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July 11, 2016. What’s happening @AIBD_National?

GreenStar Homes program updates – free webinar, today!

Big changes to the GreenStar new and existing homes program! Come learn about what they are and how you can use GreenStar now to make your next project, BETTER! 7/11 – Webinar event 12 pm EST

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Building Proportions and the Golden Ratio of Design – Free Webinar.

FT@2 Logo SMALLNot sure what’s a little “off” about a home design? It could be you need to do some math. Whether in nature, art, or building design, there are certain rules and ratios that can account for an aesthetically pleasing composition. Mathematicians have studied the “golden ratio” for thousands of years. This golden ratio appears everywhere and can be calculated with formulas, number sequences, and even displayed graphically.

Join us for the First Tuesday @2:00 (p.m. EDT) presented by American Residential Design Awards winner, certified AIBD Professional member, and AIBD President, Kevin Holdridge.

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2nd Colorado chapter approved, launch set for July 22nd.

Growth Shows Maturity, Growth And ImprovementThe AIBD Board of Directors approved a charter for the Denver Metro Chapter during their meeting last Wednesday. Lead by chapter president, Michael Payne of Empire Drafting and Design in Lakewood, CO, the chapter joins the Central Colorado Chapter as the second AIBD outreach group in the state. The new Denver Metro Chapter will also be including the neighboring city Boulder. While the Central Chapter is center on Colorado Springs, Cripple Creek, Pueblo and Canon City.

The new chapter has already planned its launch for Friday, July 22nd. Their presenter will be Pete Schiffers, who is the Field Marketing Manager for Norbord, Inc., the largest OSB manufacturer in the world. He has been promoting wood products to new home construction and industrial markets for 28 years. He’s currently in the process of introducing a new “Perfect Length” OSB Wall sheathing panel to builders in the Denver area and will be addressing this concept with us at our initial meeting. This panel helps to eliminate interior wall blocking, air infiltration, and strapping between floors, while reducing waste and labor costs! We’ll also discuss some of Norbord’s other innovative flooring and stair tread products and then wrap up our meeting with “The 10 Most Common Framing Mistakes”, a presentation borrowed from the American Plywood Assn.

All industry partners are welcome. Please RSVP by contacting the AIBD, Metro Denver Colorado Chapter contact, Michael Payne at mdpayne@dream-home-designdrafting.com or 303 325 1849

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ARDA deadline extended to July 18th.

The deadline for uploading your American Residential Design Award entry (e.g. submitting pictures, plans, descriptions, etc.) is now extended to 11:59 p.m. Monday, July 18, 2016. “This will allow designers and design teams to work on their entries over the weekend.” Says Steve Mickley, AIBD Executive Director. “However, we ask that everyone who is entering to be registered by the close of business on Friday, July 15th.” He adds.

The American Residential Design Awards is the American Institute of Building Design’s premier award program exhibiting design excellence in the residential building industry. It spotlights the most creative and innovative residential designers, builders, remodelers, architects, developers, land planners and interior designers in the nation.

Get $50 off your Best in American Living Award entry!

BALA registration is open from now until September 1, 2016. Anyone wishing to enter may visit www.BestofAmericanLiving.com and, just like ARDA, submit their projects digitally. Participants do not have to be members of NAHB to enter BALA and the discount code reduces the non-member entry fee down enough to nearly match the members’ price.

Two weeks left to register for ARDA!

CLICK HERE to download the list of categories and entry requirements.

CLICK HERE to download your registration form.

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Welcome new AIBD members!

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

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Member Stamp Shows Membership Registration And Subscribing

 

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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Summer Conference hotel block closes in three weeks.

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to meet and spend time with designers from all over the country in a relaxed atmosphere. The following is the proposed educational session line-up. Check www.AIBD.org/summerconference often for updates.

  • BeLoose (Mini-Workshop): Drawing Quickly, Effectively & Confidently (2 hours) Mike Lin
  • The Business of Design: Contracts & Corporate Structure (2 hours) Robert Newkirk
  • Show Your Work in a Better Light: New Tips & Techniques for Lighting & Daylighting Homes (90 minutes) Doug Walter
  • A Complete Residential Project in SketchUp (90 minutes) Michael Brightman
  • 2D vs. and 3D: How to Stop Being Opposed (60 minutes) Benjamin Tabolt
  • Turn Your Passion into Success (60 minutes) Angela Visbeen
  • Closing Session: 60 Design Ideas in 60 Minutes (60 minutes) Wayne Visbeen

CLICK HERE to get more information about the conference, the hotel and to register.

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SoftPlan20164-Day 3D rendering webinar – starts tomorrow.

SoftPlan’s live online training classes allow you to learn SoftPlan from the convenience of your own office. These content-rich webinars are taught by our knowledgeable training staff and are conducted using SoftPlan 2016. From your computer you will be able to see the instructor’s screen and hear them speak. You can ask any questions you may have using your phone or microphone to make sure that you are getting the most out of these exceptional classes.
Class size will be limited to 14 participants. Classes fill up fast so register today!

The cost for each class is $195.00 per person.

CLICK HERE to register

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Fortified Wise Training, Spanish Fort, Alabama – Registration closes July 14.

Did you know Alabama and Mississippi are leading the nation in FORTIFIED designated homes? Come join realtors, builders, insurance agents, roofers, and many other professionals for FORTIFIED training in Spanish Fort, AL this July to learn about the FORTIFIED Home™ building standards program that is already strengthening coastal communities.

Demand for this program is growing significantly in the region, leaving a need for people with knowledge about the program to assist those in building, buying, or finding out more about FORTIFIED. In addition, laws and regulations providing insurance incentives to lower the cost of a home’s property insurance wind premium are available for using FORTIFIED building standards in specific areas within Alabama and Mississippi.

CLICK HERE for more information and a link to register

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Northwest Louisiana Chapter meeting, July 12th.

Keys to Success with LP SmartSide Trim & Siding.

The SWLA Chapter will have Kip Faulk with LP Building Products as their guest and sponsor. He will be providing training on three LP products: SmartSide Trim & Siding, FlameBlock, TechShield and Armor-Strand. This presentation has 2 CE (Elective) credits of value.

CLICK HERE to download the meeting flyer.

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Down East Chapter meeting, July 12th.

Dan Thomas from Dan Thomas Builders will be presenting general information and “Best Practices” on insulated concrete forms (ICF’s). Dan has built and designed numerous ICF homes over the last 20 years and has a wealth of knowledge on the subject.

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

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Charlotte Metro Chapter meeting, July 13th.

Wood Reinvented Hybrid Decking/Siding/Facade

Wood Reinvented: Hybrid Decking/Siding/FacadeThis course is designed to help the architect or designer better understand the benefits and special considerations for and of using Hybrid and other composite materials in construction.

CLICK HERE to download the meeting flyer.

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Triad Chapter meeting, July 14th.

Join the Triad Chapter and its speaker Mike Hamm with Residential Elevator. He will talk about the do’s and don’ts for designing elevators for new homes & additions.

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Member renewal

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