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July 7, 2014. What’s happening @AIBD_National?

AIBD affiliation badge available on Houzz

Houzz has partnered with some of the industry’s leading trade associations, charities and academic institutions to launch a new affiliation badge program. If you are a building, remodeling or design professional on Houzz, you can now add badges to your profile! Showcase your affiliations, including the schools you’ve attended, the local and national associations through which you receive ongoing professional training, and the nonprofits you support.

AIBD Houzz badge example

Let clients know your professional and educational affiliations by adding a badge to your Houzz profile.

  • Step 1: In the text box, type the name of the organization. For example, to search for the American Institute of Building Design, type “AIBD.” A drop-down menu will appear with American Institute of Building Design and other relevant organizations.
  • Step 2: Click the organization you want, then click Add. Repeat to add another.
  • Step 4: When you’re done, be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page and click Update.

The badges will appear on your profile page, right below any Best of Houzz badges.

“Houzz has transformed the home remodeling and design industry by connecting people with an incredibly diverse group of home improvement professionals, brands and industry organizations, from the hyper-local, to the national and even global,” said Liza Hausman, VP of Community, Houzz. “Houzz Affiliation Badges enhance this ecosystem by providing a way for industry organizations and schools, as well as their members, to more deeply engage and educate the Houzz community and build their brands.”

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AIBD CERegistration is open for wall bracing webinar.

Meeting the Code with Prescriptive Wall Bracing:

With sixteen different braced wall types, various tables, exceptions, alternates, and connection requirements to meet the bracing requirements of the IRC, it can be seen as a very complex topic for homebuilders and designers. This webinar will break down the general requirements of wall bracing and show how to use the tables within the code to determine if braced wall lines meet the requirements. Presented the wall bracing experts at the APA.

To register to attend, CLICK HERE

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Congrats! To the membership drive award winners

During last week’s First Tuesday @ 2:00 monthly webinar program, Jeff Eberle (WA) was awarded the last of three $200 membership drive gift cards. During the months of April, May and June, members who recruited any new members were entered into a drawing. Jeff joins Susan Bond and Mike Keesee who also won $200 gift cards.

Worth even more value, California member Richard Emigh won free national membership dues for a year for recruiting 3 new Professional members between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014.

In addition, new Associate member Dan Baumann of www.Chiefexperts.com won a complimentary iCORD registration. iCORD is the educational portion of the AIBD National Convention to be held this year in Columbus, OH, July 30-August 1.

Since the start of the AIBD membership drive on April 1st, there have been 23 new Professional members, 10 new Associate members, 4 new Design Student members and 2 new HPMA members added to the AIBD ranks.

Because of the holiday last week, we may have more membership forms that arrived in the mail but haven’t been processed yet.
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This week in Columbus: For the shopping heart.

We know, we know. All you’re really coming to Columbus for is the shopping, right? Well, maybe you’re guests are. In any case, here’s our top picks for the best shopping in the city.

Easton Town Center is an indoor and outdoor shopping complex in Northeast Columbus. The core buildings and streets that comprise Easton are intended to look like a self-contained town, reminiscent of American towns and cities in the mid 20th century. If you’re looking for a unique blend of boutiques, department stores, and high end fashion, this is the place for you.

CLICK HERE to read the full article.

Registration is now open for the AIBD Convention & iCORD conference (July 29 – August 1) in Columbus, Ohio: www.AIBDconvention.com

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES JULY 15TH! (limited to only 130 professional registrations)

THE HILTON IS STILL HONORING THE AIBD ROOM RATE! Rooms start at $165/night plus taxes. Although the AIBD room block closed at midnight last night, the Hilton Columbus Downtown will honor the AIBD discounted room rate provided there are rooms still available on the dates you desire. Make your reservations by calling the hotel directly: 614.384.8600.

For more information about the iCORD, the AIBD Convention and to register, CLICK HERE.

To check out Columbus Ohio from a building designer’s perspective, CLICK HERE.

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More events ahead.

Looking into 2015…

  • August 3 – 6, 2015 – AIBD National Convention and Interactive Conference on Residential Design, Providence, RI

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Member renewal