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September 21, 2015. What’s happening @AIBD_National?

Help us plan future AIBD conferences!

The AIBD Conference Committee is interested in making our conferences the most beneficial for the attendee. We need to know who you are and what you desire in a conference. Please take 5 to 10 minutes to share your opinions. If desired, please leave additional personal information at the close of the survey and you will be entered into a drawing (October 6th) for a free registration to an AIBD conference in 2016.

Survey link: www.AIBDconvention.com/survey

Thank you very much for your thoughts and comments.

Karen Kassik-Michelsohn, Committee Chair


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Building Designers, help define your industry!

AIBD invites you to participate in the National Council of Building Designer Certification (NCBDC) Job Analysis survey. The purpose of this study is to identify the tasks performed by a building design professional, as well as the important knowledge and skills required to effectively perform this role. The results of the survey will allow NCBDC to ensure that their certification services reflect current practices among building design professionals.

NCBDC Marketing Color smallThe job analysis survey may take up to two hours. However, you don’t have to complete it all at once. The software allows you to re-enter your survey, provided you are using the same computer or device that you started the survey with.

The content included in this survey was reviewed, discussed, and revised by a Task Force of practicing building design professionals at a recent meeting in July. Your responses will help us improve the NCBDC job analysis and create a more accurate description of the tasks, knowledge, and skills required by a building design professional.

NCBDC would like for all surveys to be completed by: Sunday, 27 September, by 11:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time.

CLICK HERE to start your survey.


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Change the date: Central Colorado Chapter moves meeting.

BY: Bernie Kern, chapter president

Vice President and MCM of Passive House Design Build – Cody Farmer.

The AIBD Central Colorado Chapter has moved it’s meeting to October 16th in Denver, CO. The half day event includes a presentation by Passive Home Design Build Practitioner, Cody Farmer. A Chapter meeting will follow including an organization meeting for a second Colorado Chapter.

Please contact AIBD Central Colorado Chapter President Bernie Kern bbkerndesigns@q.com for more details.


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Introduction to NGBS Green Certification – Free CE Webinar, Wednesday.

  • Date: September 23, 2015
  • Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Cost: $5 suggested donation

The National Green Building Standard (NGBS) certification offered by Home Innovation Research Labs has seen exponential growth in the last few years with over 54,000 certified homes. Join us as we discuss what distinguishes the NGBS from other green certification programs, requirements, and the certification process. We’ll cover everything you need to know to start certifying your residential buildings to the NGBS!

Lessons learned

  • Understand the basics of the National Green Building Standard and how it can help make a healthier home
  • Know who can help you design, build & rate your next residential project in NGBS
  • Start on implementing better building practices with this tool for the welfare of all
  • Learn how to beyond safety and code compliance using green certification

CLICK HERE to register.

CLICK HERE to view more continuing education opportunities from the Green Home Institute.


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SoftPlan quick start introductory classes, this week.

  • Date: September 22-25
  • Time: 9:00 am – 10:300 am CST
  • Cost: $195

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.


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Member renewal