Tag Archives: National Council of Building Deisgner Certification

Building Designer Updates – November 24, 2014.

Join Button Shows Subscriptions Application And RegistrationTwo societies conduct membership drives, offer huge discounts.

South Carolina Society – Now until December 31.

Running from now until the end of 2014, the South Carolina Society is offering AIBD Professional membership for $425, a $100 discount off the regular first year membership cost. To download an application or to join electronically, visit www.JoinAIBD.org. If you have any questions regarding the South Carolina Society, contact the Society President, Steve Humbert by writing shdesigns@charleston.net or check out their website www.AIBDSC.com.

Florida Society – January 1 to June 30, 2015.

Starting January 1, 2015, the Florida Society is also offering the first year of membership in their society for $425 (a $95 discount off the regular rate) through Jun3 30, 2015. If you have any questions regarding the Florida Society, contact the Society President, Mike Keesee by writing Mike.Keesee@gokeesee.com or check out the society website www.AIBDFL.org.

AIBD membership Professional  Membership is reserved for those who are building  designers with a minimum of two-years of experience. It is required that an individual have a residence in the state they desire to be a member of, although exceptions can be made for professionals wishing to be members of more than one society.

FacebookTwitterGoogleLinkedIn

Return to top of page


Four AIBD-CE accredited webinars offered next week.

Certified Vinyl Siding: Engineered Enhanced Beauty

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:

FacebookTwitterGoogleLinkedIn

Return to top of page


New Idea Builder on Versatex.com

Recently AIBD Corporate member, Versatex, launched on versatex.com the Idea Builder. This new
application will allow users to pre-render their products on demonstration facades. The app will allow you and your customers to choose area of a pre-designed house and apply unique combinations of products to create a custom look. These renderings can be saved for reference when purchasing products or used to obtain more information about the Versatex product line through versatex.com and mobile app. The application can also display information about specific products and link the customer to product pages for a detailed description. To check out the site, go to ideabuilder.versatex.com.

.FacebookTwitterGoogleLinkedIn

Return to top of page


Member featured on hit remodeling show, “Fix it & Finish it.”

AIBD Corporate Member, Windsor Windows, replaced three old windows with new, energy efficient windows and installed one new window for a Louisville couple as a part of a featured renovation on the new hit home improvement series, “Fix It & Finish It.” The three retrofit windows were Windsor Pinnacle clad double-hung windows installed on the first floor. In the second floor dormer, a Pinnacle Select push-out casement became the focal point of the newly remodeled second story.

To read the full article, CLICK HERE.

.FacebookTwitterGoogleLinkedIn

Return to top of page


NCBDC Houston exam postponed until January.

Due to low registrations, the Certified Professional Building Designer exam event scheduled for Houston, TX on December 5 & 6 is now re-scheduled for January 16 & 17, 2015. For more information, contact Steve Mickley by writing steve.mickley@aibd.org or calling 1-800-366-2423 x1105.

.FacebookTwitterGoogleLinkedIn

Return to top of page


More events ahead.

Looking into 2015…

  • 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

Return to top of page


Member renewal