July 2, 2012. What’s Happening @AIBD_national?

Dates to remember:

  • July 4 – The AIBD room block at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside closes.
  • July 26 & 27 – The 10th Annual Concept Awards @ SEBC: www.theauroras.com 
  • August 5-9 – The AIBD National Convention in Wilmington, NC. Info: www.AIBDconvention.com – Early Registration discount ends July 4th!


…Let’s Retool the U.S. Housing Industry

Join us for the First Tuesday @ 2:00 (p.m. ET) and converse with Sam Rashkin, author of the book Retooling the U.S. Housing Industry: how it got here, why it’s broke and how to fix it. Does designing and building homes in American now mean coping with a dwindling dream, increased competition and a smaller target audience? What tools are you using to survive? What tools do you need to succeed?

The discussion will be facilitated by Doc List, the professional hired to direct the Retooling the U.S. Housing Industry Workshop being held at the AIBD National Convention, August 7 & 8.

Tuesday, July 3, 2pm to 3pm ET.

For more information and to register: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/383490440




…Multicultural Home Design

Join author and speaker Fernando Pages Ruiz and learn the nuances of designing homes for the multicultural market.  “People live in homes differently, and I’m not talking about pagodas versus grass huts,” says Pages. “The American dream isn’t American any longer—we have different tastes in clothes and food, and also in architecture.”

What is it certain ethnic groups dislike about North American floor plans? How do you build a list of cultural preferences? Once you’ve broken into a cultural market, can you expect referrals? Fernando will answer these questions and more.

For more information and to register: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/896086968


…The 10th Annual Concept Awards 

AIBD Florida Society will sponsor the 10th Annual Concept Awards Competition at the SouthEast Builders Conference in Orlando, FL on July 26-28. The live design challenge will be conducted on the exhibit hall floor Thursday July 26 and Friday July 27 during the SEBC’s open hall hours. Contestants will be required to produce a presentation set of drawings for a fictitious client program that incorporates the products and services of our major sponsors. This year we have Marvin Windows and Doors, VELUX, ZIO, and SmartVent. Applications for participation can be downloaded at www.theauroras.com. Click the Concept Awards link. Contact John Fought, CPBD – AIBD more any details at johnfought@aol.com or 727 656 5216.

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