April 2, 2012. What’s happening @AIBD_national?

…AIBD LinkedIn group seeks to break 1000!

The AIBD group on the LinkedIn business social media site began in 2009 and today the group has just over 940 participants. Please HELP us reach 1000!

One of the many great discussions you are missing is, “How do you deal with clients who want to ‘take drawings home’ to review during the preliminary design phases?”

Go to www.LinkedIn.com, register for free and then request to join the American Institute of Building Design’s group.


…First Tuesday @ 2:00 sides with vinyl.

Join us for the First Tuesday @ 2:00 (p.m. ET) as noted developer and author, Fernando Pagés Ruiz presents an overview of vinyl siding, including its history, types of vinyl siding, architectural trim and accessories. Fernando will also illustrate how to incorporate vinyl siding in designs inspired by several popular architectural styles from historic to contemporary.

For more information and to register free: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/659348624


…Seeking opportunities at DOE.

AIBD Executive Director Steve Mickley is scheduled to spend Wednesday morning at the U.S. Department of Energy meeting with Sam Rashkin, chief architect, DOE Building Technologies Program. The Building Technologies Program works to improve the efficiency of buildings and the equipment, components, and systems within them. The program supports research and development (R&D) activities and provides tools, guidelines, training, and access to technical and financial resources.Retooling US Housing Book Cover

Mr. Rashkin is also the author of the book Retooling the U.S. Housing Industry, which analyzes the housing market, beginning with warning signs that preceded its collapse by a decade. He presents a comprehensive strategy for reinventing the housing industry in this time of crisis. The AIBD National Convention Education Subcommittee, inspired by his writings, is organizing a 2-day Open Space workshop August 7-8, 2012 in Wilmington, NC with the goal of helping building designers to retool and thrive in the “new normal.” (More information will soon be posted at www.AIBDconvention.com)


…NCBDC takes another step towards ANSI application.

David Rozsa, president of Metacred, a full service Credentialing Management Company (CMC), is coming to the AIBD offices in the National Press Building to meet with Steve Mickley and discuss the NCBDC objective to earn accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).  Receiving accreditation, requires adhering to specific procedures established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Metacred helps organizations with international standard compliance, program validity, and insuring their program is legally defensible.

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