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June 20, 2016. What’s happening @AIBD_National?

2016 Summer Conference registration is open.

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 tentative 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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ARDA call for entries – one more month to enter.

The ARDA program promotes innovation, creativity, excellence and sheer possibility. Who doesn’t want to be aligned with those? And winning, of course, brings validation and acclaim. But it’s not all about the glory. There is actually a business case to be made for entering an awards program—whether you you are recognized or not.

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

CLICK HERE to download your registration form.

Free webinar – How to put together a winning ARDA entry.

Download a one hour tutorial presented by long-time ARDA judge and personal house plans marketing consultant, Hillary Gottemoeller. In this video, Hillary shares examples of the good, the bad and the ugly. You deserve the credit, invest 60 minutes and learn how other ARDA winners earned it.

CLICK HERE to watch the video.


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Welcome new AIBD members!

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

Joe Belden
Phil Garner
Hillary Gottemoeller
Quincy R. Johnson
Andrew Melaragno
Adam Mengle
Dave Peterson
Adrian Vander Ploeg
James Powell
Larry Trimboli
Doug Walter
Carmen Williams








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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SoftPlan quick start introductory class begins tomorrow.

Classes meet Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. CST

SoftPlan’s introductory class will teach you the basic skills you need to create complete custom house plans.

You’ll learn how to draw a complete house plan in 2D and in 3D and how to generate elevations and sections, all from the convenience of your own office. You’ll also be able to ask the instructor questions and interact with the class. See a full itinerary and visit our website for more class offerings.

Each class is $195.00 per person. Classes fill up fast, register today.

phone 800-248-0164
email sales@softplan.com


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Portsmouth chapter meeting, June 22nd.

Enjoy a guided tour of one of the best granite warehouses in the nation with the Boston Granite Exchange’s general manager and their professional design assistant. After the tour, meet in their conference room for the annual business meeting.

For those who can get there early, meet for lunch right around the corner from the granite exchange. Cost of lunch is out of pocket.

  • Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
  • Tour Location: The Boston Granite Exchange 1 Parkridge Road Haverhill, MA (978) 372-8300
  • Lunch Location: Fresco Beignet Cafe 34 Rogers Road Haverhill, MA (978) 241-4196
  • Time: (LUNCH) 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. EDT; (TOUR) 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Cost: Tour is Complimentary, lunch is on your own.
  • RSVP: Contact Kathryn Joiner, email – kjoiner@megalink.net


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Enduring design: copper roofing, flashing and gutter systems.

A free webinar by Ron Blank & Associates.

June 22, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
1 AIA HSW CE Hour / 1.0 AIBD Primary-CE

About this Course:
One hour introduction to Copper and Copper Alloys, concentrating on roofing system design. Explores the useful physical properties and sustainable attributes of copper and copper alloys in roofing design, flashing, and gutters.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss where copper comes from and what makes it sustainable
2. Define copper’s physical properties and how use them for high performance
3. Describe basic roofing, flashing and gutter design practice
4. Describe copper roofing projects, providing examples of current copper/copper alloy installations, good design practice, and where design could be improved

Contact us:
webinars@greence.com | 360-727-3528 | Register Here


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Monterey Bay lunch and learn, June 30th.

Presentation by Jon Whorley VP Cedar Valley and Hugh Paarmann National Sales Manager Cedar Valley “Design and Performance of single panel siding” the course will cover the Health Safety and Welfare of the building, occupants and the environment. As part of the presentation, we will discuss fire rating requirements of the California State Fire Marshall.

1.25 CE units

Lunch will be provided.

(1) hour free city parking lot across street.
Public parking on street and nearby lots.

  • Date: Thursday, June30, 2016
  • Location: Richard Emigh Office – 413 Capitola Ave. Capitola, CA. 95010
  • Time: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. PDT
  • Cost: Complimentary
  • RSVP by June 24: Richard Emigh – redesigns02@yahoo.com or (831) 479-1452


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Archicad vs. Softplan – Tampa Bay, July 9th.

Tampa Bay Chapter Meeting – AND – two 1 hour continuing education classes. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

The Main Event:

  • ARCHICAD VS. SOFT PLAN – architectural software showdown, which is right for you?

Also Featuring:

  • The latest in residential 3D software

You will learn the pros and cons of each system to help you make an informative decision which software system is right for your firm.

July 9th 9am-1Pm at Easy Living with Techology, 5201 Roosevelt Blvd., Suite 111, Clearwater, FL 33760

CLICK HERE to add this event to your calendar.


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Save the date – Ohio multi-chapter meeting, July 9th.

We are planning the next AIBD statewide chapter meeting for July 9th in Columbus.

We will have a presentation: Designing Contemporary Residential Architecture”
And will discuss the development of local chapters and RIPPLE meetings for other areas not currently served.

Further details will be announced very soon!

AIBD Tristate OKI Chapter
Janette Bennett
Studer Residential Designs, Inc.
4010 Alexandria Pike
Cold Spring, KY 41076


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10 more days to apply for AIBD scholarships.

Student members and children of Professional members qualify for scholarships.

The American Institute of Building Design’s College of Fellows awards two scholarships each year, the College of Fellows Memorial Scholarship and the Annette Farmer Memorial Scholarship. Each scholarship recipient is awarded $1000 and they are named at the American Residential Design Awards Gala, August 27, 2016 at the Colorado State Governor’s Residence in Denver, CO. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2013.

For more information, qualifications and applications, CLICK HERE.


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College of Fellows seeks 2016 inductees – deadline June 30th.

The 2015 inductees: (from left) Newell Cheatheam, Lyle Breeze, Karen Kassik-Michelsohn, Salvatore “Sam” Liberti, Gordon Hoehle, Usiel Pineda and former Chancellor Jim Lucia.

The AIBD College of Fellows has announced they will be performing an induction ceremony at the American Residential Design Awards dinner at the Colorado Governor’s Mansion in Denver, CO on August 27, 2016. Nominations for Fellows are accepted at any time but to be considered for the coming induction, nominations must be in on or before June 30, 2016. Only AIBD Professional members may nominate another member for consideration.

The honor of membership in the College of Fellows is bestowed upon a Professional member of the American Institute of Building Design who is certified by the National Council of Building Designer Certification and has notably contributed to the advancement of the building design profession by excellence in design, or by excellence in design in combination with excellence in education, literature or public service.

CLICK HERE to download a nomination package or contact the College of Fellows Chancellor Jannis Vann by writing college@AIBDmember.org.


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Member renewal