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January 4, 2016. What’s happening @AIBD_National?

Important 2016 dates!

Break out your new 2016 calendar and make note of these important AIBD events. Wait, you don’t use one of those old fashioned paper calendars anymore? No problem, click on the dates below and add the “icalendar” event directly into your Google, Apple, Outlook, Yahoo, Mozilla, calendar!

January 19-22 – Design & Construction Week

AIBD members get your Design & Construction Week (DCW) expo pass now for only $125 until January 16 and attend the industry’s largest gathering of residential design and construction industry professionals, January 19-22 in Las Vegas. #DCW2016 features the co-location of @BuildersShow and @KitchenBathIndustryShow and your registration includes access to the exhibit floors of both shows as well as the floors of two partner events @vision.iwce and @TISEofficial – a total of 2,500+ exhibits! Register now at www.designandconstructionweek.com/AIBD

March 1 – American Residential Design Awards, Call for Entries

The American Residential Design Awards (ARDA) is the American Institute of Building Design’s premier award program exhibiting design excellence in the residential building industry. Each 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. Entries will be accepted from March 1, 2016 through July 1, 2015.

March 4 & 5 – AIBD Spring Conference & Trade Show

Formerly the NC & SC spring conference, this year’s re-branded event has 25% more educational sessions! Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to meet and spend time with designers from all over the Southeast in a relaxed atmosphere at a venue right on the Atlantic Ocean. Registration will be opening in a few days!

Location: Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort, 98 North Ocean Boulevard · North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582. Toll Free: 800-438-9590

July 1 – ARDA Closes

Beginning on March 1, 2015, the American Residential Design Awards will be accepting registrations and entries until this day, June 30th. Going forward, a panel of residential design and construction experts will convene and award recognition based on the quality of the entry and not compared to others in a category. In addition, one or more ARDA winners may be recognized as the overall best in their specific category, as well as a Best in Show awarded. The winners will be announced on August 27, 2016 at a dinner scheduled to be held in Denver, CO.

August 25-27 – AIBD Summer Conference & Trade Show

Also tentatively scheduled to be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown, the AIBD Annual Conference has changed its name but the schedule will be almost identical to years past. Two full days of educational sessions will be combined with a buffet lunch style trade show followed by a full-day architectural tour (separate registration).

August 27 – American Residential Design Awards Gala

The 2016 ARDA awards program is scheduled to conclude at the Governor’s Residence at the Boettcher Mansion in Denver, CO. Governor John Hickenlooper wishes to encourage you to come visit this elegant house, known fondly as “Colorado’s Home.” Built as a private residence in 1908, the house has been available for use by Governor’s since 1960, both as a home and for official Governor’s Functions. On this night, AIBD will be spotlighting the most creative and innovative residential designers, builders, remodelers, architects, developers, land planners and interior designers in the nation.


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Builder magazine is looking for your input!

Drew Vass is a freelance reporter and he’s working on an article for Builder magazine. He’s interested in getting a grip on how prevalent or possibly growing certain building methods are these days. He contacted the AIBD and we created a short survey to help Drew get a feel for which topics are worth writing about. Below is list he provided us. Please click the link below to tell Drew the frequency in which you are seeing these methods used in residential construction.


  • Panelized construction (walls, floors, roofs – whether manufactured and distributed or pre-constructed by builders/contractors)
  • Elevated concrete ground slabs (jacked)
  • Post framing
  • Spray-on air and weather barriers
  • Steel framing (walls, floors, roofs, decks – you name it)

CLICK HERE to access the very short survey and to volunteer for a possible interview.


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Introduction to the Green Communities Certification Program – Free Ce Webinar this Wednesday

The program is presented by, KRISTA EGGER, Senior Program Director, Green Communities Initiative at Enterprise Community.

  • Date: January 6
  • Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET
  • Cost: Complimentary

CLICK HERE to register.

Consider this: 70% of design decisions are made in the first 10% of a project—a fact that’s critically relevant to the need for the Green Communities program in creating healthy and sustainable homes.

Then Enterprise Foundation’s Green Communities (EGC) is improving the health and well-being of low-income people by transforming the quality of affordable housing in America. By aligning affordable housing investment strategies with environmentally responsive building practices, Enterprise is leading the national effort to ensure that people living in affordable housing are healthier, spend less money on utilities, and have more opportunities through their connections to transportation, quality food and health care services.

CLICK HERE to view more GreenHome Institute coming events.


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RSVP for Palm Beach RIPPLE, January 15.

  • Date: January 15
  • Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm ET
  • Cost: Complimentary

CLICK HERE to download a registration form

The AIBD Palm Beach Chapter invites all residential industry professionals’ to their January luncheon, courtesy of Coastal Windows & Doors in Riviera Beach, FL.

In addition to a tour of their showroom and a wonderful box lunch, the professionals at Coastal Windows and Doors will be presenting an one-hour Loewen Windows continuing education presentation. Loewen is an AIA CES Registered Provider and recognizes that continuing
education in residential building design is crucial to advancing and improving the profession. Loewen is pleased to provide the industry with continuing education to maintain competency, to prepare for the future, to fulfill the continuing education requirements for certification and frequently to renew state license requirements.

Coastal Windows and Doors, Inc. provides a wide selection of the highest quality windows and doors from fourteen of the top manufacturers in their fields to make your all your clients houses the homes they’ve been dreaming of.


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Ask the Expert™ launches North American seminar tour January 12th – Attend FREE!

Attention design professionals! You can earn continuing education credits by attending this seminar. Help maintain your professional credentials while learning valuable information about attic ventilation that will help you in your work.

This is not a sales presentation, it is a technical seminar – We are committed to helping roofing professionals like yourself improve their understanding of how to specify and install an effective attic ventilation system — whether you use our products or those of our competitors.

Attend and Air Vent, Inc. promises you’ll leave with at least one tip you can use immediately and you’ll enjoy a FREE meal, too!

CLICK HERE to view the 24 city 2016 schedule and to register for a seminar near you.


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Member renewal