The Complete Beginner’s Guide To Email Marketing for Building Designers
Email marketing is, in the most basic definition, using email to generate revenue.
Despite the fact that we all get way too many emails every day, it’s still the best way to reach your customers.
You can use it to build trust and authority while warming up your customers to purchase your services (or products, if you’re selling plans on your website).
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What’s the leading xeriscape product?
Did you know, the leading xeriscape product is Synthetic Turf? Join us for this Friday’s AIBD, Palm Beach Chapter monthly RIPPLE* as presenter, Bill Hatfield of Southwest Greens, teaches us about the need for Synthetic Turf and what is driving the demand for the numerous types of applications. Some municipalities actually pay their residents to use it. Bill will also cover the construction of the turf, details we need to know as designers, and the many variations that can be found in the market place. Also learn about newer technologies that address the plastic like appearance of Artificial Turf and concerns about temperature.
Join US: Friday, May 19, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Lighthouse Diner, 1510 US-1, Jupiter, FL 33469
Cost: No cost for the presentations – Lunch is on your own
See you there!
Steve Mickley, Chapter Secretary
*RIPPLE stands for: Residential Industry Professional People’s Lunch & Education. It’s our way of saying Lunch & Learn. 😉
Apply for AIBD scholarships today!
Student members and children of Professional members qualify for scholarships.
The American Institute of Building Design’s College of Fellows awards two scholarships each year, the College of Fellows Memorial Scholarship and the Annette Farmer Memorial Scholarship. Each scholarship recipient is awarded $1000 and they are named at the American Residential Design Awards Gala, August 11, 2017 at the Academy of Medicine at Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2017.
For more information, qualifications and applications, CLICK HERE.
College of Fellows seek nominations.
The AIBD College of Fellows has announced they will be performing an induction ceremony at the American Residential Design Awards dinner at the Academy of Medicine at Georgia Tech on August 11, 2017. Nominations for Fellows are accepted at any time but to be considered for the coming induction, nominations must be in on or before July 3, 2017. Only AIBD Professional members may nominate another member for consideration.
The honor of membership in the College of Fellows is bestowed upon a Professional member of the American Institute of Building Design who is certified by the National Council of Building Designer Certification and has notably contributed to the advancement of the building design profession by excellence in design, or by excellence in design in combination with excellence in education, literature or public service.
CLICK HERE to download a nomination package.
Contact the College of Fellows Chancellor Jannis Vann by writing college@AIBDmember.org.
AIBD Tampa Chapter meeting on May 20th.
In this meeting, Robert Click will be presenting on the characteristics of open and closed cell spray foam that makes it suitable for high-performance roof/attic assemblies and exterior wall assemblies, the inherent energy performance and cost-saving effectiveness of open cell spray foam when insulation and air barrier are provided in one, and much more.
A light breakfast will be provided, sponsored by Icynene.
Bring someone interested in AIBD or Icynene, whether builder, installer, student, or otherwise.
We will solicit nominees for new chapter officers for election at the June chapter meeting.
May 20th from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Please RSVP by may 17th to reserve your spot.
AIBD Lowcountry Chapter RIPPLE Luncheon on May 24th.
Join us for a relaxing lunch aimed at promoting uncompromising professional values, presenting important and challenging ideas/issues, and encouraging a culture of friendship and responsibility among industry professionals.
We’re back! After a couple of months off of our scheduled lunches we are back in full force.
This month join us for a presentation by Andrew Stanfield on VERSATEX Trim Board and some of their new products and what they can offer. This product is perfect for our climate and area. Don’t miss this opportunity to show your clients a product that they will love.
Wednesday, May 24th from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
ARDA, an annual checkup for professionals.
The benefits of winning an ARDA award might be obvious, but the process of entering alone provides at least one great benefit: the opportunity to review and evaluate your work from a different perspective.
An annual check-up, so to speak.
As you think about which projects to enter, try to look at them from the judge’s point of view. Imagine how they’ll measure up against similar projects.
Take a look at previous winners on the ARDA website to get a sense of what the judges are looking for.
If you don’t think you have a winning project, consider what you’d like to be doing differently, and start doing it! And if you do think you have a winning project, go for it.
Remember that each category has not a single winner, but as many winners as the judges deem worthy of recognition…the awards are yours to win!
Deadline to enter – June 12, 2017
Visit www.ResidentialDesignAwards.com for program information.
CLICK HERE to register and submit your entries electronically, both at the same time.
ARDA Committee Member
Save the date! AIBD Summer Conference in Atlanta!
Summer is coming quickly, which means the AIBD Summer Conference, and American Residential Design Awards gala dinner, will be here before you know it.
This year, the conference will be in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 10th and 11th. The event will be held at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center on both days.
Friday evening, August 11th, will be The American Residential Design Awards gala dinner at the Academy of Medicine.
For more information about this conference and our other conferences, check out the AIBD website.
Welcome new AIBD members!
Please help us welcome those who joined or rejoined AIBD this past week.
We are pleased you have chosen AIBD as a resource for professional and personal growth. Membership provides technical information, advocacy, professional networking opportunities, as well as participate in programming sessions offered at various conferences throughout the year. All designed to help advance your career.
Visit “SearchHomeDesigners.com” to reach out and exchange information with other professionals in the building designer industry supporting the AIBD mission.
Upcoming Cadsoft events:
Learn how to:
- Set up a layout sheet
- Adjust scale when printing
- Set line weights
- Print colour and black and white prints
When: May 16, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Eastern)
Webinar: Catalog Management
Learn how to customize your Catalog to include elements you use so they look, print and quantify to your customized needs.
When: May 23, 2017 @ 1:56 pm – 2:56 pm (Eastern)
Learn how a template can save you time.
- Settings saved in a template
- Where to save a template
- Customizing titleblocks in a template
When: May 30, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Eastern)
San Diego Envisioneer Beginner Training Class.
June 27, San Diego, CA.
Learn how to build a BIM model and extract the working drawings, renderings, bill of materials and RESchek data from it. A full day of learning. The day before the PCBC show. Register here.
Dallas Envisioneer Beginner Training Class.
August 1, Dallas, TX.
Learn how to build a BIM model and extract the working drawings, renderings, bill of materials and RESchek data from it. A full day of learning. The day before Sunbelt Builders Show. Register here.
Nashville Envisioneer Beginner Training Class.
October 24, Nashville,TN.
Learn how to build a BIM model and extract the working drawings, renderings, bill of materials and RESchek data from it. A full day of learning. The day before the Remodeling Show. Register here.
SoftPlan online training for 2017
May 16th – 19th: Quick Start
Just like previous SoftPlan courses, this course is online and only takes a couple hours per day for four days.
Aside from learning the ins-and-outs of SoftPlan to really improve your work flow, you’ll learn:
- Drawing basics
- Drawing interior walls in 2D and 3D
- Customizing openings
- Floor systems
- And more!
Click here to get signed up for this live online training.
Upcoming GreenHome Institute webinars (free)!
The Impacts of Storing Solar Energy in the Home to Reduce Reliance on the Utility – Free CEU Webinar
This course will present findings from the recent Nature Energy paper “The impacts of storing solar energy in the home to reduce reliance on the utility,” by Robert L. Fares and Michael E. Webber from the University of Texas at Austin.
One of the most common arguments against solar power is that on rainy or otherwise not-sunny days, how will we get power? The truth is, on a normal sunny day, solar panels will take in far more power than necessary. What we need is better energy storage.
This study shows that a typical battery system could reduce peak power demand by anywhere from 8% to 32%. The battery system could also reduce peak power injectsion by anywhere from 5% to 42%.
In this free webinar, you’ll learn this and more about “The impacts of storing solar energy in the home to reduce reliance on the utility.”
You’ll learn how adding home energy storage impacts …
- Households’ power demand and energy consumption.
- Customers’ bills under different utility tariffs.
- Electricity system emissions.
- And more!
When: May 24, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm (Eastern)
Building Resilient Communities – Climate proof residential property – Free CEU Webinar
Investing in at-risk communities before disaster strikes is one of the most cost-effective ways to protect residents and property while strengthening their ability to weather the severe storms ahead.
In this free webinar, GreenHome Institute will be reviewing how to future proof your residential facility. They will provide an overview of the strategies from the Enterprise Strategies for Building Resilience and how they can be apportioned to a housing facility.
You’ll learn …
- Climate risks using leading national risk identification tools.
- How to assess a facility’s particular climate and emergency hazards./li>
- How to future-proof your residential facility using mitigation and adaptation practices.
- And more!
When: May 31, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm (Eastern)
A judge calls the opposing lawyers into his chambers, and says, “The reason we’re here is that both of you have given me a bribe.” Both lawyers squirm in their seats. “You, Alan, have given me $15,000. Phil, you gave me $10,000.”
The judge hands Alan a check for $5,000 and says, “Now you’re even, and I’m going to decide this case solely on its merits.”
From the book Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar…Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes by Thomas Cathcart & Daniel Klein.
Follow the new AIBD Facebook Page!
We’ve built a new AIBD Facebook page, which is now live.
We will be closing our AIBD Facebook group soon, so make sure you’re following the official page.
Click here to go to the page now.
CLICK HERE and to learn more about AIBD events!
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