Category Archives: 03 / March – 2013

March 4, 2013. What’s Happening @AIBD_National?


…A member opportunity is announced.

AIBD and FileGenius have joined together to offer all AIBD members a FREE, two-month subscription to FileGenius TOTAL,       as well as a 10% discount on the overall subscription price. “We are very pleased to be working with this long-standing, prestigious association.” says FileGenius President Keith Bumgardner.

FileGenius allows design, architecture and engineering firms to easily and securely send and share files in the cloud.  ”Members do not need any new hardware or software and set up is easy.” Keith adds. “Plus, with it’s intuitive easy-to-use interface, users will be up and running with little or no training.” FileGenius is fully hosted and managed by the FileGenius tech staff. “AIBD has been using FileGenius for a year to transfer files and reports to our societies and many of our committee chairs.” says AIBD Executive Director Steve Mickley. “Later this month, we are entrusting the management all of the ARDA design competition materials to FileGenius.”

CLICK HERE for more information or to sign-up for your free two-month subscription. There is no obligation to buy whatsoever and no sales people will contact you.

To try out a full-featured, public demo of FileGenius go to

…A free webinar.

Join us for the AIBD First Tuesday @ 2:00 (p.m. ET) and learn how to be smart with PR and better understand news releases. In one hour, our guest Denise Shuty will teach you…
• How to format a press release
• What features to look for when picking a press release service
• What happens behind-the-scenes after you submit a release
• Marketing & PR techniques that are more useful—and cheaper—than many typical PR methods

Denise is a Chicago PR consultant and owner of Writely Yours – the only public relations and marketing firm dedicated to small businesses in the design, building, and outdoor living industries. The First Tuesday @ 2:00 (p.m. ET) is a FREE monthly webinar program hosted by the American Institute of Building Design.

CLICK HERE and register now!

…A HERS Rater presentation.

HERS Rater, Wes Riley will present a wide range of topics pertinent to residential design and changing energy codes on Thursday. The presentation, arranged by the AIBD Northeast Society, is being held at Sylvan Grill, 195 Elm Street in Salisbury, MA. For more information contact Professional Member Fred Hahn by writing him at

…Three days of High Performance Homes training.

As the nation moves toward the “New Norm”, the AIBD California Society is hosting a 4-hour workshop from architect Sam Rashkin and his retooling the housing industry pioneering message that can enhance your businesses. As the CA Energy Code updates move towards Zero Net Home design by 2020, our very own Certified Members Graham Irwin and Clay Johnson have “walked the walk” and are willing to share their expertise in their Passive House, LEED for Homes, and Retrofit projects. The society’s annual conference is this Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Ventura, CA.

“The conference also includes walking tours in coastal Santa Barbara, a Journal Sketching tour of Santa Barbara courtyards & archways, and a guided tour of an actor’s High Performance Home right on the ocean.” adds Caroline Veerman, AIBDCA President. The last day of the conference offers a NCBDC Exam preparation workshop presented by AIBD ED Steve Mickley.

For more information, CLICK HERE

…More events ahead.

March 15 & 16 – NCBDC Exam in Clearwater, FL

April 19 & 20 – AIBD Florida Quarterly Meeting, St. Augustine, FL

April 25 & 26 – NCBDC Exam in Hartford, CT

May 3 – AIBD Washington’s Spring Conference, Kent, WA

May 4 – AIBD North Carolina Quarterly Meeting

May 6 & 7 – NCBDC Exam in Atlanta, GA

June 5 & 6 – NCBDC Exam in San Antonio, TX

June 7 – AIBD Northeast Quarterly Meeting, Gloucester, MA

June 21 & 22 – AIBD Florida Quarterly Meeting, West Palm Beach, FL

July 13 & 14 – NCBDC Exam in Pasadena, CA

July 15-18 – AIBD National Convention, Langham Hotel, Pasadena, CA

August 24 – AIBD North Carolina Quarterly Meeting

September 5 – AIBD Northeast Quarterly Meeting, Devens, MA

October 25 & 26 – AIBD Florida Quarterly Meeting, Orlando, FL

November 16 – AIBD North Carolina Quarterly Meeting

December 5 – AIBD Northeast Quarterly Meeting

December 6 – AIBD Florida Organizational Meeting, Apopka, FL