Monthly Archives: September 2012

September 10, 2012. What’s Happening @AIBD_national?

…Meetings with the home builders

This week, AIBD members meet with the National Association of Home Builders at various building codes, CAPS, design, BALA, and student chapter related committee meetings in Austin, TX.

An AIBD hosted live design competition at the International Building Show is a project being kicked off during these meetings. The “Live Design” concept is being introduced as a part of the Best in American Living Awards (BALA) at this January’s IBS. Karen Kassik-Michelsohn, AIBD (Anchorage, AK) is chairing the BALA Awards and is spearheading the live design competition.


…Society officers fall meeting schedule set

Rich Rokisky, AIBD (Dover, OH) is asking all the society officers to set aside one hour on the third Tuesday of each month to participate in the Society Officers Committee online meetings. Starting on September 18th at 4:00 p.m. EDT the committee made up of the officers and dministrators of each society will be meeting electronically to distribute quick info and focus on specific relevant topics.

During the September 18th meeting, Rick and the national office will be providing detailed information in the recent changes voted on by the Delegates at the convention – the why’s, the what’s and how’s.

Each meeting will be hosted using the GoToWebinar platform and society officers will only have to register once to be included in every monthly meeting using the same log-in info. Keep tabs on your inbox to get the invitation and the one-time initiation link from the national office.


… webinar scheduled

Last week, Liza Hausman, VP of Marketing at introduced us to the new an innovative website that is a collaborative platform for home remodeling and design, bringing homeowners and home professionals together in a uniquely visual community. On September 25th Liza will spend an hour going more in-depth on how to use Houzz to market your business and build your brand.

For more information and to register for the free webinar CLICK HERE.


…The next NCBDC Exam application deadline

NCBDC will be delivering an exam on October 25 & 26 in Natchez, MS as a part of the LA-MS Annual Convention. The deadline to apply to take a complete exam or a retake exam is October 11th. AIBD Professional members can apply for FREE and then pay the $350 exam fee once they are approved.

Full Exam Application:

Retake Exam Application:


…Colorado Society announces fall conference

The AIBD Colorado Society will have a one day conference on September 28th hosted by AIBD’s Colorado member Larry Gilland of LGA Studios. The event will contain sustainable topics from Eco Red Shield Building Products to Healthy Basements and Gardenroof Systems. The presenters are from Rocky Mountain Bluwood and Cosella-Dorken Products, Inc. Included in the conference will be the Colorado Society Fall Meeting and the Colorado Officers Meeting. Contact Society president Bernie Kern ( for more information.


…Other important dates.

September 28 – AIBD Colorado Society Fall Conference in Colorado Springs

October 19 & 20 – AIBD Florida Society meeting in St. Petersburg, FL

October 25 & 26 – NCBDC Exam in Natchez, MS

October 26-28 – AIBD Mississippi and Louisiana joint annual convention in Natchez, MS

November 2 – AIBD Iowa Society meeting in Okoboji, IA