February 27, 2012. What’s happening @AIBD_national?

….Defining a Building Designer?

Today, the AIBD Regulatory & Legislative Advocacy committee (formally the Codes and Standards Committee) is meeting to review and suggest revisions to the Truss Plate Institutes’s definition of Building Designer in the ANSI/TPI-1 standard. Referred to in the I-Codes, the standard establishes minimum requirements for the design and construction of metal-plate-connected wood Trusses. Also scheduled to attend the meeting is Gary Ehrlich, PE, the National Association of Home Builders Construction Codes and Standards Program Manager. He is a member of the TPI Standard Committee and is the AIBD liaison with the codes portion of NAHB.

To view the definition as it presently exists and the proposed definition being discussed, view: www.AIBDmember.org/TPI1.pdf.

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…AIBD website redevelopment underway.

The AIBD Electronic Media Subcommittee has been working for more than six months to create a request for proposals, compiling a list of potential website development candidates and meeting by conference call with each of the candidates. The written proposals were submitted this past weekend and the subcommittee will be reviewing them this week. The next step is to narrow the field to two or three and invite them to deliver a visual presentation to the subcommittee next week.

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…the 12th annual Carolinas’ spring conference.

Friday afternoon the AIBD North Carolina - South Carolina Spring Conference kicks off in North Myrtle Beach, SC. The conference features two days of education, networking, a trade show and golf. Visit http://www.aibdnc.org/events.php for more information and to register to attend in person.

For the fisrt time, much of the conference’s educaitonal programs will be availalbe live online. The educational programs include energy and mechanical code updates and a 2-hour SketchUp clinic. For more information about attending the conference virtually, visit: http://aibd.tumblr.com/.  

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