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August 8, 2016. What’s happening @AIBD_National?

Last call for AIBD Summer Conference Registration!

The 2016 Summer Conference is almost here and we will be closing online registration soon.

If you are planning on going you need to register right now.

CLICK HERE to get more information about the 2016 Summer Conference and to register.


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Take these three upcoming free webinars on sustainable building materials.

Learn to design healthy environments with advanced paint technology.

Diamon-Fusion International is hosting a free webinar titled “Designing Healthy Environments with Advanced Pain Technology” on August 11th.

Gone are the days where we use lead based paints that aren’t good for our own health, let alone the environment. This webinar will be discussing modern paint ingredients such as resins and waterborne colorants that create eco-responsible formulations.

Paint can contribute to LLED projects, so take this course to learn how you can effectively specify the various paints.

You’ll learn:

  • About future trends and sustainable coatings.
  • The various industry testing methods and standards that are used to certify “green” products.
  • What paints qualify for LEED credits.
  • And more!

Click here to register for this webinar.

There are also two more events this month:

Improving Your Outlook Through Hydrophobic Coatings, August 17th

Buildings encounter a lot of problems during their life-cycle, not the least of which is environmental damage. You can quickly improve your designs with knowledge of hydrophobic coating techniques such as environmental damage resilience, radical reduction of exterior cleanings, and improved photovoltaic performance.

Take this free one hour course and you’ll learn to understand more than just the environmental and operational benefits to using hydrophobic coatings.

You’ll learn:

  • The environmental benefits of hydrophobic coatings.
  • Suitable applications for different types.
  • The impacts of using hydrophobic coatings.
  • How the coatings contribute to LEED v4 points.
  • How to identify problems resulting from environmental damage.
  • And more!

Click here to register for this webinar.

Sustainable Materials in Restrooms, Locker Rooms and Other Applications, August 18th

High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) is a sustainable resource that can be used in restrooms, locker rooms, and elsewhere as a partition material. In this webinar, you’ll learn the physical attributes, composition, and design options that HDPE can provide for your projects.

You’ll learn:

  • The material characteristics of HDPE.
  • How recycled HDPE reduces environmental impact.
  • The short and long term improvements HDPE provides.
  • And more!

Click here to register for this webinar.

For more information, you can email webinars@greence.com or call 360-727-3528.


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CEDIA 2016 is coming up; did you get your tickets?

CEDIA 2016, a “global showcase of the biggest thinking, innovations, and connections in home technology,” is coming to Dallas, Texas, from September 13-17th 2016.

Attending CEDIA 2016 gives you the opportunity to network with other professionals in the home technology space. Aside from networking, you’ll expand your horizons and be a step ahead of the rest when you learn the latest in home technology and how it can improve your own work.

This year, you can learn about integrating home cinema into your designs. Another skill means another service you can offer! Take it a step further with training on rack building and wiring fundamentals. This year’s CEDIA brings 48 new courses and 116 total courses to take, including certifications.

The show floor is packed with even more to check out.

You’ll get to see the latest exhibits in home technology, from security, to home automation, to high performance audio.

And don’t forget to check out the Drone Zone, where you can learn how to utilize drones and other unmanned systems in home technology.

AIBD members can attend for free. Call 1-800-366-2423 or write info@AIBD.org for the member code, or to register as an AIBD member (if you are not already). To secure your housing please contact Tina Machina at CEDIA Housing at 317-713-1534 or via email at tmachina@conventionmanagers.com.

The CEDIA 2016 expo runs from September 13-17th 2016 in Dallas, Texas.
Click here for more information or to get registered.


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If you’re not up on the 2015 SDPWS, you’ll need these courses.

It looks like this issue of the MondayMinute is all about learning!

Simpson Strong-Tie is offering two new online courses that will help familiarize you with code-compliant diaphragm and shear wall design techniques, according to the ANSI / AWC 2015 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS).

The first of these courses is on diaphragm design. It’s only one hour long and will cover diaphragm behavior and analysis along with proper distribution of diaphragm forces and blocked versus unblocked diaphragms. You can register for the course by clicking here. Note that you can only open one course window at a time.

The second course is on shear wall design. It lasts two hours and will cover capacity adjustments based on aspect ratio, various different methods to shear wall design, and prefabricated shear walls. You can register for this course by clicking here. Note that you can only open one course window at a time.

AIBD members will receive Primary CEUs for taking these courses, so register today!


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Welcome new AIBD members!

Please help us welcome those who joined or rejoined AIBD this past week.

Dale J. Burke
Brett A. Warren
Christian Wells
Les White

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We are pleased you have chosen AIBD as a resource for professional and personal growth. Membership provides technical information, advocacy, professional networking opportunities, as well as participate in programming sessions offered at various conferences throughout the year. All designed to help advance your career.

Visit “SearchHomeDesigners.com” to reach out and exchange information with other professionals in the building designer industry supporting the AIBD mission.


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Design & Construction Week 2017 is coming to Orlando, FL!

The fourth annual Design & Construction Week (D&CW) is moving to Orlando, FL, this year. The event will last from January 10th to the 12th. This is the largest annual gathering of the residential design and construction industry with over 80,000 professionals. You won’t want to miss it.

D&CW brings together the National Association of Home Builders and the National Kitchen and Bath Association in one location, hosing both of their respective shows: the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS).

D&CW also has a great Industry Tracker news site you should check out. They bring together news from all over the industry. Click here to start reading.

You can save $100 on tickets by purchasing the early bird tickets, which go on sale September 1st, 2016. We’ll remind you in a future MondayMinute when they go on sale.

For more information on the event, click here.


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Reminder: Don’t forget about the Down East Chapter Meeting!

We discussed this more in the July 25th edition of the MondayMinute, but we wanted to remind you again.

The AIBD Down East Chapter will be meeting at Winslow’s Tavern in downtown Greenville from 6:30-8:00 PM on Tuesday August 9th. Dinner will be provided by Therma-Tru Doors representative David Graham and Fypon Region Market Manager Rob Tossas.

Free public parking is available across from the restaurant. When you arrive, ask the hostess to direct you to the AIBD meeting upstairs.

Date: Tuesday, August 9th, 2016
Location: Winslow’s Tavern
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Contact: Len Van Staalduinen, designplus@embarqmail.com


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arda_mmLast week the ARDA Judges got together and voted for the 2016 American Residential Design Awards.

Last week we had the ARDA Judges here in the AIBD offices voting on the 9th annual American Residential Design Awards.

ARDA is not a design competition, but an awards program where judging is conducted by an expert panel of residential designers. The entries are judged by the quality of the entry, so they’re not compared to any other entries, other than in the case where there is an overall best in the category.

The focus of this award program is to recognize the most creative and innovative professionals in the industry.

All winners will be announced at our 2016 Summer Conference, which you should register for if you haven’t already.

The categories for this year were:

  • Custom Homes
  • Model Homes
  • Renovations
  • Published Designs
  • Multi-Family Design
  • Conceptual Design
  • Outdoor Living
  • Accessible Living
  • Green Design
  • Working Drawings
  • Global Choice

All residential industry professionals are eligible to enter. Entries can be individual or collaborative. It’s too late to sign up for the 2016 ARDA, since judging is wrapping up now, but we’ll remind you next year as soon as we’re ready to start accepting entries. Make sure you’re subscribed to our newsletter.

You can take part in the voting, too! The Global Choice Awards are open to anyone to vote. Anyone at all! Click here to cast your vote.


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Tired businessmanHumor for your Monday!

If you spend twice the amount of hours that are allotted in the budget to design a whole house designing a single corbel bracket for a fire place mantel…
…You may be a Residential Designer!

Jokes by Allen M. Beaumont, Jr.

Allen began his professional career in 1988 as a Project Coordinator for a large commercial design firm in Winter Park, Florida. Allen’s responsibilities gradually expanded and eventually included managing the daily operations of the Residential Design and Development Department.

In 1997 Allen established B&A Design Studio, Inc. and for the last 20 years his award winning firm has been recognized as the preferred source for national home builders as well as custom home builders. He served as President of American Institute of Building Designers for the Florida Society in 2004 and 2005. He is a Certified Professional Building Designer through NCBDC and is a Certified Residential Contractor in the state of Florida.


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