NAHB and NKBA are excited that AIBD has partnered as a supporting organization for the third annual Design & Construction Week® featuring the co-location of the International Builders’ Show® (IBS) and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS). This synchronization of trade shows and markets will also include two Partner Events in 2016 – International Window Coverings Expo (IWCE) and The International Surface Event (TISE), made up of SURFACES, StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas and TileExpo – to benefit everyone in the design and construction industry.
Through AIBD, you’ll be albe to register for the 2016 IBS and/or the 2016 KBIS for a special discounted registration fee exclusively availalbe to members of Design & Construction Week® supporting organizations. To receive your special discount, click “Supporting Organization” and be sure to note that you are a member of AIBD during the registration process.
CLICK HERE for more info and to register.
Northern Virginia designer has AutoCAD drafting position open?
I am looking for someone to help with CAD (AutoCAD) drafting on an hourly or per project basis. This would not be a full-time employee position.
I need help with drafting as-built floor plans and elevations and then taking my design red-lines to complete the new design drawings and ultimately the permit/construction drawing set. The person does not need to be local to the Northern VA/DC metro but it would help. The project types include everything from kitchen and bath renovations to large scale additions and custom homes.
Contact: Marc O’Grady, CPBD, AIBD, 703.729.5124 or email@example.com.
The New Southern Home: A flexible farmhouse.
SOURCE: Aurora Zeledon, Builder magazine
Find out how The New Southern Home embodies both classic farmhouse style and modern trends in home design. Florida-based designer and the American Institute of Building Design’s current president David Pillsbury takes time out from the Institute’s annual conference to speak with Aurora Zeledon about his award-winning design.
Puget Sound Chapter fall conference this Saturday.
Join the AIBD, Puget Sound Chapter this weekend for a business meeting and election of Officers, a presentation by Hammerton decorative lighting, as well as a presentation by GeoThermal Network and socialize with fellow residential industry professional people. Pastries and lunch will be provided. Bring a friend or two, or client, if you like. Also, carpool if possible!
- Date & Time: November 14, 2015, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
- Location: Highlands Golf Course, 1400 N. Highlands Pkwy., Tacoma, WA 98406
CLICK HERE to download the meeting brochure
Monthly Lowcountry RIPPLE – November 18.
The AIBD, Lowcountry chapter invites you to their November Residential Industry Professional People Lunch & Education (RIPPLE) event. Network with other local professionals, get the Beaufort Real Estate report from Rob Marek and learn why fresh air is so important in today’s homes. Lunch is $5.
- Date & Time: November 18, 2015, 11:15 am to 1:00 pm
- Location: Panini’s Cafe, 926 Bay Street, Downtown Beaufort, SC
CLICK HERE to download the meeting brochure
SoftPlan quick start introductory webinars.
- November 17 – 20
- Classes meet from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. CST
SoftPlan’s introductory class will teach you the basic skills you need to create complete custom house plans. This class will be conducted using SoftPlan 2016.
You’ll learn how to draw a complete house plan in 2D and in 3D and how to generate elevations and sections, all from the convenience of your own office. You’ll also be able to ask the instructor questions and interact with the class. See a full itinerary and visit our website for more class offerings.
Each class is $195.00 per person. Classes fill up fast, register today.
Webinar Wednesday – Introduction to Black Locust Permeable Pavers – by GreenHome Institute
- Date: November 11, 2015
- Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST
- Cost: Complimentary, but a $5 donation is suggested.
Learn about a new outdoor paving application that combines the benefits of permeable pavers and black locust that can be used instead of traditional concrete. The course will begin with the overview of the Black Locust Tree and its architectural and environmental benefits. Next we will discuss the topic of permeable pavers and their sustainability. Finally, we will cover the advantages of combining black locust with permeable pavers to make a sustainable alternative to concrete pavers.
Stevens’ Hurricane-Resilient SU+RE House Wins Solar Decathlon 2015.
A student-led team from Stevens Institute of Technology (SIT) in New Jersey has won the 2015 Solar Decathlon with a “Coastal Home of the Future” – the SU+RE House. Affordable, net-zero, and entirely solar-powered, the home was inspired by the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. It hopes to serve as a prototype for coastal homes.
“SU+RE HOUSE powers itself with clean solar power, and uses 90 percent less energy than its conventional cousins,” says the winning team. “In the aftermath of a storm, SU+RE HOUSE can become a hub of emergency power for surrounding neighborhoods.”