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Building Designer Updates – December 1, 2014.

 

First Tuesday @2:00 – Designing pools using plants not chemicals.

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Webinar: Tuesday, December 2, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST.

Have you heard of Natural Swimming Pools? NSPs are the completely chemical-free, eco-friendly and sustainable alternative to traditional swimming pools. Join the First Tuesday @ 2:00 (p.m. ET) for an introduction to NSPs from James Robyn, President and Founder of the Association for Swimming Ponds and Natural Swimming Pools (ASPNSP). James will briefly highlight how NSPs work, basic construction fundamentals, and how you can start designing natural swimming pools.

This program is hosted by the American Institute of Building Design and attendance is FREE for AIBD members and guests. Feel free to invite others!

CLICK HERE to register.

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Four more AIBD-CE accredited webinars this week.

Vinyl siding has always been highly regarded for its durability, low maintenance, and value, but its improved aesthetic qualities and unmatched selection of profiles, shapes, textures, and colors, vinyl siding can play a beautiful role in a home’s exterior design — and will keep looking great year after year.

In this presentation, you will learn how vinyl and other polymeric siding can bring a variety of neighborhood visions to life, whether you’re designing, building or remodeling entry-level through luxury homes; recreating designs inspired by Colonial, Romantic, Victorian, and Craftsman architecture; or blending distinctive homes, shops, and other mixed-use buildings in a contemporary, new way.

Certified Vinyl Siding: Engineered Enhanced Beauty is presented by Fernando Pagés Ruiz, a builder, developer and writer who specializes in residential construction and remodeling of affordable homes.

Certified Vinyl Siding: Engineered Enhanced Beauty is offered on these dates:

Certified Vinyl Siding: Verifiably Green

True sustainability of buildings requires a thorough understanding of the impacts of products and materials, not simply choosing a natural material, or the one with high recycled content. That’s why it’s important to use life cycle thinking as we design and renovate buildings. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a method for identifying the environmental impacts of a product, process or activity over its entire lifespan. It allows us to identify the most environmentally sound products such as vinyl siding, rather than relying on recycled content, renewable materials, and other single-issue measures.

In this presentation, you will learn the basics and value of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Product Category Rules (PCRs) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs); discuss the life cycle tools used to compare building products, understand the environmental impacts of vinyl siding, fiber cement and other siding products, and understand how LCA contributes to green building codes and standards.

Certified Vinyl Siding: Verifiably Green is presented by Tad Radzinski, PE, LEED AP, SFP, and president of Sustainable Solutions Corporation.

Certified Vinyl Siding: Verifiably Green is offered on these dates:

Certified Insulated Siding: Quality, Comfort and Energy Performance

Now accepted as home insulation in various energy efficiency programs due to its ability to reduce thermal bridging, insulated siding has been added to the checklist of building products or methodologies that can help meet the requirements to qualify new homes under ENERGY STAR Qualified Homes V3. It is also included in the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code among the materials that can be used as continuous insulation outside of the building framing to provide the required total wall R-value for buildings.

In this presentation, you will learn to how to define insulated siding, understand R-value testing of insulated siding, describe proper installation of insulated siding, comply with energy codes, learn about how insulated siding can be used for state, local and utility incentive programs, and understand building energy performance programs.

Certified Insulated Siding: Quality, Comfort and Energy Performance is presented by Mike Moore, Newport Ventures.

Certified Insulated Siding: Quality, Comfort and Energy Performance is offered on these dates:

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ibs logoAttending Design & Construction Week? IBS registration increases Saturday.

Don’t miss your opportunity to attend the 71st annual International Builders’ Show – the building industry’s biggest event – for less. Register by Dec. 5 to get great education and the five exhibit floors of Design & Construction Week™(DCW) for the member price of $350.

The show takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center Jan. 20-22.

So many additional exhibitors have signed up – more than 200 of the 1,300+ exhibitors are either brand new to the show or returning after a long absence – that planners have added 50,000 square feet to the show floor.

CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

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Florida Society elects new president.

Mike Keesee, FAIBD was elected as President of the Florida Society of the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD) on Saturday, November 22, for the 2015-2016 term.  Mr. Keesee is the President of Keesee and Associates and FDS Engineering Associates with offices in Maitland and Apopka. (Twitter: @gokeesee)

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NCBDC Marketing Color smallRegister now for January CPBD tests.

The next Certified Professional Building Designer exam event is scheduled for Houston, TX on January 16 & 17, 2015. For more information, contact Steve Mickley by writing steve.mickley@aibd.org or calling 1-800-366-2423 x1105.

CLICK HERE to download a registration form.

Registration requires pre-approval by the NCBDC Board of Examiners. To apply to become certified, download the NCBDC Candidate Handbook.

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Simpson Strong-Tie LogoA training & plant tour @ Simpson Strong-Tie.

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM (lunch provided)

AIBD members are cordially invited to attend a training and plant tour at Simpson Strong-Tie. This has been arranged especially for AIBD members interested in learning about proper connections. Detailed information will be provided on Simpson Strong-Tie products for wood framed construction. Anchor systems products will be addressed, as well as, Lateral systems, Fasteners and today’s codes.

Location: Simpson Strong-Tie Stockton Training Center, 5151 S. Airport Way Stockton, CA 95206, 1-800-999-5099

CLICK HERE to download a registration form.

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More events ahead.

Looking into 2015…

  • January 1 & 2 – AIBD & NCBDC offices are closed.
  • January 16-17 – NCBDC Certified Professional Building Designer exam event, Houston, TX
  • January 20-22 – International Building Show, Las Vegas, NV (Visit AIBD’s booth in the Grand Lobby)
  • January 23 – AIBD House of Delegates Mid-year Meeting, Las Vegas, NV
  • March 6-8, 2015 – AIBD North Carolina/South Carolina Annual Conference, North Myrtle Beach, SC
  • March 25-27, 2015 – AIBD California Annual Conference, Skyline College, San Bruno, CA
  • August 3 – 6, 2015 – AIBD National Convention and Interactive Conference on Residential Design, Providence, RI

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Member renewal