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April 27, 2015. What’s happening @AIBD_National?



AIBD is accepting student scholarship apps, deadline June 30th.

AIBD professional member, Sergio Astorga, teaching a class at Houston Community College.

AIBD professional member, Sergio Astorga, teaching a class at Houston Community College.

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 AIBD National Convention.  The 2015 scholarship winners will be announced August 7th at the Providence Biltmore Hotel as a part of the American Residential Design Awards dinner. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2013.

For more information, qualifications and applications, CLICK HERE.
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Registration open for BIM round-table, May 15th.

Join the AIBD, Central Oklahoma Chapter for a Building Information Modeling round-table presentation of various software platforms on Friday, May 15 at the University of Oklahoma’s, Oklahoma City campus. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. CDT and the presentations run from 9:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. with the last hour and a half set aside for open discussion. There is no charge for this event and lunch will be provided. Space is limited and an RSVP is required. Please contact Marc Wilson, the chapter president, and let him know that you will be attending.

RSVP: marc@marcfwilson.com

CLICK HERE for a more detailed agenda and additional information.

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Tickets available for historic walking tour, May 16th.

Unlock Florida’s past with the Amelia Island Museum of History Tours. This is a 1.5- 2 hour walking tour of the South Fernandina historic district. Starting at the landmark St. Peters Episcopal Church this tour showcases Fernandina’s beauty, charm, and unique character. Ticket are $15 each and have limited availability. Tickets can be purchased HERE through Eventbrite.

The walking tour is the afternoon conclusion of a full day event hosted by the AIBD Florida and Georgia societies May 15th and 16th at the Residence Inn Marriott, Fernandina Beach, FL. CLICK HERE for a full itinerary and registration details.

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AIBD’s May webinar line-up.

First Tuesday @2:00 – How to use the GreenStar home certification tool – May 5, 2015 – 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EDT

CLICK HERE to register

Do you know how to use the GreenStar home certification tool? Join us for the First Tuesday @ 2:00 where Brett Little, executive director of the Green Home Institute, will teach us. GreenStar is a homegrown resource developed by regional experts to help you know for certain that a home is green. Not just some of the materials, not just energy efficiency – the whole thing. Whether you’re remodeling a room, adding addition or building a new, take the guesswork out of doing the right thing.

Small sustainable homes can’t be affordable…or can they? – May 12, 2015 – 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. EDT

CLICK HERE to register

AIBD CEJoin us for a presentation on how Habitat for Humanity manages to incorporate sustainability, and stay affordable.  Habitat is a leading certifying builder to LEED, ENERGY STAR, Indoor airPLUS, Earthcraft, System Vision, Earth Advantage and several other regional programs.  Our presenter is Tiffani Irwin, who found herself on a Habitat job site 25 years ago, and has been engaged with the mission ever since.  As an early member of the “Green Team,” HFHI’s earliest focus on sustainable and energy efficient construction, Tiffani was an early adopter of sustainable building practices.  In her current role, Tiffani manages the efforts around best practices for sustainable new construction and work on existing homes.

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5 ways to arrange living room furniture (Infographic). 

SOURCE: www.LotPlans.com

When it comes to arranging furniture, the cliche of “Form follows function” rings true: Rather than choosing a living room layout visually, and trying to work around it, think about what “living” means in your home, and arrange furniture based on those activities. Style can be fit to any arrangement. Whether your priority is play space for the kids, comfort for guests, or access to the television, this handy guide from FurnishedUp shows how to arrange the most common living room furniture for maximum flow and balance.

CLICK THE INFOGRAPHIC to enlarge the image.

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Four-day roof framing class starts tomorrow.

  • When: April 28 – May 1
  • Time: Classes meet from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. CST

SoftPlan is proud to announce that Michael Kuntz was this year’s Gold Medalist in the National SkillsUSA competition for Architectural Drafting in Kansas City, MO. Michael is a student of Shadow Ridge High School’s Signature Architecture Program in Surprise, AZ. Michael’s instructor is architecture teacher and author Scott Thomas, M.Ed., MCCTE, CD.

SoftPlan’s roof class will teach you the advanced skills you need to create complex custom roof plans.

This class will be conducted using SoftPlan 2016.

You’ll learn how to add roof framing, create complex multiple floor roofs, and more, all from the convenience of your own office. You’ll also be able to ask the instructor questions and interact with the class.

Each class is $195.00 per person. See a full itinerary and visit our website for more class offerings.

Classes fill up fast, register today.

phone 800-248-0164
email sales@softplan.com

Coming next week: The Intermediate Class

SoftPlan’s Intermediate class will teach you the advanced 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 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.

Each class is $195.00 per person. See a full itinerary and visit our website for more class offerings.

Classes fill up fast, register today.
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AIBD seeks board volunteers.

Serving on the board is your opportunity to make a difference. As a leader, you have a platform to express your ideas about what AIBD should be and should do. More importantly, as a member of the governing body of AIBD, you are part of the vehicle of change.

As a board member, you bring your ideas to the table, speak up and take initiative. You work on what’s important to you, on projects that interest you, and where you can put your background and particular skills into action.

Nominations for one candidate must come from two different members – one of which can be the candidate themselves. NOMINATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2015.

A description of and requirements for these positions may be downloaded here.

CLICK HERE to access the online nominations form. Contact the AIBD national office if you would like a PDF version of the form to print and fill out by hand.

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More events ahead.

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Member renewal