Monthly Archives: December 2012

December 10, 2012. What’s Happening @AIBD_National?

image…Tell Congress not to slow the housing recovery.

Over the next several weeks, Congress will be working on a compromise to avoid falling off the fiscal cliff. Tax increases could affect you as a business owner. Removing the Mortgage Interest Deduction could affect you as a design professional. Write your elected officials about the issues that most concern you by using CapitolConnect™.

Time is running out! 

…NCBDC exam application deadline.

The next NCBDC exam is scheduled for January 18 & 19 in Seattle, WA. Applicants wishing to be considered as candidates for that exam must submit their applications by noon ET on Friday, December 14. 

Remember! AIBD Professional members can apply for FREE to qualify for the NCBDC exam from now until December 31. After that, the application fee is $50.

…Is your membership expiring?

Many AIBD memberships are expiring in three weeks. Renewal notices have been sent via USPS. Members may renew online by visiting the Member Center (, logging into their account and clicking the “My Transactions” tab. Invoices may be downloaded and printed from that same link.

Certified and Professional Members wanting to renew by paying semi-annually or quarterly must contact the AIBD National Office to make those arrangements. 

Don’t know when your membership expires? Log into your account at the Member Center, click “My Account” and then click “Edit Information.” Scroll down. Your join date and expiration date will be found below your personal information fields. 

While you’re there, add new designations, update your contact info, and tell us the social media sites you’re using. We want to share your posts!

…NCBDC president named design competition chair.

John Fought, CPBD has been named chairperson of the Aurora Awards by the Board of Directors of the Florida Home Builders Association. John has been a member of the Aurora Awards Committee since 2003. During that time, he took the Concept Awards from a small exhibit booth tucked into the back of the exhibit hall to a multimedia presentation with major national sponsors.  ”More participation, new categories, college level student projects.” Are a few of John’s goals for 2013.

The Aurora Awards is the design competition of the Southeast Builders Conference and is open to projects within the twelve Southeastern States. The Concept Awards is the live design element within the Aurora Awards hosted by the AIBD Florida Society. 

…Important dates.

December 6 – Northeast Society quarterly meeting; email: no later than 11/30/12

In 2013…

January 18 & 19 – NCBDC Exam in Seattle, WA

January 24 & 25 – AIBD Midyear Meeting, Las Vegas Marriott, Las Vegas, NV

March 1 & 2  – NC & SC AIBD Annual Spring Conference, North Myrtle Beach, SC

March 7-9 – AIBD California Annual Conference, Ventura, CA

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