December 17, 2012. What’s Happening @AIBD_National?

Falling Water Gingerbread House…Wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday season.

The Board of Directors and staff at AIBD would like to thank you for your continued support as well as wish you Happy Holidays and a successful and prosperous New Year. 

(Thanks AIBD Corporate Member Hillary Gottemoeller for sharing the gingerbread Falling Waters photo – created by culinary artist Melodie Deardon)

…Holiday closings and cancellations.

The AIBD National Office will be closed the following days in the coming weeks:

December 24 & 25 ~~~~ December 31 & January 1

There will not be a Monday Minute on December 24 & 31.

January’s First Tuesday @ 2:00 program is canceled. Join us February 5th for the AIBD 2013 Economic Forecast.

…IBS live design competition deadline.

In 2013, the NAHB Design Committee has partnered with the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD) and Operation Finally Home to put on a live design competition at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. Four teams will be chosen and the deadline to submit an application for your team is December 28, 2012.

The competition will focus 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 will have nine hours to complete their designs. IBS attendees will get to watch as the design process unfolds in front of their eyes on the exhibit floor as well as observe the design teams present their work to a panel of judges.

More information

Competition Rules

Apply ($150 per team of three designers)

…Important dates.

December 28 – BALA/AIBD Live Design Competition team application deadline. www.NAHB.org/baladesignlive 

In 2013…

January 18 & 19 – NCBDC Exam in Seattle, WA

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

February 9 & 10 – NCBDC Exam in Houston, TX

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

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

March 15 & 16 – NCBDC Exam in Clearwater, FL

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

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