustainability. This webinar highlights the REALTORS and Sustainability 2017 Report that points to market opportunities for a variety of industry professionals.

You’ll learn …

  • Why consumers want products and systems that make for a comfortable living space but also reduce energy costs.
  • How to communicate and explain the benefits to buyers (e.g., cost savings, comfort, walkability).
  • How to harness existing resources to show the growing demand for eco-friendly homes, products and systems.
  • And more!

When: October 4, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm (Eastern)
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Click here to get registered.

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Miscellaneous


Welcome new AIBD members!

Please help us welcome those who joined or rejoined AIBD this past week.

Owen Gechter
Courtney Rodriguez
Smart VENT, Inc.
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We are pleased you have chosen AIBD as a resource for professional and personal growth. Membership provides technical information, advocacy, professional networking opportunities, as well as participate in programming sessions offered at various conferences throughout the year. All designed to help advance your career.

Visit “SearchHomeDesigners.com” to reach out and exchange information with other professionals in the building designer industry supporting the AIBD mission.

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Tired businessmanHumor for your Monday!

A construction worker walks into a rebar, then he did it again.

 

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Follow the new AIBD Facebook Page!

We’ve built a new AIBD Facebook page, which is now live.

We have closed our AIBD Facebook group, so make sure you’re following the official page.

Click here to go to the page now.

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