We are sad to inform you of the passing of AIBD member George Moritz.
Lyle Breeze, AIBD Fellow, Past National President, Past Florida Society President, wrote a heartfelt letter for our blog as both a testament to George Moritz and a note on the importance of mentoring.
Click here to read Lyle’s words.
At the bottom of the blog post is also a link to George’s obituary.
Free AIBD webinar: Evolution of the Wood Floor Joist (First Tuesday @2:00)
There are many factors to consider when designing a floor system with engineered wood joists. Review the design strategies, code requirements, different types of engineered floor components, and their capabilities and limitations.
Join us for the First Tuesday @ 2:00 webinar program and learn the factors to consider when designing floor systems and appropriate design strategies to meet both the code requirements and the clients satisfaction.
Registration is complimentary.
This program is hosted by the American Institute of Building Design and presented by AIBD Associate Member, Mike Beauchamp of Open Joist Triforce – Built by Barrette.
- Date: June 6, 2017
- Time: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EDT
- Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6754847869143662083?source=mm
Certified Professional Building Designers (CPBD) will earn 1.0 Primary CE unit for attending the live presentation.
To participate, click the registration link and provide us with some basic personal information, which may be shared with our presenter. After registration, a unique link will be sent to your e-mail. Save this email and use the link to sign on a few minutes before the presentation. Everyone watching online may join the discussion using their personal computer’s microphone, telephone link or by typing questions directly to the moderator. For further instructions, contact the AIBD national office at 1-800-366-2423.
Info on the AIBD Central Florida Chapter Meeting on June 7th, 2017.
The AIBD Central Florida Chapter is happy to announce another education class between the Greater Orlando Builders Association and the Central Florida Chapter American Institute of Building Design, presenting: FYPON.
Fypon will be reviewing their latest product lines, describe their FREE Design & Takeoff service as well as their C.E.U. Course. Full size examples will be exhibited.
Everyone is welcome to attend, members or not.
Free food and beverages! Please RSVP as soon as you can.
When: Wednesday June 7, 2017 from 11:00am – 1:00pm
Where: Greater Orlando Builder’s Association
1953 Clayton Heritage Way
Maitland, FL 32751
Who (to RSVP): via email to email@example.com by Monday June 5, 2017
June 14th National Capital Tour
Please join our aspiring chapter for lunch and a walking tour of the beautiful Del Ray neighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia.
The tour is lead by architect and AIBD Professional Member, Gaver Nichols, who will showcase 30 years of his work in the community.
See modern additions, an adaptive reuse, modern lofts, renovated homes and infill housing.
Space and parking is limited, PLEASE RSVP using the link below.
For more information and to register: CLICK HERE.
- Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017
- Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Location: Meet at: Gaver Nichols, Architect, 319 East Monroe Ave., Alexandria, VA
- RSVP: CLICK HERE
* Residential Industry Professional Peoples’ Lunch and Education. Our way of saying, Lunch and Learn. Because, “A little ripple goes a long way.”
AIBD Suncoast Chapter Meeting on Thursday, June 8th, 2017.
We will be discussing Origin Windows & Doors.
Please RSVP by June 6th, 2017.
- When: Thursday, June 8th, 2017
11:45 am to 1:15 pm
- Where: Com Center
9040 Town Center Parkway
- Who: AIBD – Suncaost Chapter (Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte counties) All are welcome!
For more information about the Suncoast Chapter, check out the Suncoast Chapter page.
AIBD Palm Beach RIPPLE for June 16th, 2017
The next AIBD, Palm Beach RIPPLE* is June 16th (3rd Friday). Our speaker and lunch sponsor is Daniel Fredericks of Lott’s Concrete.
There’s more than one choice when it comes to designing a structure using precast lintels. Dan will share the benefits of using Lott’s Concrete lintels, headers and sills and provide us the tools needed to specify them in our building designs.
Join US: Friday, June 16, 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 and Lunch is paid for by Lott’s Concrete!
RSVP: PalmBeach@AIBD.org or 561-373-2537
*RIPPLE stands for: Residential Industry Professional People’s Lunch & Education. It’s our way of saying Lunch & Learn. 😉
AIBD Tampa Chapter Meeting on Saturday, June 17th, 2017.
Join us for the AIBD Tampa Chapter Meeting and one hour Continuing Education Class (AIBD).
The presentation is titled FEMA & HOW IT AFFECTS RESIDENTIAL DESIGN and will be presented by Mr. Noah Taylor, CFM, ENV SP, the Community Rating System Coordinator for the City of St. Petersburg.
A light breakfast will be sponsored by Mr. Tom Gaudette of VELUX skylights passive lighting and ventilation.
- When:Saturday, June 17th, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
- Where: Open Sky Studio
907 East Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs, Florida 34689
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.
ARDA Deadline Extended! Call for Entries is open, categories expanded!
Design Detail and Indoor Living have been added to the long list of categories in the American Residential Design Awards (ARDA) program. “The Design Detail category includes any single detail that is particularly unique or innovative.” Karen Kassik-Michelsohn reports. Karen is serving for her first year as ARDA Committee Chairperson but brings with her years of awards program experience as former chairperson of the Best of American Living Awards (BALA), which is hosted by the National Association of Home Builders each year. She adds, “Indoor Living entries can be any type of interior space; a kitchen, bath, great room, study or finished basement can be entered if the design is unique and inspiring.”
Deadline to enter – June 19, 2017
Visit www.ResidentialDesignAwards.com for program information.
All residential industry professionals are eligible to enter individual or collaborative projects. Entries previously submitted to ARDA are still eligible provided they haven’t yet won recognition in the same category. Entries may be entered in more than one category (e.g. Custom Homes and Green Design) and all completed projects are eligible regardless of their completion date.
ARDA is the American Institute of Building Design’s premier award program exhibiting design excellence in the residential building industry. It spotlights the most creative and innovative residential designers, builders, remodelers, architects, developers, land planners and interior designers in the nation. Every year, the awards program recognizes exceptional design in custom, builder model, pre-drawn and multifamily homes of all types and sizes, as well as remodeling, working drawings and projects “on the boards.” As a leader in home design recognition, the ARDA awards program has grown over the years to include categories in green building, outdoor living and accessibility.
It’s an awards program, not a design competition. Therefore, entries are not grouped in square footage or project value classifications. Judging is conducted by a panel of residential design and construction experts and is based on the quality of the entry and not compared to others in a category. However, one or more ARDA winners may be recognized as the overall best in their specific category.
CLICK HERE to register and submit your entries electronically, both at the same time.
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 for the month of June:
Webinar: Understanding Building Locations
Learn how to set up building locations properly so you have the heights correct for every drawing and the default framing information.
When: June 6, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Eastern)
Learn how to…
- Modify the terrain using various tools
- Insert Landscaping features
- And more!
When: June 13, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Eastern)
Create various foundation systems including slab on grade, full basement and crawl space. The course will include inserting slabs, footings and foundation walls.
When: June 20, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Eastern)
Learn how to…
- Construct a Deck with the Builder Wizard, Deck Tools and Pad tools
- Create a new deck for the Catalog
- Edit an inserted deck
When: June 27, 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 June, 2017
June 6-9: Intermediate
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 a bay
- Adding electrical details
- Generating sections and elevations
- Overview of Multi Drawings
- And more!
Click here to get signed up for this live online training.
Upcoming GreenHome Institute webinars for June, 2017 (free)!
LEED for Homes Documentation Tips – Free CEU Webinar
LEED documentation is different depending on whether the building is residential or commercial.
Attend this webinar to learn the differences and how to properly document your LEED homes.
You’ll learn …
- Good documentation for the LEED preliminary rating (BD+C V4 inp), Integrative Process and 2008 ID 1.34 design charrette.
- How to articulate the Energy & Atmosphere submittal requirements for modeling, HERS index, and other Energy Star documentation.
- How to submit durability and water management details to ensure a better building (and get easy LEED points).
- And more!
When: June 7, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm (Eastern)
Introduction to Energy Star For Homes – HVAC Credentialing – Free CEU Webinar
The ENERGY STAR Certified Homes program greatly expanded its HVAC requirements in the latest version of its program, released in 2012.
Attend this webinar to learn how these programs can help you achieve LEED for Homes V4, EPA Indoor Air Plus, Passive House & Enterprise Green Communities.
You’ll learn …
- How to prepare for HVAC-related requirements of the ENERGY STAR program and how these can benefit any project.
- Why ENERGY STAR requires the use of a credentialed HVAC contractor and how to find one.
- About the multiple LEED v4 EQ credits under the Indoor airPLUS program.
- And more!
When: June 14, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm (Eastern)
Virtual Tour of West Michigan Passive Solar, Earth Sheltered, Green Roof Residence and Design Studio – Free CEU Webinar
Tom Newhouse and his wife Jill designed and personally built their unconventional Grand Rapids, Michigan home and industrial design studio in 1978.
Their goal was to “live softly on the earth”….in a passive solar, earth integrated residence with a green roof, and an integral “atelier” (industrial design studio and workshop).
You’ll learn …
- The unique ecological and welfare aspects of living and working in a passive solar, earth integrated, green roof building.
- The health advantages of a housing site which is xeriscaped, or has no conventional grass lawn.
- About wildlife friendly general landscaping and the unique green roof, which is a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat.
- And more!
When: June 21, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm (Eastern)
Exclusive Lenovo discounts for AIBD members.
Everyone needs authentic and reliable technology to turn to when completing a project in the office, participating in a meeting on the go, or finishing an assignment at home. Let the AIBD Lenovo Savings Program help!
Whatever your needs, you can take advantage of discounts on the entire line of reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products from Lenovo, a global leader in the PC marketplace. Save up to 30% off the everyday public web price of laptops, tablets, desktops, all-in-ones, workstations, servers, accessories and more.
AIBD members also receive:
- Free ground shipping on all web orders
- Monthly limited time special offers
- Access to energy-efficient green technologies
- Award-winning service and support before, during, and after your purchase
For more information and easy ordering: Call: 1-800-426-7235, ext. 3569 (M-F: 9am-9pm ET, Sat: 9am – 6pm ET) Visit: www3.lenovo.com/us/en/lsp
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.
An MIT linguistics professor was lecturing his class the other day. “In English,” he said, “a double negative forms a positive. However, in some languages, such as Russian, a double negative remains a negative. But there isn’t a single language, not one, in which a double positive can express a negative.”
A voice from the back of the room said, “Yeah, right.” – Sai Kishore K
Via Business Insider.