January 13, 2014. What’s happening @AIBD_National?

Live Design 2013AIBD still seeks design teams for IBS competition. 

  • Competition date: Tuesday, February 4
  • Judging date: Wednesday, February 5
  • Award announced: Thursday, February 6

The Best in American Living Awards is expanding and becoming involved in local communities through a live design competition that is conducted at the International Builders’ Show. Builders, Remodelers, Architects and Designers were encouraged to participate and give back to the community through good design. IBS attendees got to watch as the design process unfolded in front of their eyes on the exhibit floor as well as observe the design teams present their work to a panel of judges.

Watch a video report on last year’s competition!

In 2013, the NAHB Design Committee partnered with the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD) and Operation Finally Home to put on the live design competition. The competition focused on designing a home for one of America’s wounded veterans returning from war. Working with set parameters, such as lot size, square footage, energy efficiency, accessibility and style, design teams had nine hours to complete their designs.

For more information, to review the rules and to register your team, CLICK HERE.

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VolunteerDay2012Sign up now for AIBD’s 2014 Volunteer Day.

Date: August 2, 2014 – Registration is open NOW!

Looking for a great hands-on team-building experience? Thanks to generous donations by Sauder Woodworking, AIBD has the opportunity for 15 volunteers to work together assembling, sanding, and painting kitchen tables and other furniture items from kits. No experience required – instructions, tools, and safety equipment will be provided. This great experience is limited to 15 volunteers. Advanced registration is really, really appreciated. If the registration is full, please sign up for our waiting list; someone may cancel. There is no cost to participate and you don’t have to bring any tools. You’re only contribution is your time and talents (and the talents needed to perform your tasks can be learned when you get there).

This volunteer event is a part of the AIBD Annual Convention and marks the fifth year the Institute has contributed to the local community hosting the conference. Beginning with Socks for Soldiers in Portland, OR (2010), AIBD has also landscaped a home for the Inter City Christian Federation in Grand Rapids, MI (2011) and sided a house for the Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity near Wilmington, NC (2012). This past year, AIBD’s volunteer day was canceled at the last minute, but attendees at the convention raised $1350 to donate, along with a 54″ TV, to the San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity.

CLICK HERE to join the volunteer team!

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Cliff Scott (left) is pictured with VP Peter Cipes and Brian Rogers, Secretary/Treasurer.

AIBD mourns the loss of a society president.

The staff and leadership at AIBD was saddened to learn that Oregon Society President Clifford Lyle Scott passed away this past week. Cliff was born April 13, 1958 and passed away January 3rd. One month ago, he was reelected for a second term as society president at a society meeting in Portland, OR on December 6th. A service will be held today at Autumn Funerals, 485 Larch Ave., Bend, OR (www.autumnfunerals.net) at 11:00 a.m. PST.

In his honor, the AIBD has arranged the planting of 55 Pine, Spruce, Oak, Birch, Tamarack and Cedar trees by the Arbor Day Foundation in the Superior National Forest.

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Northeast Society needs RSVPs by Thursday.

The AIBD Northeast Society’s “December 5th” meeting is now scheduled for Thursday January 23rd at the Library Restaurant in Portsmouth, NH. DOWNLOAD the flyer for information. Let’s start 2014 running out of the gate. Bring ideas, questions, quandaries, and solutions to your design business needs to our round table discussions. Don’t forget elections for next year’s officer positions.

Please RSVP to Kathy at kjoiner@megalink.net by Thursday, January 16th.

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NCBDC Marketing Color smallRegistration for Dallas/Fort Worth NCBDC exams closes Friday.

Candidates and applicants have until Friday to register for the February 20 & 21 NCBDC Exam Event in Irving, TX. The exams are scheduled to be hosted at the Courtyard Dallas DFW Airport North, 4949 Regent Boulevard, Irving, TX, 75063, (972) 929-4004.

All applications and registration forms must be received at the AIBD National Office by 12:00 p.m. EST. To get a copy of the application and registration forms, click the link below to download the NCBDC Candidate Handbook. The applications are found at the back of the handbook.

To download the NCBDC Candidate Handbook: CLICK HERE.

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More events ahead.

  • February 6 & 7 – AIBD National Mid-year Meeting, Las Vegas, NV
  • February 20-21 – NCBDC Exam in Dallas, TX (apply on or before January 16)
  • February 28 – March 1 – NC/SC Annual Conference, North Myrtle Beach, SC
  • July 29 – August 1 – AIBD National Convention & International Conference on Residential Design, Columbus, OH (Tentative)AIBD National Convention
  • August 2 – AIBD National Volunteer Day – Build furniture at the Furniture Bank in Columbus, OH.

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