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May 18, 2015. What’s happening @AIBD_National?

AIBD welcomes two new chapters!

Open signThe AIBD Board of Directors have approved charters for the Cape Fear and Puget Sound chapters. Lead by Jeff Eberle, CPBD, in Washington State, the Puget Sound chapter represents the King, Snohomish, Kitsap and Pierce counties.

The Cape Fear chapter, lead by J.W. “Willie” Dalrymple, CPBD, encompasses the coastal plain and tidewater region of North Carolina centered about the city of Wilmington and is located within Brunswick, New Hanover, Columbus and Pender Counties.

With the addition of these two chapters, AIBD now has five active professional chapters and two student chapters throughout the United States with five more professional chapters on the agenda for the board of directors to review when they meet June 3rd.

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Hotel reservations are open!

CLICK HERE to reserve your hotel room at the Omni Provicence hotel. AIBD’s special rate is $165/night (plus taxes and fees). A limited number of rooms have been set aside. The AIBD rate ends when the block is sold out or July 3, 2015 arrives, whichever comes first.

Visit www.AIBDconvention.com to view the conference schedule and to get information about the event as it becomes available.

Here’s this week’s conference highlight:

Those who can arrange to attend through August 7th will have the opportunity to experience the Newport Mansions come alive. Newport Mansions are landmarks of a vibrant era. To capture the flavor of their engaging history, The Preservation Society of Newport County will guide the AIBD conference attendees through three of their most prominent homes. The Breakers is a surviving jewel of the New York Central Railroad fortune, making a statement about the Vanderbilt family. The Elms was a summer retreat of coal magnate Edward Berwind and his wife Heminie. The Isacc Bell house is a masterpiece of the American Shingle-Style featuring Arts and Crafts interiors, Japanese-inspired columns, and a sweeping open floor plan.

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Get a FORTIFIED Home construction & designation overview.

  • Date: May 19, 2015
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Location: Carolina Beach Town Hall, 1121 N. Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC

The newly formed AIBD, Cape Fear Chapter and the Town of Carolina Beach Building Inspections Department are hosting a 2-part presentation on the FORTIFIED Home™ building standards and designation process; Part 1: Why build FORTIFIED and Part 2: How to build FORTIFIED. The presenter, Fred Malik is Director of FORTIFIED Programs at Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS). He is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the FORTIFIED suite of programs, which seek to improve property resilience to natural disasters on a local, regional and national level. Under his leadership, FORTIFIED has quickly become the national building standard for resilience.

CLICK HERE to download an event brochure with more information and registration instructions.

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What are the benefits of daylight and fresh air? .

  • Date: May 20, 2015
  • Time: 11:30 a.m. ET
  • Location: Red Rocks Cafe, 8712 Lindholm Drive, Huntersville, NC

Join the AIBD, Charlotte Metro Chapter for a comprehensive, educational program to communicate how skylights can contribute and provide the benefits of natural ventilation, daylight, and energy efficiency to ensure good health and wellbeing in residential applications as well as evaluating the importance of indoor climate and the aspects of creating better living conditions.

CLICK HERE to download an event brochure with more information and registration instructions.

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Enter the Mixer Madness Sweepstakes!

Enter to win the Mixer Madness Sweepstakes by Whirlpool’s Inside Pass Program! Sign up for Inside Pass and be entered to win one of ten KitchenAid Artisan Series Stand Mixers in your choice of color!

CLICK HERE for entry instructions.

Register by Friday, 5/22 to be eligible to win.

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Information governmentIllinois design practitioner bill hearing ends with no action taken.

The proposed Licensed Design Practitioner Act was given a subject matter hearing on Wednesday and no vote was taken.

Many members of the committee questioned the need for the bill since design is already being practiced without complaint from the public.  The Department of Professional Regulation was one of the organizations speaking in opposition, noting that a new license would cause burdensome administrative issues and that it did not see a need for the licensing of designers.

While the Illinois Interior Design Coalition claimed that this new license would be cost beneficial to the state, the Department debunked that theory claiming the law would actually impose an additional cost on the public since architects and engineers were already licensed to practice the same work.  Further, it noted that few designers would actually be eligible to become licensed, making the new licensing scheme non-revenue neutral. The sponsor herself acknowledged the substantial opposition to the bill and stated that she still had some of her own concerns as well.

While no formal action was taken on the bill, it seems unlikely that it will move out of committee for consideration this year.  However, since there was no vote officially rejecting the bill, it remains with the legislature, so AIBD staff will continue to monitor the situation to make sure that nothing changes.

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More events ahead.

  • May 19AIBD, Cape Fear Chapter, Fortified Home Construction and Designation Overview, Town Hall, Carolina Beach, NC
  • May 20AIBD, Charlotte Metro Chapter, Educational & Social Event, Red Rocks Cafe, Huntersville, NC
  • May 29 – AIBD, Central Colorado Chapter meeting, Denver, CO.
  • June 10 – AIBD, Charlotte Metro Chapter meeting, Charlotte, NC (contact: kevin@kdhdesign.com)
  • July 8 – AIBD, Charlotte Metro Chapter meeting, Charlotte, NC (contact: kevin@kdhdesign.com)
  • August 4 – 8 - AIBD Annual Conference: Including the annual membership meeting, two-days of education, architectural tour and ARDA awards gala.

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Member renewal